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shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
exclaim - cry out suddenly; N. exclamation; ADJ. exclamatory
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill