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Flashcards in Deck 34 Deck (25):
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privation

lack of comforts or necessities; poverty

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prodigal

wastefully extravagant

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prodigious

extraordinary; enormous

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profane

not having to do with religion, not sacred, irreverent; blasphemous

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profess

to declare; to declare falsely or pretend

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proficient

thoroughly competent; skillful

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profligate

extravagantly wasteful and, usually, wildly immoral

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profound

- deep
- profound understanding is deep understanding

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progeny

offspring; descendants

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proletariat

the industrial working class

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promulgate

to proclaim; to publicly or formally declare something

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propagate

to reproduce; to multiply; to spread or disseminate

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propensity

a natural inclination or tendency; a predilection

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propitious

marked by favorable signs or conditions

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proprietary

characteristic of an owner of property; constituting property

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propound

to set forth or propose; to offer for consideration

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propriety

properness; good manners

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prosaic

dull; unimaginative; like prose (as opposed to poetry)

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proscribe

to outlaw; to prohibit

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proselytize

to convert (someone) to another religion or doctrine

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protege

a person under the care of someone interested in his welfare or career

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protract

to prolong

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provident

preparing for the future; providing for the future; frugal

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provincial

limited in outlook to one's own small corner of the world; narrow

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provisional

conditional; temporary; tentative