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::: defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
::: prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
::: ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
::: disjointed - disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin
::: squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
::: sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
::: poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
::: extrude - force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die