Abbreviate; truncate; shorten
Condensing something while keeping the general idea.
Abridge the book and it will be half the size because the extra words are removed.
Bridge (reminds) Bridge
We bridge and connect words by removing the extra words.
Question: Your house is capacious! What kind of house do you have?
(C) 2013 E. Carruthers
Answer: You have a spacious house. It is big and roomy. Remember: Capacious sounds like spacious.