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Word: portend

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


More Vocab Words

::: destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
::: ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
::: equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
::: invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
::: mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
::: remediable - reparable
::: indelible - not able to be erased
::: exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
::: lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
::: fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky