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percept
practical rule guiding guidance
percipice
cliff,dangerous position
percipitant
something that causes substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form
precipitate(adj)
rash,premature,hasty,sudden
precipitate(v)
throw headlong,hasten
precipitous
steep,overhasty
precis
concise summing up of main points
precise
exact
preclude(v)
make impossible,eliminate
precocious
advanced in development
precursor
forerunner
predator
creature that seizes and devours another animal,person who robs or expoils others
predecessor
former occupant of a post
predetermine(v)
predestine,settle or decide beforehand,influence markedly
predicament
ticky or dangerous situation,dilemma
predilection
partiality,preference
predispose(v)
give an inclination toward,make susceptible to
preeminent
outstanding,superior
preempt(v)
head off,forestall by acting first,appropriate for oneself,supplant
preen(v)
make oneself tidy in appearance,feel self satisfaction
prefatory
introductory
prehensile
capable of grasping or holding
prelate
church dignitary
prelude
introduction,foreruner
premeditate
plan in advance
premise
assumption,postulate
premonition
forewarning
premonitory
serving to warn
preponderance
superiority of power,quantity
preposterous
absurd,ridiculous
prerogative
privilege,unquestionable right
presage
foretell
prescience
ability to foretell the future
presentiment
feeling something will happen,anticipated fear,premonition
prestige
impression produced by acheivments or reputation
presumptuous
arrogant,taking liberties
pretentious
ostentatious,pompous,making unjustified claims,overambitious
preternatural
beyond that which is norman in nature
pretext
excuse
prevail(v)
induce,teriumph over
prevalent
widespread,generally accepted
prevaricate
lie
prey
target of a hunt,victum
prim
v precise and formal,exceedingly proper
primogeniture
seniority by birth
primordial
existing at the beginning(of time),rudimentary
primp(v)
groom oneself with care,adorn oneself
pristine
chchistic of earlier times,primitive,unspoiled
privation
hardship,want
privy
secret,hidden,not public
probe(v)
explore with tools
probity
uprightness,uncorruptibility
problematic
doubtful,unsettled, questionable,preplexing
proclivity
inclination,natural tendency
procrastinate
postpone,delsy or put off
procurement
obtaining
prod(v)
poke,stir up,urge
prodigal
wasteful,reckless with money
prodigious
marevelous,onormous
prodigy
highly gifted child,marvel
profane(v)
violate,desecrate
profligate
dissipated,wasteful,wildly immoral
profound
deep,not superficial,copmlete
profusion
overabundance,lavish expenditure,excess
progenitor
ancestor
progeny
children,offspring
prognosis
forecasted course of a disease ,prediction
prognosticate
predict
prohibitive
tending to prevent the purchase or use of something,inclined to prevent or forbid
projectile
missile
proletarian
member of the working class
proliferate(v)
grow rapidly,spread,multiply
prolific
abundantly fruitful
prolixity
tedious wordiness,verbosity
prologue
introduction(to a poem or play)
prolong(v)
extend,draw out.lengthen
prominent
conspicuous,notable,protruding
promiscuous
mixed indiscriminately,haphazard,irregular,particularlt sexually
promontory
headland
promote
help to flourish,advance in rank,publicize
prompt(v)
cause,provoke,provide a cue for an actor
promulgate
proclaim a doctrine or law,make known by official publication
prone
inclined to,prostrate
propagate
multiply,spread
propellant
substance that propels or drives forward
propensity
natural inclination
prophetic
having to do with predicting the future
prophylactic
used to prevent disease
propinquity
nearness,kinship
propitiate(v)
appease