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effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
memorialize - commemorate
prong - pointed projecting part
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
ovoid - egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive