trunk, removed by chopping, dismembered


  • trenchant

    Trenchant comments or criticisms are expressed forcefully, directly, and clearly, even though they may be hurtful to the receiver.

  • truncate

    If you truncate something, you make it shorter or quicker by removing or cutting off part of it.

  • retrench

    If governments, companies, or other institutions retrench, they reduce costs and/or decrease the amount that they spend in order to save money.

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