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::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: acclaim - applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
::: mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
::: epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
::: vivacious - lively or animated; sprightly
::: cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
::: polity - (particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark