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Synonyms for taper

narrow

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candle

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Synonyms for taper

a convex shape that narrows toward a point

the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

diminish gradually

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The families will continue to receive a $577 benefit for 18 months consolidated in a monthly flat grant before it tapers off by 45 percent through year five.
Even the April 16, 1996, letter, after a strong beginning, tapers off to a weak ending, seeking to accommodate a proposal for allowing spousal benefits outside of marriage.
4% annually, coverage is projected to approximate the 4x level through 2009, increasing to over 5x after 2010 as the general obligation bond debt service substantially tapers off.
Once the sun begins to set behind the nearby hills and the noise from the shallow end tapers off, the quiet determination of Conejo Simi Aquatics' elite swimmers becomes evident.
Many scientists believe the sex hormone estrogen helps women ward off heart disease until menopause, when the production of estrogen tapers off and heart attack rates go up.