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rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
chaffing - bantering; joking
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
repartee - quick clever reply
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery