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rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
deleterious - harmful
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
absolute - complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
corporeal - bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible
dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable