GRE Word List

ROSTRUM

raised platform for speech-making; pulpit

The meaning of the word rostrum is raised platform for speech-making; pulpit.

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partialitystate of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference
opportunistindividual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
homagehonor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
arsenalstorage place for military equipment
mischiefbehavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
rivetingholding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
imperiousdomineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
spendthriftsomeone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
fruitfulproducing results; profitable; prolific; producing in abundance
ramifybranch out; divide into branches or subdivisions