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Today's word is:

augury

|ˈôgyərē|

noun ( pl. auguries )

A sign of what will happen in the future; an omen: They heard the sound as an augury of death.

  • The work of an augur; the interpretation of omens.

ORIGIN: late Middle English (in the sense 'divination'): from Old French augurie or Latin augurium 'interpretation of omens,' from augur (see augur) .