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abridge
to reduce in length; condense
compendium
a short complete summary; an abstract
cursory
performed with haste and little attentiveness
curtail
to cut short or reduce
syllabus
outline or summary of mainpoints
synopsis
a brief outline or general view
terse
brief and to the point
apace
at a rapid rate; sudden
abrupt
unexpectidly sudden
headlong
in a rash manner; headfirst
impetuous
marked by sudden and forceful emotion or energy
precipitate
to cause to happen, especially sudden
abet
to support, encourage, approve
advocate
so plead, argue, or say in favor of
ancillary
secondary; helping
bolster
support; to prop up
corroborate
to strengthen or support with evidence
countenance
support; face with moral support
espouse
to give one's loyalty to; marry
mainstay
a chief support
munificent
generous
proponent
someone who argues in favor of
stalwart
someone who remains firm or strong in the support of a cause
sustenance
something that supports health or life
bilious
having pevish disposition, ill-humored
dudgeon
sullen or angry humor
irascible
easily angered
pettish
ill-humored, pevish
petulant
unreasonably irritable or ill-humored
pique
an state of wounded pride
querelous
given to complaining; pevish
umbrage
resentment or offense
waspish
easily irritable or annoyed
dilettante
a dabbler in an art of field of knowledge
fledging
a young or inexperienced person
neophyte
novice; recent convert
novitiate
the period of being a novice
proselyte
a recent convert to a dogma or doctrine
tyro
an amateur or begginer
burgeoning
growing and thriving
callow
lacking experience or maturity
engender
to bring into existence
inchoate
a initial or early age
incipient
beginning to come into existence
nascent
coming into existence
acerbic
biting or sharpness in character
acidulous
slightly sour in taste or in manner
acrimonous
bitter or sharp in language or tone
asperity
roughness or sharpness of manner
caustic
corrosive or burning in manner or tone
mordacious
giving to biting
mordant
bitingly painful or sarcastic
trenchant
caustic, cutting
audacious
fearlessly; daring; bold
courageous
characterized by courage; valiant
dauntless
incabable of being intimidated or discouraged
banal
drearily commonplace or predictable
fatuous
stupidly foolish; unreal
hackneyed
overfamiliar through overuse
insipid
lack of qualities that stimulate or excite
mundane
commonplace; ordinary
pedestrian
everyday; ordinary
platitude
lack of originality
prosaic
lacking in imagination and spirit; straightforwardq
quotidian
everyday; commonplace
trite
overused; wornout
capricious
impulsive and unpredictable
mercurial
shrewdness; swiftness; thiefishness
volatile
tending to vary often and quickly
counterpart
something that closely resembles something else
emulate
to strive to equal or excel through imitation
facsimile
an exact copy or reproduction
paradigm
something that acts as a model or pattern
precursor
something that precedes and indicates something that is about to happen
quintessence
the pure, highly concentrated essence of something
simulated
made in resemplence or in substitution for
vicarious
done, endured, or felt in substitution for
bereave
to leave desolate or alone
cadaver
a dead body, usually used for disection
defunct
having ceased to exist or live
demise
death
dolorous
marked by pain, grief, or sorrow
elegy
a poem composed in lament for a dead person
knell
to ring solemnly, slowly; to give a ominous or mornful sound
lament
to express grief for or about
macabre
suggesting the horror of death or decay
moribund
approaching death; about to die
obsequies
a funeral rite or ceremony
sepulchral
relating to a burial vault; suggestive of the grave
wraith
a dead person's ghost