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Word: retrench

Definition: cut down; cut down expenses; economize


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::: amoral - nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
::: outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
::: alcove - nook; recess
::: blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
::: meditation - reflection; thought; V. meditate
::: forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
::: litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
::: ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
::: derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
::: euthanasia - mercy killing