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effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
alluvial - pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up
omnipresent - universally present; ubiquitous
acrophobia - fear of heights
seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate