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To drive off or scatter in different directions:The police dispersed the crowd.To strew or distribute widely:The airplane dispersed the leaflets over the city.To cause to vanish or disappear.


Fraught with uncertainty or doubt; undecided.Arousing doubt; doubtful:a dubious distinction.Of questionable character:dubious profits.


To make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly.To increase the gravity or intensity of


Expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy.


To make repeated or sporadic spitting sounds.To speak hastily and incoherently, as when confused or angry.To utter or express hastily and incoherently.A spluttering noise.


Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy.Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.


A large wave or swell of water.A great swell, surge, or undulating mass, as of smoke or sound.To surge or roll in billows.To swell out or bulge:sheets billowing in the breeze.


To put on (clothing).To assume or take on:donned the air of the injured party.


A sharp contortion of the face expressive of pain, contempt, or disgust.To make a sharp contortion of the face.


To recite in a singing tone.To utter in a monotone.To speak with a singing tone or with a particular intonation.To sing a plainsong intonation.


Deep in thought; contemplative.Contemplation; meditation.A product of contemplation; a thought

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