GRE Word List


to give an omen or anticipatory sign of

The meaning of the word portend is to give an omen or anticipatory sign of.

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withstandto stand up against : oppose with firm determination
subjugateto bring under control and governance as a subject : conquer
illusiona misleading image presented to the vision : optical illusion
nattytrimly neat and tidy : smart
deadpanmarked by an impassive matter-of-fact manner, style, or expression
odysseya long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
collectedgathered together
anticlimaxthe usually sudden transition in discourse from a significant idea to a trivial or ludicrous idea
heedto pay attention
infringeto encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another