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antecedent
(n) word that a pronoun refers to (an antecedent usually comes before its pronoun)
antediluvian
(adj) (literally, of the time before the Flood described in the Bible) very old; primitive.
antemeridian
(adj) occurring before noon
antepenult
(n) syllable before the penult(next-to-last syllable); third syllable from the end of a word.
anterior
(adj) situated before or toward the front.
Three prefixes meaning before are...
ANTE- and PRE- and PRO-
proscenium
(n) the part of the stage before, or in front of, the curtain.
Two prefixes meaning after...
META and POST
Postoperative
(adj) is care that a patient needs after an operation
Metatarsal
(adj) the five bones of the human foot that come after the tarsus(ankle) and before the toes.
metacarpal
(adj) having to do with any of the five long bones after the carpus(wrist) and before the fingers.
metaphysics
(N.pl) branch of philsophy dealing with the nature of existence. (In Aristotle's collected works, his treatise on this subject was placed after his Physics, hence the name meataphysics)
Metastasis
(n) (literally, and after condition) spread of a malignancy from its original site to other parts of the body.
Metempsychosis
(n) supposed after existence, or passing of the psyche (soul) at death into another body, either human or animal; transmigration of souls.
posterior
(adj) coming after; situated behind or toward the back.
posterity
(n) those born after a person; descendants; future generations.
posthumous
(adj) born after the death of one's father; published or occuring after one's death.
postprandial
(adj) occurring after a meal; after dinner.
predecease
(v) die before another person.
prerecord
(v) record in advance, before use or broadcasting.
prescient
(adj) seeming to have knowledge of events before they occur; gifted with foresight.
presentiment
(n) feeling that something unfortunate is about to happen bfore that event occurs; foreboding.
prognosis
(n) forecast; prediction of the probable course of an illness; prognostication
prophesy
(V)foretell; indicate beforehand; predict.
prophylaxis
(n) (literally, "guarding beforehand") preventive treatment against disease.