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Word: portend

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


More Vocab Words

::: gnarled - twisted
::: intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
::: prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
::: amend - correct; change ; generally for the better
::: zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
::: egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
::: deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
::: anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
::: dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
::: etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words