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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