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antecedent

a thing or event that precedes(comes before in order/position)


sentence: In a dynasty, the elder one of the family is the antecedent in ruling

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anterior

coming before in position or time

An example of an historical event that is anterior to now is World War I

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avant-garde

a group that is ahead of the times

the avant-garde wrote music in the 19th century but it didn't become well known until 2004

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vanguard

the foremost position especially of an army or fleet

the European vanguard was ambushed out of nowhere

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precept

a command; a rule of conduct

his teacher tried to teach the students precepts of good listening skills to help them in the future

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predestination

the belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some high power

Katie thought predestination is what caused her to graduate college and meet here best friend there

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preempt

to take possession of something before anyone else can do so

the older kids preempted the playground before the younger kids could

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premonition

a warning in advance

when the reader read the book, he already had a premonition for the end of the chapter

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preposterous

absurd; contrary to nature or reason

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Pretentious

showy, pompous

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antebellum

of a period before war, especially the American civil war

sentence: during the antebellum, everyone was preparing for the war