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portent

por·tent

portent

 
 
pronunciation:
por tnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sign of something important, and often disastrous, that is about to occur; omen.
Borrowers and lenders failed to recognize the portents of an economic collapse.
synonyms:
augury, foretoken, harbinger, omen, sign
similar words:
forerunner, herald, indication, oracle, precursor, presage, threat, token, warning
definition 2: prophetic or ominous significance.
synonyms:
omen
similar words:
consequence, presage