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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
statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
viscid - adhesive; gluey
enunciate - announce; proclaim; utter or speak, especially distinctly; pronounce clearly; articulate; Ex. This theory was first enunciated by him.
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection