Word of the Day – Scry

By July 29, 2020Word of the Day

Scry (verb)


Foretell the future using a crystal ball or other reflective object or surface.

Early 16th century shortening of descry.

Example sentences

“She used the ball to scry, keeping it on the shelf between uses.”

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