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vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
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
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix