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precept

N practical rule guiding conduct

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precipitate (V)

throw headlong; hasten

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precipitate (adj)

headlong; rash

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precipitous

adj. steep

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preclude

v. make impossible; eliminate

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precocious

adj. developed ahead of time

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precursor

n. forerunner

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predilection

n. partiality; preference

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preeminent

adj. outstanding; superior

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prefatory

adj. introductory

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premeditate

v. plan in advance

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preponderate

v. be superior in power; outweigh

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presage

v. foretell

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presentiment

n. premonition; foreboding

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prevaricate

v. lie

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primordial

adj. exsisting at the beginning (of time); rudimentary

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privy

adj. secret; hidden; not public

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probity

n. uprightness; incorruptibility

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proboscis

n. long snout; nose

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proclivity

n. inclination

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prodigal

adj. wasteful; reckless with money

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prodigious

adj. marvelous; enormous

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profligate

adj. dissipated; wasteful; licentious

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profusion

n. lavish expenditure

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progenitor

n. ancestor

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progeny

n. children; offspring

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prognosis

n. forcasted course of a disease; prediction

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prognosticate

v. predict

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prolific

adj. abundantly fruitful

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prolix

adj. verbose; drawn out

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promontory

n. headland

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promulgate

v. make known by official proclamation or publication

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propensity

n. natural inclination

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propagate

v. multiply; spread

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propitate

v. appease

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propitious

adj. favorable; kindly

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propound

v. put forth for analysis

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propriety

n. fitness; correct conduct

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propulsive

adj. driving forward

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prorogue

v. dismiss parliament; end officially

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prosaic

adj. commonplace; dull

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proscribe

v. ostracize;

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prosody

n. the art of versification

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prostrate

v. stretch out full on ground

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protract

v. prolong

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provender

n. dry food; fodder

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provident

adj. displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for emergencies

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proviso

n. stipulation

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provocation

n. cause for anger or retaliation

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proxy

n. authorized agent

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prurient

adj. based on lascivious thoughts

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psyche

n. soul; mind

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puerile

adj. childish

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pugnacious

adj. combative; disposed to fight

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puissant

adj. powerful; strong; potent

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pulchritude

n. beauty; comeliness

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punctilious

adj. laying stress on niceties of conduct. form; precise

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punitive

adj. punishing

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purgatory

n. place of spiritual expiation

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purloin

v. steal

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purport

n. intention

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purveyor

n. furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer

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purview

n. scope