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Flashcards in Delineating Cause and Effect Deck (18):
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prognosticate

indicate by signs; make a prediction about; tell in advance

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harbinger

an indication of the approach of something or someone; foreshadow or presage

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machination

a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

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engender

call forth; make children

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puppeteer

one who operates puppets or marionettes

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incipient

only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

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deleterious

harmful to living things

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salutary

tending to promote physical well-being

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atmospherics

effects intended to create a particular atmosphere or mood, especially in music

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specter

a mental representation of some haunting experience; a ghostly appearing figure

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inexorable

impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

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epochal

highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era

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propitious

presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs or success

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presage

a foreboding about what is about to happen; a sign of something about to happen; indicate by signs

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augury

an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

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Faustian

insatiably striving for worldly knowledge and power even at the price of spiritual values

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dystopian

as bad as can be; characterized by human misery;of or pertaining to or resembling a dystopia

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chimerical

produced by a wildly fanciful imagination; being or relating to or like a chimera