An effigy is a crude likeness or statue of a person, often of someone who is disliked.
A feint is the act of pretending to make a movement in one direction while actually moving in the other, especially to trick an opponent; a feint can also be a deceptive act meant to turn attention away from one's true purpose.
If you feign something, such as a sickness or an attitude, you pretend and try to convince people that you have it—even though you don't.
A figment is purely an invention or creation dreamed up by your own mind or imagination.
When something prefigures a future occurrence, it foreshadows, hints at, or suggests that it may very well happen.
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