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rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
suitor - man who is courting a woman
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
commodious - spacious and comfortable
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.