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whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood