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::: formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
::: stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
::: vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
::: impartial - not biased; fair; N. impartiality
::: jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
::: hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
::: obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy
::: forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
::: rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
::: contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly