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::: truncate - cut the top off; shorten
::: proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation
::: grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
::: calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
::: stammer - speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
::: pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
::: straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
::: overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession