A word behind a curtain
Mnemonic - curtain long shorten it
Word - Curtail
Meaning - shorten
Part of Speech - verb
Synonyms - reduce, abate, diminish
Antonyms - increase, extend, prolong
1 The government decided to curtail the spending on space research during the economic crisis.
2 The president had to curtail his speech when the defence secretary informed him about the emergency.
3 The revolution aimed to curtail the spreading wings of communism and targeted the industry owners.
1 The invention of the smart phone drastically curtailed the sale of many products such as watches and maps.
2 The fear of floods after the prediction of heavy rainfall has curtailed the flow of tourists in the region.
3 My sleep was curtailed due to the knock on the door.
1 The dictator was ruling with an iron hand after curtailing the freedom of speech and media.