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Word: portend

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


More Vocab Words

::: fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
::: manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
::: niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
::: bestow - confer
::: wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
::: mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
::: granary - storehouse for grain
::: misdemeanor - minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing