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dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
nomadic - wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
macabre - gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
integrate - make whole; combine; make into one unit
equilibrium - balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor