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 for augur
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Augur \Au"gur\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Augured; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Auguring.]
     1. To conjecture from signs or omens; to prognosticate; to
        foreshow.
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              My auguring mind assures the same success. --Dryden.
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     2. To anticipate, to foretell, or to indicate a favorable or
        an unfavorable issue; as, to augur well or ill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Augur \Au"gur\, v. t.
     To predict or foretell, as from signs or omens; to betoken;
     to presage; to infer.
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           It seems to augur genius.                --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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           I augur everything from the approbation the proposal
           has met with.                            --J. F. W.
                                                    Herschel.
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     Syn: To predict; forebode; betoken; portend; presage;
          prognosticate; prophesy; forewarn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Augur \Au"gur\, n. [L. Of uncertain origin: the first part of
     the word is perh. fr. L. avis bird, and the last syllable,
     gur, equiv. to the Skr. gar to call, akin to L. garrulus
     garrulous.]
     1. (Rom. Antiq.) An official diviner who foretold events by
        the singing, chattering, flight, and feeding of birds, or
        by signs or omens derived from celestial phenomena,
        certain appearances of quadrupeds, or unusual occurrences.
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     2. One who foretells events by omens; a soothsayer; a
        diviner; a prophet.
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              Augur of ill, whose tongue was never found
              Without a priestly curse or boding sound. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  augur
      n 1: (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens
           to guide public policy [syn: augur, auspex]
      v 1: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn:
           bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen,
           presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell,
           prefigure, forecast, predict]
      2: predict from an omen

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "augur":
     Cassandra, Druid, adumbrate, argue, astrologer, bespeak, betoken,
     bid fair to, bode, calamity howler, crystal gazer, divinator,
     divine, diviner, divineress, forebode, forecast, forecaster,
     foreknower, foreseer, foreshadow, foreshow, foreshower, foreteller,
     foretoken, fortuneteller, geomancer, haruspex, hint, imply,
     indicate, intimate, mean, omen, palmist, point to, portend,
     predict, predictor, prefigure, prefigurer, preindicate, presage,
     presager, presign, presignal, presignify, pretypify, prognosticate,
     prognosticator, promise, prophesier, prophesy, prophet,
     prophet of doom, prophetess, psychic, pythoness,
     religious prophets, seer, seeress, shadow forth, signify, soothsay,
     soothsayer, spell, suggest, token, typify, vates, vaticinate,
     weather prophet
  
  

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