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proletariat

the industrial working class

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profligate

extravagantly wasteful, usually wildly immoral

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profess

to declare, to declare falsely or pretend

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prodigious

extraordinary, enormous

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pristine

original, unspoiled, pure

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prevail

to triumph, to overcome rivals, to persuade

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prerogative

a right or privilege connected exclusively w/ a position, person, class, nation, or some other group or classification

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prepossess

to preoccupy, to influence beforehand or prejudice, to make a good impression on beforehand

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premise

an assumption, the basis for a conclusion

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preempt

to seize something by prior right

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preeminent

better than anyone else, outstanding, supreme

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predilection

a natural preference for something

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preclude

to prevent something from ever happening

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precipitate

to cause to happen abruptly

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precept

a rule tolive by, a principle establishing a certain kind of action or behavior, a maxim

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pragmatic

practical, down to earth, based on experience rather than theory

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postulate

something accepted as true w/o proof

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ponderous

so large as to be clumsy, massive, dull

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polemic

a powerful argument often made to attack or refute a controversial issue

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polarize

to break up into opposing fractions or groupings

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prolific

abundantly productive, fruitful or fertile