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 for surplus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surplus \Sur"plus\, n. [F., fr. sur over + plus more. See
     Sur-, and Plus, and cf. Superplus.]
     1. That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when
        a limit is reached; excess; overplus.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time
        greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the
        government.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surplus \Sur"plus\, a.
     Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as,
     surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           When the price of corn falleth, men give over surplus
           tillage, and break no more ground.       --Carew.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  surplus
      adj 1: more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to
             lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on
             the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be
             thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by
             technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room";
             "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of
             her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary)
             words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary
             internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the
             needy" [syn: excess, extra, redundant, spare,
             supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary,
             surplus]
      n 1: a quantity much larger than is needed [syn: excess,
           surplus, surplusage, nimiety]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "surplus":
     accessory, additional, ancillary, another, as a bonus, auxiliary,
     balance, bonus, boot, bounce, break, bump, bust, can, cashier,
     collateral, contributory, credit, de trop, deficiency, deficit,
     defrock, degrade, demote, deplume, depose, deprive, difference,
     disbar, discharge, discrepancy, disemploy, dismiss, displace,
     displume, dividend, drum out, epact, exaggeration, excess, expel,
     extra, farther, fire, for lagniappe, fresh, furlough, further,
     give the ax, give the gate, glut, gratuity, inundation, kick,
     kick upstairs, lagniappe, lay off, left, leftover, leftovers,
     let go, let out, make redundant, margin, more, net, new, odd,
     other, outstanding, over, over and above, overabundance, overage,
     overdose, overflow, overflowing, overgrowth, overkill, overmeasure,
     overmuch, overpass, overplus, overrun, overrunning, overset,
     overspreading, overstock, oversupply, pension off, plethora, plus,
     pourboire, read out of, redundancy, redundant, release, remainder,
     remaining, remanent, remove, replace, retire, sack,
     separate forcibly, something extra, spare, strip, superannuate,
     superfluity, superfluous, superiority, supernumerary, supplemental,
     supplementary, surfeit, surplusage, surviving, suspend, tip,
     to spare, turn off, turn out, ulterior, unconsumed, unfrock,
     unused
  
  

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