trunk, removed by chopping, dismembered
Trenchant comments or criticisms are expressed forcefully, directly, and clearly, even though they may be hurtful to the receiver.
If you truncate something, you make it shorter or quicker by removing or cutting off part of it.
If governments, companies, or other institutions retrench, they reduce costs and/or decrease the amount that they spend in order to save money.
fix firmly or securely
an entrenched fortification
entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
the main stem of a tree
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