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whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
adjoin - be next to
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
apprise - inform
repercussion - rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion