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pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
reputable - respectable; having a good reputation
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end