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Word: discompose

Definition: disturb the composure of; confuse


Sentences Containing 'discompose'

And having been long used to sea-voyages, those motions, although sometimes very violent, did not much discompose me.
Sometimes I see the butcher, bloody but confident; sometimes I see nothing, and sit gasping on my second's knee; sometimes I go in at the butcher madly, and cut my knuckles open against his face, without appearing to discompose him at all.
These I took out and fastened as strongly as I could upon my nose, and thus armed, went on boldly with my work, in spite of the enemy’s arrows, many of which struck against the glasses of my spectacles, but without any other effect, further than a little to discompose them.

More Vocab Words

::: dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
::: pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
::: bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
::: epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
::: denigrate - blacken; defame
::: anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
::: sage - person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
::: enterprising - full of initiative; showing enterprise
::: centripetal - tending toward the center
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn