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portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
stratified - divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
buccaneer - pirate
constitution - constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court