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residue - remainder; balance
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
hackneyed - commonplace; trite
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
capsize - (of a boat) turn over
rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
buffoon - stupid person; clown
upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral