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phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
vendor - seller
curtail - shorten; reduce
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.