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curtail - shorten; reduce
indifferent - unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad
jocose - given to(having a tendency of) joking
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
diva - operatic singer; prima donna
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception