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::: modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
::: cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
::: derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
::: prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
::: arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
::: tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: remediable - reparable
::: ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.