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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Westerwelle dismisses Iran's nuclear offer.
dismiss = refuse
I think that's a very waffly way to be trying to control something as serious as this.
waffle (speech), a slang term for, speech that involves equivocating or blathering; vague and lengthy writing or talk; to talk or write foolishly
His ability to distinguish the essence and to cut the waffle in any discussion are exceptional.
cut the waffle = stop wandering off the subject, keep to the point
If the father left only daughters, they equally succeeded to him in copartnership.
Enjoy till I return Short pleasures; for long woes are to succeed!
Winter is succeeded by spring.
The storm died down and a great calm succeeded.
succeed = to come in the place of another person, thing, or event
Catherine I succeeded her husband, Peter the Great (who died), to become empress of Russia.
He left none to succeed him.
I have to succeed him on the throne.
The present queen succeeded to the throne upon the death of her father.
succeed = be the successor (of); to ascend the throne after the removal, the death of the occupant.
Will you to the cooler cave succeed!
succeed = follow
The attack succeeded.
He succeeded in his efforts.
He succeeded in life.
I have succeeded in persuading him.
succeed = prosper, thrive
Thank you for your efforts.