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Word: retrench

Definition: cut down; cut down expenses; economize


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::: salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
::: sage - person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
::: compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
::: throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
::: odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
::: distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
::: milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
::: flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
::: plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
::: oblivious - inattentive or unmindful; unaware; wholly absorbed; forgetful(having the habit of forgetting)