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portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
tremulous - trembling; wavering
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence