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Word: nonplus

Definition: put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more


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::: subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
::: soothsayer - one who foretells the future
::: collected - composed; calm; self-possessed
::: 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
::: reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
::: ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale