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groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
surmount - overcome
astral - relating to the stars
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack