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Word: sibylline

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


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::: dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
::: entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
::: optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
::: crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
::: cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: remediable - reparable
::: circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future