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not conducive to success; ominous, unlucky, ill-omened
- Verb: To portend a good or bad outcome; predict, fortell
- Noun: A religious official who interpreted natural signs as an indication of divine approval or disapproval of something; prophet, fortune-teller
Not conforming with accepted or orthodox standards or beliefs; heretical
Accorded a great deal of respect, esp. because of age, wisdom, or character: "a venerable statesman"; respectable, honorable
Something that has an extremely bad reputation; unforgettable, notorious
Cause to feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.
Public shame or disgrace: "the ignominy of being imprisoned".
Immoral or grossly unfair behavior.
Very vivid in color, esp. so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect: "lurid food colorings".
Unusual or strange, odd; extraordinary, remarkable
Open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled.
The ability to produce a desired or intended result.
Express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize.
Criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner.
Assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior.
- Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes.
- A formal curse by a pope or a council of the Church, excommunicating a person or denouncing a doctrine.
A scarcity or lack of something: "there is a dearth of evidence".
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