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Word: harbinger

Definition: forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)


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::: temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
::: apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
::: retort - quick sharp reply; V.
::: knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
::: mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs
::: trite - hackneyed; commonplace
::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: duration - length of time something lasts
::: evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
::: puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power