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abbreviate - shorten
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
deplete - reduce; exhaust
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
minatory - menacing; threatening
submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free