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to be an omen of ; to indicate by signs
bode
having an unpleasant or offensive odor
fetid
a demon or evil spirit supposed to haunt human beings in their bedrooms at night; anything that oppresses or weighs upon one like a nightmare
incubus
the period of greatest power, vigor, success, or influence; the prime years
heyday
burning with enthusiasm or zeal; extremely heated
fervid
unpleasantly damp or wet
dank
a state of perfect happiness or blessedness; a blessing
beatitude
worldwide or universal in influence or application
ecumenical
someone or something that one especially dislikes, dreads, or avoids
bete noire
of immense size, volume, or capacity; enormous, prodigious
gargantuan
to yield or submit tamely or submissively
truckle
needless repetition of any idea by using different but equivalent words; a redundancy
tautology
a basic foundation or framework; a system of public works; the resources and facilities required for an activity; permanent military installations
infrastructure
long-winded and wordy; tending to speak or write in such a way
prolix
an extra or unexpected gift or gratuity
lagniappe
someone who attempts to win fabors or advance him- or herself by flattery or servile behavior; a slanderer, defamer
sycophant
someone whose welfare, training, or career is under the patronage of an influential person; someone under the jurisdiction of a foreign country or government
protege
the acclaim, prestige, or renown that comes as the result of some action or achievement
kudos
an original pattern or model; a primitive or ancestral form
prototype
to entice, lure, or snare by flattery or artful inducements; to obtain or acquire by artifice
inveigle