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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
exempt - not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
fruition - bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization; Ex. come to/be brought to fruition
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)