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effigy

  

      n   pl   , -gies  
1    a portrait of a person, esp. as a monument or architectural decoration  
2    a crude representation of someone, used as a focus for contempt or ridicule and often hung up or burnt in public (often in the phrases burn or hang in effigy)  
     (C18: from Latin effigies, from effingere to form, portray, from fingere to shape)  
  effigial      adj  
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effigy

  
  
dummy, figure, guy, icon, idol, image, likeness, picture, portrait, representation, statue  

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effing, efficacy, effigial, eff

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