Ominatio (o-mi-na’-ti-o): A prophecy of evil.
Listen unto me and know the future. My words are knit into the time to come like an argyle pattern on an expensive woolen sock made by hand in Scotland by an old sheep herder in accord with ancient family tradition. My words are wise, my visions true, and my sight cuts through time like a Swiss blade through a rotten peach.
Evil is impending. Tomorrow it will rain, it will go below freezing, and the rain will mix with snow to make driving conditions hazardous. This is what I prophecy unto you. You will be well-advised to stay home from work and give thanks for my accurate and timely weather forecast, or more properly, meteorological prophecy.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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