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Preeminent

better than anyone else
Outstanding
Supreme

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Preempt

To seize something by prior right

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Premise

An assumption
The basis for a conclusion

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Prepossess

To preoccupy
To influence beforehand or prejudice
To make a good impression on beforehand

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Perogative

A right or privilege connected exclusively with a position, a person, a class, a nation, or some other group or classification

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Prevail

To triumph
To overcome rivals
(Used with "on" "upon" or "with")= to persuade

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Pristine

Original
Unspoiled
Pure

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Prodigal

Wastefully extravagant

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Prodigious

Extraordinary
Enormous

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Prodigy

An extremely talented child
An extraordinary accomplishment or occurrence

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Profane

Not having to do with religion
Irreverent
Blasphemous

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Profess

To declare
To declare falsely or pretend

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Proficient

Thoroughly competent
Skillful
Good(at something)

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Profligate

Extravagantly wasteful and, usually wildly immoral

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Profound

Deep(in several senses)

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Profuse

Flowing
Extravagant

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Proletariat

The industrial working class
People who roll up heir sleeves and do an honest day's work

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Proliferate

To spread or grow rapidly

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Prolific

Abundantly productive
Fruitful or fertile

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Promulgate

To proclaim
To publicly or formally declare something

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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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Proponent

An advocate
A supporter of a position

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Proprietary

Characteristic of an owner of property
Constituting property

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Propriety

Properness
Good manners

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Prosaic

Dull
Unimaginative
Like prose

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Proscribe

To outlaw
To prohibit

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Prosyletize

To convert (someone) from one religion or doctrine to another
To recruit converts

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Protagonist

The leading character in a novel, play, or other work; a leader or champion

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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

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Proximity

Nearness

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Prudent

Careful
Having foresight

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Purported

Rumored
Claimed

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Putative

Commonly accepted
Supposed
Reputed