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{adj: dry} having no adornment or coloration
"dry facts"
"rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"

{adj: flustered, hot and bothered, perturbed, rattled} thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)

{adj: healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, sound} exercising or showing good judgment
"healthy scepticism"
"a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"
"the healthy attitude of French laws"
"healthy relations between labor and management"
"an intelligent solution"
"a sound approach to the problem"
"sound advice"
"no sound explanation for his decision"

{adj: rattlebrained, rattlepated, scatterbrained, scatty} lacking sense or discretion
"his rattlebrained crackpot ideas"
"how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for"- Glenway Westcott

{n: Mojave rattlesnake, Crotalus scutulatus} extremely dangerous; most common in areas of scattered scrubby growth; from Mojave Desert to western Texas and into Mexico

{n: button snakeroot, Eryngium aquaticum} coarse prickly perennial eryngo with aromatic roots; southeastern United States; often confused with rattlesnake master

{n: massasauga, massasauga rattler, Sistrurus catenatus} pygmy rattlesnake found in moist areas from the Great Lakes to Mexico; feeds on mice and small amphibians

{n: rattlesnake master, rattlesnake's master, button snakeroot, Eryngium yuccifolium} coarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite

{v: yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap away} talk incessantly and tiresomely


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