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curtail - shorten; reduce
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
sentinel - sentry; lookout