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polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
sinuous - twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
promontory - headland
bolster - support; reinforce