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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
brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
gainsay - deny
prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
outlandish - bizzare; peculiar; unconventional
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew