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groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
indignation - anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
addiction - compulsive habitual need
alchemy - medieval chemistry
hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise