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Abridge
to shorten by omissions while retaining the basic contents
emendation
a correction or change, as of a text.
finality
the state, quality, or fact of being final; conclusiveness or decisiveness.
garrulous
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, esp. about trivial matters.
impromptu
made or done without previous preparation
invoke
to call for with earnest desire; make supplication or pray for
Lucrative
profitable; moneymaking; remunerative
shrew
a woman of violent temper and speech; termagant.
supercilious
haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
bolster
a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc.
expletive
an interjectory word or expression, frequently profane; an exclamatory oath.
furor
a general outburst of enthusiasm, excitement, controversy, or the like.
idiomatic
peculiar to or characteristic of a particular language or dialect
intangible
not tangible; incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch, as incorporeal or immaterial things; impalpable.
laconic
using few words; expressing much in few words; concise
reciprocate
to give, feel, etc., in return.
subterfuge
an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.
tawdry
of finery, trappings, etc.) gaudy; showy and cheap.
wistful
characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning.
verbose
characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy