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::: phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
::: cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
::: machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
::: hibernate - sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
::: prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
::: nefarious - very wicked
::: minatory - menacing; threatening
::: interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper