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cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
vogue - popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
abridge - condense or shorten
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
curtail - shorten; reduce
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.