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lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
congruence - correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
interminable - endless
tranquillity - calmness; peace