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Word: portend

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


More Vocab Words

::: vogue - popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
::: tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
::: thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
::: entity - real being
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
::: growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
::: argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
::: pretext - excuse
::: calamity - disaster; misery