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antebellum
Of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War.
antecedent
1. (n.) A thing or event that precedes.

2. (grammar) The noun to which a pronoun refers.

3. (adj.) Preceding; going before.
anterior
Coming before in position or time.
avant-garde
1. (adj.) Ahead of the times, especially in the arts.

2. (n.) A group that is ahead of the times.
vanguard
1. (n.) The foremost position, especially of an army or fleet.

2. Leaders of a movement, fashion, etc.
precept
A command; a rule of conduct.
predestination
The belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power.
preempt, pre-empt
To take possession of something before anyone else can do so.
premonition
A warning in advance.
preposterous
Absurd; contrary to nature or reason.
pretentious
Showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction.
premier
1. (adj.) First in time or importance.

2. (n.) A prime minister or head of state.
primate
1. (n.) An archbishop or bishop who ranks highest among others.

2. A member of the order of animals that includes monkeys, apes, and humans.
prime
1. (n.) First in rank, excellence, quality, importance, or time.

2. (tr. v.) To prepare something or someone for use or action.
primeval
Belonging to the first ages; ancient.
primordial
Primeval; original; fundamental
posterior
Situated behind or at the back.
posterity
1. (n.) Future generations.

2. A person's descendants.
posthumous
Occurring or continuing after death, especially a work published after the author's death or a child born after the father's death.
ANTE
<L. "before"
PRE
<L. "before"
PRIMUS
<L. "first"
POST
<L. "after"