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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. [U] formal the ability to say what is going to happen in the future
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