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portends

verb
present tense third-person singular of portend

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formal + literary to be a sign or warning that something usually bad or unpleasant is going to happen
  • The distant thunder portended a storm.
  • If you're superstitious, a black cat portends trouble.

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“Portends.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/portends. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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