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groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
partiality - state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
euphoria - feeling of exaggerated or unfounded(ungrounded; baseless) well-being; feeling of great happiness or well-being (when unreasonable); ADJ. euphoriaric
welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.