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menace - threat; V: threaten
growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
ineffable - unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose