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consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
emancipate - set free; liberate
erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time