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portentous
used in Carrie

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Definition
very important; or indicating something important in the future

or:

acting overly important or serious
  • The heavy block of its bosiness end made a portentous swishing noise in the night air, and the other boys gathered around as Billy opened the lid of the ice chest and took out the two galvanized steel pails.

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