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winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
retinue - following; attendants
remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
invective - abuse