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::: retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
::: execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
::: lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
::: chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
::: groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
::: weary - tired after long work; V.
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
::: moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
::: grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
::: 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