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soothsayer - one who foretells the future
pious - devout; religious; N. piety
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
missile - object to be thrown or projected
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
cursive - (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined