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shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action