At first he tried to supplement the interpreter by shouting words of broken Greek, or intimidating her by glaring looks whose efficacy he had often proved on his subordinates but without the least success; and then he had her informed that he possessed a document which placed her guilt beyond doubt.

This arbitrary conduct did not succeed in intimidating the other Councillors.

encouraging, goofy, consoling, featherbrained, relaxing, inviting, benignant, bright, tender, Quieting, happy, mirthful, lighthearted, light-headed, cheerful, soft, lulling, quiet, flighty, gentle, bland, sweet, sunny, giddy, tranquil, meek, glad, agreeable, mellow, mild, calming, scatterbrained, playful, silly, frivolous, pleasant, soothing, pleasing, merry, tranquilizing, harebrained, pacifying, comforting, reassuring, easy, benign.

There are other allusions to this intimidating insect in this book.

The policemen fired twice over the heads of the rioters, thereby encouraging instead of intimidating them.

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Popular in countries such as Great Britain, roundabouts are demonstrably more efficient at moving traffic than four-way stops and other types of intersections.

As to intimidating me, or changing my course, the thing cannot be done.

I was on the point of saying this, but Schomberg's stare was intimidating.

In such roundabouts, each peripheral circle facilitates car entries and exits from an associated feeder road.