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Intimidating or difficult and needing a lot of physical effort.

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  • Trying to find a needle in a haystack is a daunting task.
  • One of the most daunting is the size of our country.
  • Siegfried in “Götterdämmerung,” though daunting, is singable.
  • What makes it more daunting is there is a large cast of characters beyond the team of 8, who themselves need to be shown.
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