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verb [T]  us   /dɔnt, dɑnt/
to make someone feel slightly frightened or worried about his or her ability to achieve something; to discourage: She’s not at all daunted by criticism.
adjective  us   /ˈdɔn·tɪŋ, ˈdɑn-/
Reforming the welfare system is a daunting task.
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