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portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
bromide - platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
curtail - shorten; reduce
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat