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residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
hoary - white with age
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
transcendent - exceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing; V. transcend: go beyond; exceed; surpass; N. transcendancy
sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red