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effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
dappled - spotted
robust - strong; vigorous
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
intermediary - intermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola