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truncate - cut the top off; shorten
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
evince - show clearly
rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony