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effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land
perpetrate - commit an offense; do (something wrong)
accost - approach and speak first to a person
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)