abridge verb \ ə-ˈbrij \ abridged; abridging Definition of abridge transitive verb 1: to shorten by omission of words without sacrifice of sense : CONDENSEabridge a novelan abridged dictionary 2: to shorten in duration or extentTess wished to abridge her visit as much as possible …— Thomas Hardy 3formal : to reduce in scope :Continue reading “Word of The Day”
mis·an·thrope /ˈmis(ə)nˌTHrōp,ˈmiz(ə)nˌTHrōp/ noun a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society. “Scrooge wasn’t the mean-spirited misanthrope most of us believe him to be”
GARRULOUS adjective excessively talkative in a rambling,roundabout manner, especially about trivialmatters.
simpleminded adjective sim·ple·mind·ed | \ ˌsim-pəl-ˈmīn-dəd , ˈsim-pəl-ˌmīn-\ Definition of simpleminded : devoid of subtlety : UNSOPHISTICATEDalso : FOOLISH
throe noun \ ˈthrō \ Definition of throe 1: PANG, SPASMdeath throesthroes of childbirth 2throes plural : a hard or painful strugglethe throes of revolutionary social change— M. D. Geismar
rat·i·fy /ˈradəˌfī/ verb sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid. “both countries were due to ratify the treaty by the end of the year”