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dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
misogamy - hatred of marriage
prong - pointed projecting part
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism