Based on its use in paragraph 1, it can be inferred that the word portentous belongs to which of the following word groups?
A. tragic, disastrous, terrible
B. terrifying, nefarious, evil
C. serious, melancholy, solemn
D. imaginary, fictitious, pretend
E. premonitory, ominous, threatening
To figure out the answer, I found a root word in portentous, which was port. I know that port means carry, so I thought maybe it carried a ominous feeling. I looked at the answers, and there was ominous in answer E. I selected that, and I got it correct.