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: of, relating to, or resembling a mouse: such as
: quiet, stealthy
: timid, retiring
: grayish brown
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fainthearted, fearful, fearsome, scary, shy, skittish, timid, timorous, tremulous
adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, daring, dashing, gutsy, hardy, venturesome, venturous
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1812, in the meaning defined above
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: shy and quiet
of hair : dull brown in color
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