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abash - embarrass
portly - stout; corpulent
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots