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premonition

pre·mo·ni·tion

premonition

 
 
pronunciation:
pre m nI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an advance sign or warning; forewarning.
Smoke in the weeks before was a premonition of the volcano's eruption.
similar words:
harbinger
definition 2: an intuition of a future occurrence; presentiment.
similar words:
foreboding
derivation: premonitory (adj.)
Word Parts
The word premonition contains the following parts:
pre- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, ante-
antonyms:
post-
 
mon Latin root that means advise, warn