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abbreviate - shorten
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
certitude - certainty
fancied - imagined; unreal
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
murky - dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
centripetal - tending toward the center