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augury

au·gu·ry

augury

 
 
pronunciation:
awg y ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: auguries
definition 1: the art or practice or an instance of predicting the future or obtaining hidden knowledge by interpreting omens.
The soothsayer's augury of death and misfortune was soon fulfilled.I refuse to invest my money based on the auguries of stockbrokers.
similar words:
portent
definition 2: an omen or sign.
They saw the black crow and believed it an augury of bad luck.
similar words:
harbinger, omen, sign
Word Parts
The word augury contains the following part:
au, avi Latin root that means bird