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formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
remediable - reparable
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily