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dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
whimsical - capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange
fleck - spot; mark with flecks; N: small mark or spot
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word