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phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
impudence - impertinence; insolence
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
verbalize - put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb
interdict - prohibit; forbid; N.
odoriferous - giving off an odor
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire