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precedent
preceding in time, rank, etc.
precept
practical rule guiding conduct
precipitate
headlong; rash
precipitate
throw headling; hasten
precipitous
steep
preclude
make impossible; eliminate
precocious
developed ahead of time
precursor
forerunner
predatory
plundering
predilection
partiality; preference
preeminent
outstanding; superior
prefatory
introductory
prelude
introduction; forerunner
premonition
forewarning
preponderate
be superior in power; outweigh
preposterous
absurd; ridiculous
presage
foretell
presentiment
premonition; foreboding
presumption
arrogance; effrontery
pretentious
ostentatious; ambitious
prevaricate
lie
prim
very precise and formal; exceedingly proper
primordial
existing at the begining (of time)
pristine
characteristic of earlier times; primitive; unspoiled
privy
secret; hidden; not public
probity
uprightness; incorruptibility
proboscis
long snout; nose
proclivity
inclination; natural tendency
procrastinate
postpone; delay
prodigal
wasteful; reckless with money
prodigious
marvelous; enormous
profane
violate; desecrate
profligate
dissipated; wasteful; licentious
profusion
lavish expenditure; overabundant condition
progenitor
ancestor
progeny
children; offspring
prognosis
forecasted course of a disease; prediction
prognosticate
predict
prolific
abundantly fruitful
prolix
verbose; drawn out
promiscuous
mixed indiscriminately; haphazard; irregular
promontory
headland
promulgate
make known by official proclamiation of publication
prone
inclined to; prostrate
propagate
multiply; spread
prodigious
marvelous; enormous
profane
violate; desecrate
profligate
dissipated; wasteful; licentious
profusion
lavish expenditure; overabundant condition
progenitor
ancestor
progeny
children; offspring
prognosis
forecasted course of a disease; prediction
prognosticate
predict
prolific
abundantly fruitful
prolix
verbose; drawn out
promiscuous
mixed indiscriminately; haphazard; irregular
promontory
headland
promulgate
make known by official proclamiation of publication
prone
inclined to; prostrate
propagate
multiply; spread
prepensity
natural inclination
propitiate
appease
propitious
favorable; kindly
propound
put forth for analysis
propriety
fitness; correct conduct
propulsive
driving foreward
prorogue
dismiss parliament; end officially
prosaic
commonplace; dull
proscribe
ostracize; banish; outlaw
prosody
the art of versification
prostrate
stretch out full on ground
protege
person under the protection and support of a patron
protocol
diplomatic etiquette
protract
prolong
protrude
stick out
provender
dry food; fodder
provident
displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for emergencies
proviso
stipulation
provocation
cause for anger or retaliation
proximity
nearness
proxy
authorized agent
prurient
based on lascivious thoughts
pseudonym
pen name
psyche
soul; mind
psychiatrist
a doctor who treats mental diseases
puerile
childish
pugnacious
combative; disposed to fight
puissant
powerful; strong; potent
pulchrite
beauty; comeliness
pulmonary
pertaining to the lungs
pulsate
throb
punctilious
laying stress on niceties of conduct; form; precise
pungent
stinging; caustic
punitive
punishing
puny
insignificant; tiny; weak
purgatory
place of spiritual expiation
purge
clean by removing impurities; to clear of charges
purloin
steal
purport
intention; meaning
purveyor
furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer
purview
scope