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rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
overthrow - topple; N.
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
pretext - excuse
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
premonition - forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable