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sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene