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provisional

For the time being; temporary

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provident

Preparing for the future; careful

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proselytize

To actively seek to convert to a belief, usually religious.

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propensity

A strong, natural inclination or preference; a tendency

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proliferate

To increase quickly

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progeny

Offspring, descendants, children

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prodigal

Recklessly extravagant; wasteful; profuse

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procreate

To produce offspring, to reproduce

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pristine

Unspoiled, clean, pure

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prerogative

A right or privilege specific to a person, class or group.

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reflexive

Characterized by habitual, unthinking behavior

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recriminate

To accuse in return; to counter one accusation with another.

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recant

To publicly take back; to renounce; make an open confession of error.

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raucous

Boisterously loud and disorderly

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rancor

Bitterness; long lasting ill-will, resentment

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rail

To scold in harsh, abusive language

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quintessence

The essence of a thing; an example of something in its least adulterer form.

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quietude

A quiet, undisturbed state.

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pyrotechnic

Pertaining to fireworks or combustibility

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purgatory

Temporary state of suffering and misery.