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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Abbreviate

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Abbreviate: adjective - shorten, cut short. Noun - An abridgement.

‘Gloozan, the mythical monster from the underworld, threatened to abbreviate the hero, Parrostalsis, by removing his head; a singularly effective way of cutting him down to size.’

Some abbreviations, as examples:

AWOL = absent without leave,

NB = nota bene (note well).

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