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Word: portend

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


More Vocab Words

::: appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
::: cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
::: blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
::: burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
::: propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion
::: crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
::: astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
::: vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment