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portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
slapdash - hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
cleft - N: split
gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.