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::: curtail - shorten; reduce
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
::: miserly - stingy; mean
::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
::: aberrant - abnormal or deviant
::: impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
::: fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots