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shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
exodus - departure (of a large number of people)
comprise - include; consist of
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
hoary - white with age
bedraggle - wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer