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Word: portend

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


More Vocab Words

::: consequential - self-important; significant; consequent; following as a result; Ex. consequential air; CF. subsequent
::: varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
::: incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
::: egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
::: infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
::: amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
::: memorialize - commemorate
::: partition - divide into parts
::: haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives