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- 1. front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawman, deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker
- usage: a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
- 2. straw man, strawman, specious argument
- usage: a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
- 3. scarecrow, straw man, strawman, bird-scarer, scarer, effigy, image, simulacrum
- usage: an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
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