1. All the courtiers tried to curry the favor of the king.
2. A cursory glance revealed no trace of the missing book.
3. The salesgirl gave us a curt answer.
(B) rudely brief
4. During the oil shortage, we had to curtail our use of this vital commodity.
5. The orphan was placed in the custody of his uncle.
6. They turned pale upon hearing a cyclone nearby.
7. A cynic at all times, he was suspicious of all altruistic actions of others.
(A) sardonic person