GRE Word List

CURTAIL

shorten; reduce

The meaning of the word curtail is shorten; reduce.

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WordMeaning
gerontologystudy of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
luminousshining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
vagarycapricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
preeminentoutstanding; superior
qualifiedlimited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify
eccentricirregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
humbleof low rank or position; modest; having a low opinion of oneself and a high opinion of others; unassuming; not proud; V. humiliate: make humble; cause to feel ashamed or to lose the respect of others
foulvery bad or disagreeable; very dirty; Ex. foul smell/flavor/temper/language/air/deed/weather/means; N. act against the rules; V. make or become foul; commit a foul
forumpublic square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
auroralpertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis