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portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
menace - threat; V: threaten
censorious - severely critical
airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
quicksilver - mercury