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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
component - element; ingredient
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
unilateral - one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
stratified - divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
inconsequential - insignificant; unimportant
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into