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nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
boor - rude, insensitive person
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant