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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Definitions for oracular

  1. Ambiguous; obscure.
  2. Of the nature of, resembling, or suggesting an oracle.
  3. Giving forth utterances or decisions as if by special inspiration or authority.

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Citations for oracular
"If you want me to understand, you'll have to be less oracular," Daisy said, patience wearing thin. Carola Dunn, Mistletoe and Murder
His demurrals, disclaimers, and protestations of ignorance were completely ineffective. Whatever guess he was finally strong-armed into hazarding was received as oracular. Deborah Eisenberg, Twilight of the Superheroes
Origin of oracular
1625-1635
Oracular comes from the Latin word oracle, meaning "a message from god." The suffix -ar forms an adjective from a noun, like the word lunar.