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 (văt′ĭk) also vat·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Of or characteristic of a prophet; oracular.

[From Latin vātēs, seer, of Celtic origin; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.vatical - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecyvatical - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"


Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means:
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For those who like to see the Sun go vatically dark, there was an annular eclipse on February 16, 1999, and a total solar eclipse on August 11th - the last of the millennium, whenever that is.
An ethics of reading speaks of our reading as if, no matter how brilliant, it were proposing some possibilities rather than vatically providing the solution to Daniel's prophetic reading of handwriting on the wall; it means reading from multiple perspectives, or at least empathetically entering into the readings of those who are situated differently.
In a sententious introduction the general editor, Harold Bloom, waves around some great names as masters of character production and proclaims vatically but unhelpfully that 'A Shakespearean reading of Freud would be more illuminating than a Freudian exegesis of Shakespeare'.