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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
lascivious - lustful
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag