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Word: portend

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


More Vocab Words

::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: rabble - mob; noisy crowd
::: codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
::: impenetrable - not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
::: antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
::: dynamic - energetic; vigorously active
::: avocation - secondary or minor occupation
::: effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
::: feature - distinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent
::: waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing