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curtail - shorten; reduce
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
imprudent - lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
adroit - skillful (in using mind or hand)
premonitory - serving to warn
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages