GRE Word List

PORTEND

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

The meaning of the word portend is foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning.

Random words

WordMeaning
proteanable to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
sentinelsentry; lookout
centurionRoman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
absolvepardon (an offense)
lagoonshallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
ambivalencethe state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
sophomoricimmature; half-baked; like a sophomore
mordantbiting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
decorumpropriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
well-bredof good upbringing; well-mannered and refined