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Word: portend

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


More Vocab Words

::: cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
::: wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
::: interdict - prohibit; forbid; N.
::: mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
::: timorous - fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
::: accessory - additional object; useful but not essential thing
::: forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
::: nourishment - something that nourishes; food
::: ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience