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  • stagelike — adjective a) Resembling or characteristic of a stage (setting where a dramatic work is performed). Contra Piaget, I argue that:(1) development rarely involves stagelike domain general change. b) proceeding through discrete stages; often used of… …   Wiktionary

  • stage — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French estage abode, story of a building, state, from Vulgar Latin *staticum, from Latin stare to stand more at stand Date: 14th century 1. a. one of a series of positions or stations one above the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • altarpiece — /awl teuhr pees /, n. a painted or carved screen behind or above the altar or communion table in Christian churches; reredos. [1635 45; ALTAR + PIECE] * * * Painting, relief, sculpture, screen, or decorated wall standing on or behind an altar in… …   Universalium

  • relief — relief1 reliefless, adj. /ri leef /, n. 1. alleviation, ease, or deliverance through the removal of pain, distress, oppression, etc. 2. a means or thing that relieves pain, distress, anxiety, etc. 3. money, food, or other help given to those in… …   Universalium

  • human behaviour — Introduction       the potential and expressed capacity for physical, mental, and social activity during the phases of human life.       Human beings, like other animal species, have a typical life course that consists of successive phases of… …   Universalium

  • balletic — Synonyms and related words: actor proof, all star, ballet, cinematic, cinematographic, dance, dancing, dramatic, dramatical, dramaturgic, film, filmic, ham, hammy, histrionic, legitimate, melodramatic, milked, monodramatic, movie, operatic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dramatic — Synonyms and related words: Alcaic, Anacreontic, Castalian, Homeric, Hudibrastic, Pierian, Pindaric, Theocritean, actor proof, all star, alto, ballet, balletic, bardic, baritone, bass, bravura, breathtaking, bucolic, choral, choric, cinematic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • film — Synonyms and related words: 3 D, Cinemascope, Cinerama, London fog, London special, Photostat, Rabelaisianism, Technicolor, Western, X rated movie, X ray, Xerox, actor proof, all star, animated cartoon, apply to, backing, ballet, balletic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ham — Synonyms and related words: ARRL, acting, actor proof, all star, amateur radio operator, ankle, bacon, ballet, balletic, bayonet legs, be theatrical, bowlegs, buffoonery, business, butt, calf, characterization, chitterlings, cinematic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hammy — Synonyms and related words: actor proof, all star, ballet, balletic, cinematic, cinematographic, dramatic, dramatical, dramaturgic, emotionalistic, emotive, film, filmic, ham, histrionic, hysteric, legitimate, melodramatic, milked, monodramatic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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