Extra vocabs 3.txt

  1. subservience n.
    The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another's behests.
  2. subsist v.
    To be maintained or sustained.
  3. subsistence n.
  4. substantive adj.
  5. subtend v.
    To extend opposite to.
  6. subterranean adj.
    Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth.
  7. subtle adj.
  8. subtrahend n.
    That which is to be subtracted.
  9. subversion n.
    An overthrow, as from the foundation.
  10. subvert v.
    To bring to ruin.
  11. sufferance n.
  12. sufficiency n.
    An ample or adequate supply.
  13. suffrage n.
    The right or privilege of voting.
  14. suffuse v.
    To cover or fill the surface of.
  15. superabundance n.
    An excessive amount.
  16. superadd v.
    To add in addition to what has been added.
  17. superannuate v.
    To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service.
  18. superfluity n.
    That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed.
  19. superfluous adj.
    Being more than is needed.
  20. superintend v.
    To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
  21. superintendence n.
    Direction and management.
  22. superintendent n.
    One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
  23. superlative n.
    That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.
  24. supplicant n.
    One who asks humbly and earnestly.
  25. suppress v.
    To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
  26. suppression n.
    A forcible putting or keeping down.
  27. supramundane adj.
  28. surcharge n.
    An additional amount charged.
  29. surety n.
    Security for payment or performance.
  30. surveyor n.
    A land-measurer.
  31. susceptibility n.
    A specific capability of feeling or emotion.
  32. susceptible adj.
    Easily under a specified power or influence.
  33. suspense n.
  34. suspension n.
    A hanging from a support.
  35. syllabic adj.
    Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
  36. syllabication n.
    Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
  37. syllable n.
    That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
  38. syllabus n.
    Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise.
  39. sylph n.
    A slender, graceful young woman or girl.
  40. sympathetic adj.
    Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.
  41. sympathize v.
    To share the sentiments or mental states of another.
  42. symphonic adj.
    Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
  43. symphonious adj.
    Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
  44. symphony n.
    A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
  45. syndicate n.
    An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise.
  46. syneresis n.
    The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e'er for ever.
  47. synod n.
    An ecclesiastical council.
  48. synonym n.
    A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.
  49. tableau n.
    An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.
  50. tack n.
    A small sharp-pointed nail.
  51. tact n.
    Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.
  52. tactician n.
    One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness.
  53. tactics n.
    Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object.
  54. tannery n.
    A place where leather is tanned.
  55. tapestry n.
    A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.
  56. taxidermy n.
    The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them.
  57. technic adj.
  58. technicality n.
    Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like.
  59. technique n.
    Manner of performance.
  60. technography n.
    The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development.
  61. technology n.
    The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures.
  62. teem v.
    To be full to overflowing.
  63. telepathy n.
  64. telephony n.
    The art or process of communicating by telephone.
  65. telltale adj.
    That gives warning or information.
  66. tempt v.
    To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong.
  67. tempter n.
    An allurer or enticer to evil.
  68. tenacious adj.
  69. tenant n.
    An occupant.
  70. tenet n.
    Any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true.
  71. tenor n.
    A settled course or manner of progress.
  72. tercentenary adj.
    Pertaining to a period of 300 years.
  73. testament n.
    A will.
  74. testimonial n.
    A formal token of regard, often presented in public.
  75. thearchy n.
    Government by a supreme deity.
  76. theism n.
    Belief in God.
  77. theocrasy n.
    The mixed worship of polytheism.
  78. theologian n.
    A professor of divinity.
  79. theological adj.
    Based on or growing out of divine revelation.
  80. theology n.
    The branch of theological science that treats of God.
  81. theoretical adj.
    Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications.
  82. theorist n.
    One given to speculating.
  83. theorize v.
    To speculate.
  84. thereabout adv.
    Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately.
  85. thesis n.
    An essay or treatise on a particular subject.
  86. thoroughbred adj.
    Bred from the best or purest blood or stock.
  87. thoroughfare n.
