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prophecy

noun uk   /ˈprɒf.ə.si/ us    /ˈprɑː.fə-/
[C] a statement that says what is going to happen in the future, especially one that is based on what you believe about a particular matter rather than existing facts: The minister suggested that the dire prophecies of certain leading environmentalists were somewhat exaggerated. These doom and gloom prophecies are doing little to help the economy.Predicting things and intuitionExtrasensory perception and telepathy [U] formal the ability to say what is going to happen in the futurePredicting things and intuition
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