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Word: portend

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


More Vocab Words

::: elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
::: garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
::: nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
::: bellicose - warlike
::: rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
::: steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
::: qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
::: facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
::: castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
::: embargo - ban on commerce or other activity