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rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
vagabond - wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp
sensual - devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay