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Word: curtail

Definition: shorten; reduce


More Vocab Words

::: categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: confound - confuse; puzzle
::: inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
::: consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
::: posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
::: overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
::: vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)