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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
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
natty - neatly or smartly dressed; dapper; smart; Ex. natty dresser
succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye