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portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
lumber - move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
slapdash - hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)