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oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
sententious - pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
sullen - silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
vehement - forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong; N. vehemence