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Word: retrench

Definition: cut down; cut down expenses; economize


More Vocab Words

::: propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
::: refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
::: disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
::: appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
::: gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
::: vacuous - empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
::: tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
::: slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
::: doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
::: exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent