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prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
valid - logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
irreparable - not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair
rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon