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effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
juggernaut - irresistible crushing force; overwhelming advancing force that crushes everything in its path
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
belittle - disparage; depreciate
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry