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::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: venerate - revere; treat with great respect
::: mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
::: allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
::: tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
::: cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
::: improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: mischance - ill luck
::: proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage