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proffer

\ˈprä-fər\

D. to offer

E. proffered his assistance in helping the two sides reach a compromise

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proficient

\prə-ˈfi-shənt\

D. skilled

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profligate

\ˈprä-fli-gət\

D. immoral; wasteful

E. profligate spending

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profound

D. very deep

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profusion

D. a great abundance

E. The flowers grow in profusion.

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progenitor

\prō-ˈje-nə-tər\

D. a forefather

E. the progenitors of modern art

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progeny

\ˈprä-jə-nē\

D. children or descendants

E. Their work is the progeny of many earlier studies.

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prognosis

\präg-ˈnō-səs\

D. a forecast

E. Right now, doctors say his prognosis is good. / The president had a hopeful prognosis about the company's future.

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proletarian

\ˌprō-lə-ˈter-ē-ən\

D. a worker, especially one who does not own any property

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prolific

D. producing a lot

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prolix

\prō-ˈliks\

D. wordy; unduly prolonged or drawn out

E. a person known for habitually transforming brief anecdotes into prolix sagas that exhaust their listeners

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promiscuous

\prō-ˈmis-kyə-wəs\

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

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promontory

\ˈprä-mən-ˌtȯr-ē\

D. a long narrow area of high land that goes out into the sea

E. a rocky promontory overlooking the bay

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promulgate

\ˈprä-mōl-ˌgāt\

D. to make known

E. Her ideas have been widely promulgated on the Internet.

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prone

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.

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propagate

\ˈprä-pə-ˌgāt\

D. to breed or reproduce

E. We are discovering new ways to propagate plants without seeds.

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propensity

\prō-ˈpen(t)-sə-tē\

D. a natural tendency

E. He had a propensity for crime.

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propinquity

\prə-ˈpiŋ-kwə-tē\

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

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propitiate

\prō-ˈpi-shē-ˌāt\

D. to appease

E. Sacrifices were made to propitiate the gods.

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propitious

\prə-ˈpi-shəs\

D. likely to produce a successful result

E. It was not a propitious time to start a new business.

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proponent

D. one who put forth an idea

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propound

\prə-ˈpau̇nd\

D. to offer for discussion or consideration

E. let us propound the question whether mercy killing should ever be an option

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propriety

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.

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prosaic

D. commonplace

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proscribe

D. to say officially that something is banned

E. proscribed organizations

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prosody

\ˈprä-sə-dē\

D. the patterns of sounds and rhythms in poetry; the study of this

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prostrate

\'präs-trāt\

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.

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protégé

\ˈprō-tə-ˌzh(j)ā\

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

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protocol

\ˈprō-tə-ˌkȯl\

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

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prototype

\ˈprō-tə-ˌtīp\

D. a model

E. He is the prototype of a conservative businessman.

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protract

\prō-ˈtrakt\

D. to prolong

E. the highway project was protracted by years of litigation

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protrude

D. to stick out

E. A handkerchief protruded from his shirt pocket.

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protuberant

\prō-'tü-bə-rənt\

D. sticking out

E. protuberant eyes

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provident

\'prä-və-dənt\

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

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proviso

\prə-ˈvī-(ˌ)zō\

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.

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provoke

D. to excite; to anger

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prowess

\ˈprau̇-əs\

D. boldness; skill

E. He is known for his prowess on the football field.

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proximity

D. nearness

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proxy

\ˈpräk-sē\

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

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prudent

D. careful; wise

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puerile

\ˈpyu̇-rəl\

D. childish

E. told the teenagers that such puerile behavior would not be tolerated during the ceremony

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pugnacious

D. quarrelsome

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puissant

\pyoo-uh-suhnt\

D. powerful

E. one of the nation's most respected and puissant advocates for the rights of minorities

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pulchritude

\ˈpəl-krə-ˌtüd\

D. beauty, physical comeliness

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pulmonary

\ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē\

D. pertaining to the lungs

E. pulmonary respiration

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punctilious

D. exact