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formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
natty - neatly or smartly dressed; dapper; smart; Ex. natty dresser
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
complementary - serving to complete something
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
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