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curtail - shorten; reduce
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
integral - complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
indissoluble - permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid