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sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
crone - hag; ugly old woman
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
creep - move with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap