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effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
patrimony - property inherited from a father
impious - irreverent
inverse - opposite
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
eventual - happening at last as a result; Ex. eventual victory