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effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
dishearten - discourage
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
menace - threat; V: threaten