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whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
insurgent - rebellious; N.
minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia