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cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
inter - bury; N. interment
malediction - curse
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
precise - exact
amicable - peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle