Flashcards in 1794 Deck (46):
D. to offer
E. proffered his assistance in helping the two sides reach a compromise
D. immoral; wasteful
E. profligate spending
D. very deep
D. a great abundance
E. The flowers grow in profusion.
D. a forefather
E. the progenitors of modern art
D. children or descendants
E. Their work is the progeny of many earlier studies.
D. a forecast
E. Right now, doctors say his prognosis is good. / The president had a hopeful prognosis about the company's future.
D. a worker, especially one who does not own any property
D. producing a lot
D. wordy; unduly prolonged or drawn out
E. a person known for habitually transforming brief anecdotes into prolix sagas that exhaust their listeners
D. composed of all sorts of persons or things; not restricted to one sexual partner (pro- forth + miscēre to mix)
E. since I just collect stamps that I happen to like, my collection is pretty promiscuous
D. a long narrow area of high land that goes out into the sea
E. a rocky promontory overlooking the bay
D. to make known
E. Her ideas have been widely promulgated on the Internet.
D. lying flat with the front of your body touching the ground; ikely to suffer from something or to do something bad
E. The victim lay prone without moving. / Tired drivers were found to be particularly prone to ignore warning signs.
D. to breed or reproduce
E. We are discovering new ways to propagate plants without seeds.
D. a natural tendency
E. He had a propensity for crime.
D. nearness; kinship
E. local housing prices, thanks to the propinquity of an especially picturesque beach, are out of the reach of many would-be buyers
D. to appease
E. Sacrifices were made to propitiate the gods.
D. likely to produce a successful result
E. It was not a propitious time to start a new business.
D. one who put forth an idea
D. to offer for discussion or consideration
E. let us propound the question whether mercy killing should ever be an option
D. moral and social behaviour that is considered to be correct and acceptable
E. Nobody questioned the propriety of her being there alone. / The company had acted in accordance with all legal proprieties.
D. to say officially that something is banned
E. proscribed organizations
D. the patterns of sounds and rhythms in poetry; the study of this
D. lying on the ground and facing downwards, prone; so shocked, upset, etc. that you cannot do anything
E. He stumbled over Luke's prostrate body. / She was prostrate with grief after her son's death.
D. a young person who is helped in their career and personal development by a more experienced person
E. a protégé of the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin
D. the first or original version of an agreement, especially a treaty between countries; a system of fixed rules and formal behaviour used at official meetings, usually between governments
E. It is set out in a legally binding protocol which forms part of the treaty. / the protocol of diplomatic visits
D. a model
E. He is the prototype of a conservative businessman.
D. to prolong
E. the highway project was protracted by years of litigation
D. to stick out
E. A handkerchief protruded from his shirt pocket.
D. sticking out
E. protuberant eyes
D. providing for future needs
E. her provident measures kept us safe while we waited out the hurricane / it is possible to be provident without being miserly
D. a condition that must be accepted before an agreement can be made
E. He agreed to their visit with the proviso that they should stay no longer than one week.
D. to excite; to anger
D. boldness; skill
E. He is known for his prowess on the football field.
D. the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another
E. sent a proxy to the meeting to cast his vote for him
D. careful; wise
E. told the teenagers that such puerile behavior would not be tolerated during the ceremony
E. one of the nation's most respected and puissant advocates for the rights of minorities
D. beauty, physical comeliness
D. pertaining to the lungs
E. pulmonary respiration