    A public street or road.
  88. tilth n.
  89. tincture n.
    A solution, usually alcoholic, of some principle used in medicine.
  90. tinge n.
    A faint trace of color.
  91. tipsy adj.
    Befuddled with drinks.
  92. toilsome adj.
  93. tolerable adj.
    Moderately good.
  94. toleration n.
    A spirit of charitable leniency.
  95. topography n.
    The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.
  96. torrid adj.
    Excessively hot.
  97. tortious adj.
  98. torturous adj.
    Marked by extreme suffering.
  99. trammel n.
    An impediment.
  100. tranquil adj.
  101. tranquilize v.
    To soothe.
  102. transalpine adj.
    Situated on the other side of the Alps.
  103. transact v.
    To do business.
  104. transatlantic adj.
    Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic.
  105. transcendent adj.
  106. transcontinental adj.
    Extending or passing across a continent.
  107. transcript n.
    A copy made directly from an original.
  108. transferee n.
    The person to whom a transfer is made.
  109. transference n.
    The act of conveying from one person or place to another.
  110. transferrer n.
    One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another.
  111. transfigure v.
    To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to.
  112. transfuse v.
    To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another.
  113. transfusible adj.
    Capable of being poured from one vessel to another.
  114. transfusion n.
    The act of pouring from one vessel to another.
  115. transience n.
    Something that is of short duration.
  116. transient n.
    One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
  117. transitory adj.
    Existing for a short time only.
  118. transmissible adj.
    That may e sent through or across.
  119. transmute v.
    To change in nature, substance, or form.
  120. transpire v.
    To come to pass.
  121. transposition n.
    The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.
  122. transverse adj.
    Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction.
  123. treachery n.
    Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith.
  124. treasonable adj.
    Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance.
  125. treble adj.
    Multiplied by three.
  126. trebly adv.
  127. trestle n.
    An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railwaybridge.
  128. triad n.
    A group of three persons of things.
  129. tribune n.
    Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper.
  130. triennial adj.
    Taking place every third year.
  131. trimness n.
  132. trinity n.
    A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance.
  133. trio n.
    Three things grouped or associated together.
  134. triplicate adj.
    Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts.
  135. triplicity n.
    The state of being triple or threefold.
  136. trisect v.
    To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.
  137. triumvir n.
    One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority.
  138. truculent adj.
    Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
  139. tutelar adj.
  140. tutorship n.
    The office of a guardian.
  141. twinge n.
    A darting momentary local pain.
  142. typographical adj.
    Pertaining to typography or printing.
  143. typography n.
    The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.
  144. ultramundane adj.
    Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life.
  145. ultramontane adj.
    Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).
  146. unaccountable adj.
  147. unbearable adj.
  148. unbecoming adj.
    Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings.
  149. unbelief n.
  150. unconscious adj.
    Not cognizant of objects, actions, etc.
  151. undeceive v.
    To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs.
  152. undercharge v.
    To make an inadequate charge for.
  153. underexposed adj.
    Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development, as negatives in photography.
  154. underman v.
    To equip with less than the full complement of men.
  155. undersell v.
    To sell at a lower price than.
  156. underhanded adj.
    Clandestinely carried on.
  157. underlie v.
    To be the ground or support of.
  158. underling n.
    A subordinate.
  159. undermine v.
    To subvert in an underhand way.
  160. understate v.
    To fail to put strongly enough, as a case.
  161. undervalue v.
    To underestimate.
  162. underworld n.
  163. underwrite v.
    To issue or be party to the issue of a policy of insurance.
  164. undue adj.
    More than sufficient.
  165. undulous adj.
    Resembling waves.
  166. unfavorable adj.
  167. unify v.
    To cause to be one.
  168. unisonant adj.
    Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord.
  169. Unitarian adj.
    Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity.
  170. unsettle v.
    To put into confusion.
  171. unsophisticated adj.
    Showing inexperience.
  172. unspeakable adj.
  173. untimely adj.
