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portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
extrude - force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
fickle - changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional