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effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
probity - uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
abode - dwelling place; home