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Word: portend

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


More Vocab Words

::: prank - mischievous trick
::: invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
::: fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
::: maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
::: odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
::: saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
::: depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
::: skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly