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Word: retrench

Definition: cut down; cut down expenses; economize


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::: fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
::: airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
::: torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
::: shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
::: miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
::: prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
::: valid - logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
::: abode - dwelling place; home
::: naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
::: epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus