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Word: sibylline

Definition: prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)


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::: esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
::: indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
::: historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
::: surmise - guess; N.
::: mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
::: incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
::: hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
::: charm - quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
::: transcribe - copy; write a copy of; N. transcription
::: debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition