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Noun
A person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another
“Qualities such as these make goddesses a perfect foil to counter new forms of cultural colonisation.”
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A person who is chosen to be punished or sacrificed
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Lustrous chemical element
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A performer whose act involves being the butt of a comedian's jokes
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A structure shaped to produce lift when moving in air
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Something or someone having qualities noticeably different from another
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An obstacle, delay, or disadvantage
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Comedian who sets up joke
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A trail indicated by the characteristic smell of an animal and perceptible to hounds or other animals
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A backing or setting on which a photograph, gem, or work of art is set for display
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A person whose profession is acting on the stage, in films, or on television
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A thin layer covering a surface
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A small, flat, very thin piece of something, typically one which has broken away or been peeled off from a larger piece
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A weapon with a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard, used for thrusting or striking and now typically worn as part of ceremonial dress
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A thing that contributes extra features to something else in such a way as to improve or emphasize its quality
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A person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule
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Weakness in character or morals
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The act or instance of defeating
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To prevent from achieving a goal
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“His direct action and cool nerves foil the robbery in suitably dramatic fashion.”
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To destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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To prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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To defy or frustrate
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To give force or effect toward
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Put a spoke in somebody's wheel
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To achieve a victory over
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To drive back
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To deliberately hurt, annoy, or offend (someone)
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Cover with veneer
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To rob by the use of trickery or threats
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Conduct a discussion or argument in an evasive way
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