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curtail - shorten; reduce
clientele - body of customers
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
diaphanous - sheer; transparent
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice