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Word: portend

Definition: foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning


More Vocab Words

::: lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
::: irrefutable - indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable
::: finite - limited
::: superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
::: embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
::: debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
::: indemnify - make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
::: caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston