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Pragmatic

Practical rather than idealistic (adj)

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Prate

Chatter, babble (v)

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Prattle

To babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner (v)

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Precarious

Uncertain, risky, dangerous (adj)

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Precept

Rule establishing standards of conduct, a doctrine that is taught (n)

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Precipitate

Acting with excessive haste or impulse (adj)

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Precursor

Something that precedes and indicates or announces another (n)

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Predilection

A disposition in favor of something, preference (n)

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Preeminent

Superior to others; surpassing (adj)

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Preempt

To replace, to supersede, to appropriate (v)

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Preen

To dress up, groom oneself with elaborate care (v)

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Premonitory

Serving to warn beforehand (adj)

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Prescience

Knowing of events prior to their occurring (n)

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Presumptuous

Overstepping bounds, as of propriety or courtesy (adj)

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Prevaricate

To deliberately avoid the truth, mislead (v)

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Pristine

Pure, uncorrupted, clean (adj)

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Prize

To pry, press, or force with a lever (v)

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Probity

Adherence to highest principles (adj)

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Proclivity

A natural predisposition or inclination (n)

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Prodigal

Recklessly wasteful, extravagant, lavish (adj)

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Prodigious

Abundant in size, force, or extent (adj)

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Profligate

Excessively wasteful, recklessly extravagant (adj)

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Prolific

Producing large volumes or amounts (adj)

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Prolix

Long-winded, verbose (adj)

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Promulgate

To make known by open declaration, proclaim formally, or put into operation (v)

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Propensity

A natural inclination or tendency, penchant (n)

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Propinquity

Nearness in time or place (adj)

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Propitiate

To appease or pacify (v)

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Propitious

Auspicious, favorable (adj)

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Propriety

Appropriateness, conformity with standards of acceptable behavior (n)