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groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
comprehend - include; understand
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
lateral - of or coming from the side
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid