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::: redoubtable - formidable; causing fear
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
::: adage - wise saying; proverb
::: zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
::: prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
::: deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
::: subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
::: promontory - headland