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formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
drivel - nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense
irascible - irritable; easily angered
impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy