May
28
2013

augury

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

awg yÉ™ ri

noun

definition 1: the art or practice or an instance of predicting the future or obtaining hidden knowledge by interpreting omens.
example: The soothsayer’s augury of death and misfortune was soon fulfilled.
example: I refuse to invest my money based on the auguries of stockbrokers.

definition 2: an omen or sign.
example: They saw the black crow and believed it an augury of bad luck.

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