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::: curtail - shorten; reduce
::: preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
::: carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
::: cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
::: amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
::: forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
::: intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
::: serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip