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precept
n. practical rule guiding conduct
precipitant
n. something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form
precipitate
adj. rash; premature; hasty; sudden
v. throw headlong; hasten
precis
n. concise summing up of main points
preclude
v. make impossible; eliminate
prediliction
n. partiality; preference
prehensile
adj. capable of grasping or holding
prelate
n. church dignitary
premonitory
adj. serving to warn
preponderance
n. superiority of power, quantity, etc.
presage
v. foretell
prescience
n. ability to foretell the future
presentiment
n. feeling something will happen; anticipating fear; premonition
preternatural
adj. beyond that which is normal in nature
pretext
n. excuse
prevail
v. induce; triumph over
prevaricate
v. lie
primogeniture
n. seniority by birth
pristine
adj. characteristic of earlier times; primitive; unspoiled
privation
n. hardship; want
privy
adj. secret; hidden; not public
probity
n. uprightness; incorruptibility
procurement
n. obtaining
prodigal
adj. wasteful; reckless w// money
profligate
adj. dissipated; wasteful; wildly immoral
profusion
n. overabundance; lavish expenditure; excess
proliferate
v. grow rapidly; spread; multiply
prolixity
n. tedious wordiness; verbosity
promontory
n. headland
promulgate
v. proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
propagate
v. multiply; spread
prophylactic
adj. used to prevent disease
propinquity
n. nearness; kinship
propitiate
v. appease