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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Assured; composed.
  • adj. Held balanced or steady in readiness: stood poised for the jump.

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  • adj. Possessing poise, having self-confidence.
  • adj. Ready, prepared.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in full control of your faculties
  • adj. marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action

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