Flashcards in 1748 Deck (46):
E. around here, the only potable water comes from wells
D. a ruler
D. possible; latent
D. a collection of varied things
E. The festival was a musical potpourri—performances included folk, jazz, blues, and rap music.
D. a soft usually heated and sometimes medicated mass spread on cloth and applied to sores or other lesions
E. placed a poultice over the infected cut
D. feasible; usable
D. practical; dealing with daily matters
D. to chatter
E. the young executive gratingly prated on about his weekend hobnobbing with the rich
D. uncertain; risky
D. something done or said that may serve as an example or rule
E. He says that the government will set a dangerous precedent if it refuses to allow the protesters to hold a rally.
D. a rule or conduct, a doctrine
E. the basic precepts of a religion
D. to suddenly force somebody/something into a particular state or condition (especially something bad)
E. he assassination of the president precipitated the country into war.
D. very steep, high and often dangerous; sudden and great; done very quickly, without enough thought or care
E. he land dropped precipitously down to the rocky shore. / The dollar plunged precipitously. / a precipitous decline in exports / We don't want to act precipitously.
D. to prevent; to make impossible
D. developing earlier than usual
D. a forerunner
D. living by killing and eating other animals; using weaker people for their own financial or sexual advantage
D. something that is affirmed or denied of the subject in a proposition in logic; to affirm
E. In the sentence “The child threw the ball,” the subject is “the child” and the predicate is “threw the ball.”
D. a preference
E. an artist with a predilection for bright colours
D. to make receptive
E. a good teacher predisposes children to learn / malnutrition predisposes one to disease
D. having paramount rank, dignity, or importance : outstanding, supreme
E. She's the preeminent chef in a city that has many good ones.
E. Each chapter in the book has a prefatory quotation.
E. an eruption of sectarian violence that proved to be the prelude to all-out civil war / the musical had a brief prelude to get the audience in the proper mood
D. to think out ahead of time
E. a premeditated attack
D. a statement on which an argument is based
E. His reasoning is based on the premise that all people are equally capable of good and evil.
D. anticipation of an event without conscious reason (prae- + monēre to warn）
E. she had a premonition that her cat would somehow get hurt that day
D. to exceed in weight, power, or number (prae- + ponder-, pondus weight )
E. Evidence for the accused preponderated at the trial.
D. absurd (pre-before + post-after)
E. the idea that extraterrestrials built the pyramids is preposterous
D. a right or privilege
E. If you'd rather sell the tickets than use them, that's your prerogative. / It's a writer's prerogative to decide the fate of her characters.
D. to warn; to predict
E. the sight of the first robin is always a welcome presage of spring
E. He predicted their response with amazing prescience. / Her prescience as an investor is impressive.
D. a feeling that something is going to happen, especially something unpleasant; a premonition (prae- + sentire to feel)
E. a nagging presentiment of danger
D. the act of supposing that something is true, although it has not yet been proved or is not certain; behaviour that is too confident and shows a lack of respect for other people
E. Everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until they are proved to be guilty. / She was infuriated by his presumption in not consulting her first.
D. showing off
D. abnormal; supernatural
E. wits trained to preternatural acuteness by the debates / She has a preternatural ability to charm people.
D. to avoid the truth; to lie
E. during the hearings the witness was willing to prevaricate in order to protect his friend
D. existing in or persisting from the beginning; original (primus first + ordiri to begin)
E. primordial impulses
D. fresh and clean, as if new; not developed or changed in any way; left in its original condition
E. The car is in pristine condition. / pristine, pollution-free beaches
D. privy to something: allowed to know about something secret
E. he was not privy to any information contained in the letters.
E. the defense attorney questioned the probity of the witness
D. the long flexible nose of some animals, such as an elephant; the long thin mouth, like a tube, of some insects; a large human nose
E. if there were a direct relation between mendacity and the length of one's proboscis, hers would be a mile long
D. a slope; a tendency
E. showed artistic proclivities at an early age
D. to delay or postpone
E. He procrastinated and missed the submission deadline.
D. wasteful; generous
E. the prodigal child always spent her allowance the minute she got it
D. wonderful; huge
E. stage magicians performing prodigious feats for rapt audiences