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portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
cloister - monastery or convent
shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
larder - pantry; place where food is kept
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper