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::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
::: condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
::: pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
::: emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
::: rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
::: vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
::: venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
::: wastrel - waster; profligate