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Amazing Adjectives, Number Thirty-Six!

July 3, 2018

Here is a word from the Latin vates, meaning “poet; prophet.”  As exemplified in The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate.

“Much to the surprise of Samantha’s ardent admirers, her most important vatic pronouncements, so characteristic of her, went unnoticed until long after her death.”

vatic

\ vat-ik \, adjective;

1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet.

Source: The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich and http://www.dictionary.com.