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Word: phalanx

Definition: formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)


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::: woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
::: diverse - differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
::: sententious - pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
::: irrefutable - indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable
::: ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
::: quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
::: nondescript - undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd
::: patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
::: obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
::: carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)