adverb: At one’s desk.
- lectern Definition: (noun) Desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer. Synonyms: reading desk. Usage: On the small rock platform stood an old bronze lectern or reading-stand, groaning under a great German Bible. Discuss
- certes adverb: Certainly.
- faute de mieux adverb: For want of something better.
- somedeal adverb: Somewhat; to some degree.