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Vocabulary Word

Word: abbreviate

Definition: shorten


Sentences Containing 'abbreviate'

Birders often abbreviate its name to "Med Gull".
But this intensity of his physical prostration did but so much the more abbreviate it.

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::: indemnify - make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
::: schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
::: insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
::: phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
::: regeneration - spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
::: innocuous - harmless
::: denigrate - blacken; defame
::: volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
::: demolition - destruction; V. demolish
::: cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle