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truncate - cut the top off; shorten
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
corpuscle - red or white cell in the blood
decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence