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::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
::: liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
::: venerate - revere; treat with great respect
::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
::: faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
::: carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
::: valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
::: carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)