  174. unwieldy adj.
    Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.
  175. unyoke v.
    To separate.
  176. up-keep n.
  177. upcast n.
    A throwing upward.
  178. upheave v.
    To raise or lift with effort.
  179. uproarious adj.
  180. upturn v.
    To throw into confusion.
  181. urbanity n.
    Refined or elegant courtesy.
  182. urgency n.
    The pressure of necessity.
  183. usage n.
  184. usurious adj.
    Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned.
  185. utilitarianism n.
    The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency.
  186. utility n.
    Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.
  187. utmost n.
    The greatest possible extent.
  188. vacate v.
    To leave.
  189. vainglory n.
    Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
  190. vale n.
    Level or low land between hills.
  191. valediction n.
    A bidding farewell.
  192. valedictorian n.
    Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution.
  193. valorous adj.
  194. vaporizer n.
    An atomizer.
  195. variance n.
  196. variegate v.
    To mark with different shades or colors.
  197. vaudeville n.
    A variety show.
  198. vegetal adj.
    Of or pertaining to plants.
  199. vegetation n.
    Plant-life in the aggregate.
  200. vegetative adj.
    Pertaining to the process of plant-life.
  201. velvety adj.
    Marked by lightness and softness.
  202. vendible adj.
  203. vendition n.
    The act of selling.
  204. venereal adj.
    Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.
  205. venous adj.
    Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.
  206. veracity n.
  207. verily adv.
    In truth.
  208. vermin n.
    A noxious or troublesome animal.
  209. vestment n.
    Clothing or covering.
  210. veto n.
    The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment.
  211. viceroy n.
    A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province.
  212. vigilance n.
    Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
  213. vigilant adj.
    Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
  214. vignette n.
    A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually.
  215. vincible adj.
  216. vindicatory adj.
  217. vindicative adj.
  218. vinery n.
    A greenhouse for grapes.
  219. viol n.
    A stringed instrument of the violin class.
  220. viola n.
    A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.
  221. violator n.
    One who transgresses.
  222. violation n.
  223. violoncello n.
    A stringed instrument held between the player's knees.
  224. virtu n.
    Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.
  225. virtual adj.
    Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance.
  226. virulence n.
    Extreme poisonousness.
  227. viscount n.
    In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.
  228. vista n.
    A view or prospect.
  229. visualize v.
    To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation.
  230. vitality n.
    The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance.
  231. vitalize v.
    To endow with life or energy.
  232. vituperable adj.
    Deserving of censure.
  233. vivacity n.
  234. vivify v.
    To endue with life.
  235. vivisection n.
    The dissection of a living animal.
  236. vocable n.
    a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound.
  237. vocative adj.
    Of or pertaining to the act of calling.
  238. vociferance n.
    The quality of making a clamor.
  239. vociferate v.
    To utter with a loud and vehement voice.
  240. volant adj.
    Flying or able to fly.
  241. volitive adj.
    Exercising the will.
  242. votive adj.
    Dedicated by a vow.
  243. vulgarity n.
    Lack of refinement in conduct or speech.
  244. waive v.
    To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.
  245. wampum n.
    Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.
  246. wane v.
    To diminish in size and brilliancy.
  247. wantonness n.
  248. wavelet n.
    A ripple.
  249. weak-kneed adj.
    Without resolute purpose or energy.
  250. weal n.
  251. wearisome adj.
  252. wee adj.
    Very small.
  253. well-bred adj.
    Of good ancestry.
  254. well-doer n.
    A performer of moral and social duties.
  255. well-to-do adj.
    In prosperous circumstances.
  256. whereabouts n.
    The place in or near which a person or thing is.
  257. whereupon adv.
    After which.
  258. wherever adv.
    In or at whatever place.
  259. wherewith n.
    The necessary means or resources.
  260. wholly adv.
  261. wield v.
    To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.
  262. wile n.
    An act or a means of cunning deception.
  263. wiry adj.
    Thin, but tough and sinewy.
  264. witling n.
    A person who has little understanding.
  265. witticism n.
    A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment.
  266. wittingly adv.
    With knowledge and by design.
  267. working-man n.
    One who earns his bread by manual labor.
  268. workmanlike adj.
    Like or befitting a skilled workman.
  269. workmanship n.
    The art or skill of a workman.
  270. wretchedness n.
    Extreme misery or unhappiness.
  271. yearling n.
    A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
  272. zeitgeist n.
    The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.
  273. zodiac n.
    An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets.
  274. ordeal n.
    Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
  275. ordinal n.
    That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series, as first, second, third.
  276. ordination n.
    A consecration to the ministry.
  277. orthopedist n.
    One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity
  278. osculate v.
    To kiss.
  279. ought v.
    To be under moral obligation to be or do.
  280. out-and-out adv.
  281. outbreak n.
    A sudden and violent breaking forth, as of something that has been pent up or restrained.
  282. outburst n.
    A violent issue, especially of passion in an individual.
  283. outcast n.
    One rejected and despised, especially socially.
  284. outcry n.
    A vehement or loud cry or clamor.
  285. outdo v.
    To surpass.
  286. outlandish adj.
    Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action.
  287. outlast v.
    To last longer than.
  288. outlive v.
    To continue to exist after.
  289. out-of-the-way adj.
    Remotely situated.
  290. outreach v.
    To reach or go beyond.
  291. outride v.
    To ride faster than.
  292. outrigger n.
    A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support.
  293. outright adv.
  294. outstretch v.
    To extend.
  295. outstrip v.
    To go beyond.
  296. overdo v.
    To overtax the strength of.
  297. overhang n.
    A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over.
  298. overlord n.
    One who holds supremacy over another.
  299. overpay v.
    To pay or reward in excess.
  300. overreach v.
    To stretch out too far.
  301. overrun v.
    To infest or ravage.
  302. oversee v.
    To superintend.
  303. overseer n.
    A supervisor.
  304. overshadow v.
    To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison.
  305. overstride v.
    To step beyond.
  306. overthrow v.
    To vanquish an established ruler or government.
  307. overture n.
    An instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio, or ballet.
  308. overweight n.
  309. pagan n.
    A worshiper of false gods.
  310. pageant n.
    A dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one
  311. palinode n.
    A retraction.
  312. palsy n.
  313. paly adj.
    Lacking color or brilliancy.
  314. pamphleteer v.
    To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.
  315. Pan-American adj.
    Including or pertaining to the whole of America, both North and South.
  316. pandemonium n.
    A fiendish or riotous uproar.
  317. pantheism n.
    The worship of nature for itself or its beauty.
  318. Pantheon n.
    A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof.
  319. pantoscope n.
    A very wide-angled photographic lens.
  320. papacy n.
    The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.
  321. pare v.
    To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.
  322. parentage n.
    The relation of parent to child, of the producer to the produced, or of cause to effect.
  323. parish n.
    The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor.
  324. Parisian adj.
    Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.
  325. parse v.
    To describe, as a sentence, by separating it into its elements and describing each word.
  326. partible adj.
  327. passible adj.
    Capable of feeling of suffering.
  328. paternity n.
  329. patronize v.
    To exercise an arrogant condescension toward.
  330. patronymic adj.
    Formed after one's father's name.
  331. patter v.
    To mumble something over and over.
  332. pauper n.
    One without means of support.
  333. pauperism n.
    Dependence on charity.
  334. payee n.
    A person to whom money has been or is to be paid.
  335. peccable adj.
    Capable of sinning.
  336. peccant adj.
  337. pectoral adj.
    Pertaining to the breast or thorax.
  338. pedal n.
    A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments, cycles, and other machines.
  339. peddle v.
    To go about with a small stock of goods to sell.
  340. pedigree n.
    One's line of ancestors.
  341. peddler n.
    One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.
  342. peerage n.
    The nobility.
  343. peninsular adj.
    Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water.
  344. pennant n.
    A small flag.
  345. pentagram n.
    A figure having five points or lobes.
  346. pentavalent adj.
  347. pentad n.
    The number five.
  348. pentahedron n.
    A solid bounded by five plane faces.
  349. pentameter n.
    In prosody, a line of verse containing five units or feet.
  350. pentathlon n.
    The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants.
  351. penultimate adj.
    A syllable or member of a series that is last but one.
  352. perambulate v.
    To walk about.
  353. perceptible adj.
  354. perception n.
    Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world.
  355. percipience n.
    The act of perceiving.
  356. percipient n.
    One who or that which perceives.
  357. percolate v.
    To filter.
  358. percolator n.
    A filter.
  359. perfectible adj.
    Capable of being made perfect.
  360. perfumery n.
    The preparation of perfumes.
  361. permeate v.
    To pervade.
  362. persecution n.
    Harsh or malignant oppression.
  363. perseverance n.
    A persistence in purpose and effort.
  364. persevere v.
    To continue striving in spite of discouragements.
  365. personage n.
    A man or woman as an individual, especially one of rank or high station.
  366. personnel n.
    The force of persons collectively employed in some service.
  367. perspective n.
    The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view.
  368. perspiration n.
  369. perspire v.
    To excrete through the pores of the skin.
  370. pertinacity n.
    Unyielding adherence.
  371. perturbation n.
    Mental excitement or confusion.
  372. pervert n.
    One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false.
  373. pervious adj.
    Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance.
  374. pestilence n.
    A raging epidemic.
  375. pestilent adj.
    Having a malign influence or effect.
  376. peter v.
    To fail or lose power, efficiency, or value.
  377. pharmacopoeia n.
    A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists.
  378. philharmonic adj.
    Fond of music.
  379. philogynist n.
    One who is fond of women.
  380. philosophize v.
    To seek ultimate causes and principles.
  381. phonetic adj.
    Representing articulate sounds or speech.
  382. phonic adj.
    Pertaining to the nature of sound.
  383. phonogram n.
    A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound.
  384. phonology n.
    The science of human vocal sounds.
  385. phosphorescence n.
    The property of emitting light.
  386. photometry n.
    The art of measuring the intensity of light.
  387. physicist n.
    A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
  388. physiocracy n.
    The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.
  389. physiography n.
    Description of nature.
  390. physiology n.
    The science of organic functions.
  391. physique n.
    The physical structure or organization of a person.
  392. picayune adj.
    Of small value.
  393. piccolo n.
    A small flute.
  394. piecemeal adv.
  395. pincers n.
    An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot.
  396. pinchers n.
    An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot.
  397. pique v.
    To excite a slight degree of anger in.
  398. piteous adj.
  399. planisphere n.
    A polar projection of the heavens on a chart.
  400. plasticity n.
    The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed.
  401. plaudit n.
    An expression of applause.
  402. playwright n.
    A maker of plays for the stage.
  403. pleasurable adj.
    Affording gratification.
  404. pledgee n.
    The person to whom anything is pledged.
  405. pledgeor n.
    One who gives a pledge.
  406. plenary adj.
  407. plenteous adj.
  408. plummet n.
    A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
  409. pluperfect adj.
    Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action.
  410. plurality n.
    A majority.
  411. plutocracy n.
    A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money.
  412. pneumatic adj.
    Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas.
  413. poesy n.
  414. poetaster n.
    An inferior poet.
  415. poetics n.
    The rules and principles of poetry.
  416. poignancy n.
    Severity or acuteness, especially of pain or grief.
  417. polyarchy n.
    Government by several or many persons of what-ever class.
  418. polycracy n.
    The rule of many.
  419. polyhedron n.
    A solid bounded by plane faces, especially by more than four.
  420. polysyllable adj.
    Having several syllables, especially more than three syllables.
  421. polytechnic adj.
    Pertaining to, embracing, or practicing many arts.
  422. polytheism n.
    The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one.
