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gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
potential - expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
entrance - put under a spell(condition caused by magical power); carry away(fill with strong feeling) with emotion; put into a trance; fill with delight
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more