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formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
desultory - aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo