What is the meaning of makeshift dias in this passage?
He had invited over a hundred guests, including members of the press. He addressed everyone from a makeshift dias.
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The correct spelling is "dais".
According to Wikipedia:
A dais is any raised platform located either inside or outside of a room or enclosure, often for dignified occupancy, as at the front of a lecture hall or sanctuary.
Makeshift means cobbled together out of whatever is available. For example, you can make a table out of an upturned bucket with a flat piece of wood on top.