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groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
vicar - parish priest; representative