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whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
inopportune - untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen