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levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
acclaim - applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background