All HSPT Verbal Resources
Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Rules, Decisions, And Progress
Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
"Curtail" is a verb meaning to reduce or limit and sometimes impose a restriction on. The word closest in meaning to this is "decrease" which also means to reduce.
"Accelerate" means to increase. This is the opposite of "curtail."
"Contaminate" means to make impure.
"Duration" is the time in which something happens.
"Evolve" means to gradually become more complex.