1.Even Emma had been pleased by the sales and it took a lot of ka-chings to bring a smile to her redoubtable square face.
that is to be feared; formidable.
2."Annie was instantly on alert. The smiling comment, though ostensibly a compliment, was a subtle reminder that Laurel had stepped into the breach when Pat failed to show up."
3. She began without preamble.
a preliminary or introductory statement, esp attached to a statute or constitution setting forth its purpose
4.She died as the result of ingesting four hundred milligrams of OxyContin, which had been dissolved in Irish Coffee.
A prescription painkiller that has become a popular and dangerous recreational drug.
"At this point"--Billy sounded somewhat ponderous--"the file remains open."
of great weight; heavy; massive.