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::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
::: nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
::: miserly - stingy; mean
::: subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
::: transcendent - exceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing; V. transcend: go beyond; exceed; surpass; N. transcendancy
::: resentment - indignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about
::: filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect