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hieroglyphic - picture writing; ADJ.
hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
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
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism