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    poise - Dictionary definition and meaning for word poise

    (noun) a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second Definition
    (noun) a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium Definition
    (noun) great coolness and composure under strain
    Synonyms : aplomb , assuredness , cool , sang-froid
    Example Sentence
    • keep your cool
    (verb) be motionless, in suspension
    Example Sentence
    • The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked
    (verb) prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
    Synonyms : brace
    (verb) cause to be balanced or suspended Definition
    (verb) hold or carry in equilibrium
    Synonyms : balance
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for poise

poise - position. Good position is always a balanced one.

one who consumes poison is not 'cool and composed under strain'

A good position always give great coolness & composure under stain.

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