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::: residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
::: infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
::: repository - storehouse
::: gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
::: veer - change in direction; swerve
::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
::: defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
::: dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
::: shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
::: slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed