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prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
breach - breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
abate - subside or moderate
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself