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whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
vibrant - full of vigor or energy; vibrating
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
exonerate - acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
fetid - (foetid) malodorous; foul
sidereal - relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day