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whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
simplistic - oversimplified
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
noose - loop formed in a rope