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burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
residue - remainder; balance
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
pretext - excuse
vying - contending; CF. vie
cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.