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antibiotic
a substance checking growth organisms
antipathy
strong aversion; dislike
antidote
remedy to counteract effects of a poison or other noxious substance
antiphony
alternating responses between 2 groups, esp singers
antiseptic
capable of destroying organisms
antithesis
opposition; contrast of ideas
anti-Semite
one hostile to Jews
anticlimax
transition from a significant idea to a trivial one
antichrist
one who denies or opposes Christ
anti
against; opposed to
ante
before
antebellum
before a war, specifically the American Civil War
antechamber
entryway into a larger room
antecedent
to precede, as a noun preceding a pronoun
antediluvian
specifically before the biblical flood-Genesis 6:8
antemeridian
before noon (middle of the day)
antemortem
before death
antependium
cloth hanging before an altar or a lectern
anterior
located at the front
antedate
coming before in time
circum
around; on all sides
circumambulate
to walk around
circumlocution
talk in circles
circumvent
to bypass; to go around
circumspect
watchful; cautious
circumscribe
to limit
circumlunar
around the moon
circumference
perimeter; boundary line of a circle
circumfluous
surrounded by water
circumsolar
around the sun
circa
approximately
pre
before; prior to
preeminent
notable above all others
precocious
premature development, esp menatl development
precursor
a forerunner
predilection
a strong preference
prenatal
before birth
preempt
to gain possession by purchase or prior right
preclude
to prevent
prescient
knowing of events before they occur
prelude
preliminary to main action
premonition
a forewarning
post
after
postbellum
after a war, esp the American Civil War
postmeridian
after the middle of the day or P.M.
posthumous
occuring after death
postnuptial
after marriage
postscript
something added to, as a letter
postmortem
medical exam after death
postdiluvian
after the biblical flood
postlude
a concluding piece of music
posthaste
done quickly
posterior
located at the rear; buttocks
counter
contrary or opposite
counterpart
opposite number
counterproductive
tending to hinder
countervail
to oppose with equal vigor
counterclaim
a claim filed in opposition to another claim
counterculture
a culture whose values run counter to those of teh establishment
counterclockwise
in a direction opposite the movement of the hands on a clock's dial
counterweight
weight used to balance other weights
countermeasure
a measure taken to prevent another measure
countersign
a second confirming signature, as on a check, or a sign or signal in response to a siggn of recognition (used maintly in military)
contra
contrary; opposite
contraception
prevention of conception
contradict
express the opposite of
contradistinguish
to distinguish by contrasting qualities
contraindicate
to suggest the inadvisability of
contrariwise
form a contrary opinion
contravene
to oppose; to act or be counter to
contraclockwise
same as counterclockwise
contraband
illegal goods; smuggled goods
contralateral
on the opposite side