  423. pommel v.
    To beat with something thick or bulky.
  424. pontiff n.
    The Pope.
  425. populace n.
    The common people.
  426. populous adj.
    Containing many inhabitants, especially in proportion to the territory.
  427. posit v.
    To present in an orderly manner.
  428. posse n.
    A force of men.
  429. possessor n.
    One who owns, enjoys, or controls anything, as property.
  430. postdate v.
    To make the date of any writing later than the real date.
  431. postscript n.
    Something added to a letter after the writer's signature.
  432. precession n.
    The act of going forward.
  433. predatory adj.
    Prone to pillaging.
  434. predicate v.
    To state as belonging to something.
  435. predominant adj.
    Superior in power, influence, effectiveness, number, or degree.
  436. predominate v.
    To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.
  437. preeminence n.
    Special eminence.
  438. preengage v.
    To preoccupy.
  439. preestablish v.
    To settle or arrange beforehand.
  440. preexist v.
    To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else.
  441. preexistence n.
    Existence antecedent to something.
  442. preface n.
    A brief explanation or address to the reader, at the beginning of a book.
  443. preferential adj.
    Possessing, giving, or constituting preference or priority.
  444. preferment n.
  445. prefix v.
    To attach at the beginning.
  446. prehension n.
    The act of laying hold of or grasping.
  447. prelacy n.
    A system of church government.
  448. prelate n.
    One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy.
  449. premier adj.
    First in rank or position.
  450. premise n.
    A judgment as a conclusion.
  451. preordain v.
    To foreordain.
  452. preponderant adj.
  453. preponderate v.
    To exceed in influence or power.
  454. prepossession n.
    A preconceived liking.
  455. prescience n.
    Knowledge of events before they take place.
  456. prescient adj.
  457. prescript adj.
    Prescribed as a rule or model.
  458. prescriptible adj.
    Derived from authoritative direction.
  459. presentient adj.
    Perceiving or feeling beforehand.
  460. presentment n.
  461. presumption n.
    That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved.
  462. pretension n.
    A bold or presumptuous assertion.
  463. preternatural adj.
  464. prevalence n.
  465. prevalent adj.
    Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.
  466. priggish adj.
  467. prima adj.
  468. primer n.
    An elementary reading-book for children.
  469. primeval adj.
    Belonging to the first ages.
  470. principal adj.
    Most important.
  471. principality n.
    The territory of a reigning prince.
  472. priory n.
    A monastic house.
  473. privateer n.
    A vessel owned and officered by private persons, but carrying on maritime war.
  474. privilege n.
    A right or immunity not enjoyed by all, or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions.
  475. privity n.
    Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter.
  476. probate adj.
    Relating to making proof, as of a will.
  477. probation n.
    Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character, qualification, or the like.
  478. procrastination n.
  479. proctor n.
    An agent acting for another.
  480. proffer v.
    To offer to another for acceptance.
  481. profile n.
    An outline or contour.
  482. profiteer n.
    One who profits.
  483. prohibition n.
    A decree or an order forbidding something.
  484. prohibitionist n.
    One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
  485. prohibitory adj.
    Involving or equivalent to prohibition, especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages.
  486. promenade v.
    To walk for amusement or exercise.
  487. promissory adj.
    Expressing an engagement to pay.
  488. prophesy v.
    To predict or foretell, especially under divine inspiration and guidance.
  489. proscription n.
    Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege.
  490. prospector n.
    One who makes exploration, search, or examination, especially for minerals.
  491. protagonist n.
    A leader in any enterprise or contest.
  492. Protestant n.
    A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment.
  493. protomartyr n.
    The earliest victim in any cause.
  494. protocol n.
    A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty.
  495. protoplasm n.
    The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell.
  496. protrusion n.
    The act of protruding.
  497. protuberance n.
    Something that swells out from a surrounding surface.
  498. protuberant adj.
  499. protuberate v.
    To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface.
  500. providential adj.
    Effected by divine guidance.
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