|1||precipitate||(noun) a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering|
(verb) separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
(verb) hurl or throw violently; "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"
(verb) bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"
(verb) fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
(verb) fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
(adjective satellite) done with very great haste and without due deliberation; "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare; "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes; "rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion"; "wondered whether
|2||preclude||(verb) keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"|
(verb) make impossible, especially beforehand
|3||precocious||(adjective satellite) appearing or developing early; "precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias"|
(adjective) characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement"
|4||predecessor||(noun) one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)|
|5||prefatory||(adjective satellite) serving as an introduction or preface|
|6||premise||(noun) a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"|
(verb) take something as preexisting and given
(verb) furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
(verb) set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
|7||preponderate||(verb) weigh more heavily|
|8||presage||(noun) a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"|
(noun) a foreboding about what is about to happen
(verb) indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
|9||prescience||(noun) the power to foresee the future|
|10||prescriptive||(adjective) giving directives or rules; "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"|
(adjective satellite) based on or prescribing a norm or standard; "normative grammar"
|11||prevalent||(adjective satellite) encountered generally especially at the present time; "the prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be averted"; "the most prevalent religion in our area"; "speculation concerning the books author was rife"|
|12||prevaricate||(verb) be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information|
|13||pristine||(adjective satellite) immaculately clean and unused; "handed her his pristine white handkerchief"|
(adjective satellite) completely free from dirt or contamination; "pristine mountain snow"
|14||privy||(noun) a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate|
(noun) a room equipped with toilet facilities
(adjective satellite) hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"
|15||probity||(noun) complete and confirmed integrity|
|16||problematic||(adjective satellite) making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"|
(adjective satellite) open to doubt or debate; "If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic"
|17||prodigal||(noun) a recklessly extravagant consumer|
(adjective satellite) very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity";
(adjective satellite) marked by rash extravagance; "led a prodigal life"
(adjective satellite) recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"
|18||prodigious||(adjective satellite) so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous field of grass"; "stupendous demand"|
(adjective satellite) far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"
(adjective satellite) of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision"
|19||profound||(adjective satellite) situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed; "the profound depths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns"|
(adjective satellite) (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
(adjective satellite) coming from deep within one; "a profound sigh"
(adjective satellite) of the greatest intensity; complete; "a profound silence"; "a state of profound shock"
(adjective) showing intellectual penetration or emotional depths; from the depths of your being; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"
(adjective satellite) far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something; "the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred"; "the book underwent fundamental changes"; "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravaga
|20||profusion||(noun) the property of being extremely abundant|
|21||progeny||(noun) the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"|
|22||program||(noun) a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation; "the program lasted more than two hours"|
(noun) a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
(noun) a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need; "he proposed an elaborate program of public works"; "working mothers rely on the day care program"
(noun) a document stating the aims and principles of a political party; "their candidate simply ignored the party platform"; "they won the election even though they offered no positive program"
(noun) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
(noun) a radio or television show; "did you see his program last night?"
(noun) an integrated course of academic studies; "he was admitted to a new program at the university"
(noun) an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event; "you can't tell the players without a program"
(verb) arrange a program of or for; "program the 80th birthday party"
(verb) write a computer program
|23||proliferate||(verb) cause to grow or increase rapidly; "We must not proliferate nuclear arms"|
(verb) grow rapidly; "Pizza parlors proliferate in this area"
|24||prolific||(adjective satellite) bearing in abundance especially offspring; "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"|
(adjective satellite) intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"
|25||promontory||(noun) a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)|
|26||propagate||(verb) multiply sexually or asexually|
(verb) cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
(verb) cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
(verb) transmit or cause to broaden or spread; "This great civilization was propagated throughout the land"
(verb) become distributed or widespread; "the infection spread"; "Optimism spread among the population"
(verb) transmit; "propagate sound or light through air"
(verb) travel through the air; "sound and light propagate in this medium"
(verb) transmit from one generation to the next; "propagate these characteristics"
|27||propensity||(noun) a disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread"|
(noun) a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
(noun) an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"
|28||propinquity||(noun) the property of being close together|
|29||propitiate||(verb) make peace with|
|30||prosaic||(adjective satellite) not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines"|
(adjective satellite) lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"
(adjective satellite) not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and unimaginative essay"
|31||proselytize||(verb) convert to another faith or religion|
|32||protocol||(noun) code of correct conduct; "safety protocols"; "academic protocol"|
(noun) forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state
(noun) (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
|33||proverbial||(adjective satellite) widely known and spoken of; "her proverbial lateness"; "the proverbial absentiminded professor"; "your proverbial dizzy blonde"|
(adjective) of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb; "he kicked the proverbial bucket"; "the proverbial grasshopper"
|34||provident||(adjective) providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"|
(adjective satellite) careful in regard to your own interests; "the prudent use and development of resources"; "wild squirrels are provident"
|35||provincial||(noun) a country person|
(noun) (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order; "the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials"
(adjective) characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"
(adjective) of or associated with a province; "provincial government"
|36||proviso||(noun) a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision"|
|37||provocative||(adjective) serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope|
(adjective satellite) exciting sexual desire; "her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative"
|38||provoke||(verb) provide the needed stimulus for|
(verb) call forth; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
(verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
(verb) annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
|39||quaff||(noun) a hearty draft|
(verb) to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught; "The men gulped down their beers"
|40||quagmire||(noun) a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot|
|41||quaint||(adjective satellite) strange in an interesting or pleasing way; "quaint dialect words"; "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities"|
(adjective satellite) very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance; "the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name"- Bill Beatty; "came forth a quaint and fearful sight"- Sir Walter Scott; "a quaint sense
(adjective satellite) attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic); "houses with quaint thatched roofs"; "a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots"
|42||qualified||(adjective satellite) legally qualified; "a competent witness"|
(adjective satellite) contingent on something else
(adjective satellite) having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe; "justice moderated with mercy"
(adjective satellite) restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')
(adjective) meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task; "many qualified applicants for the job"
(adjective) limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"
(adjective satellite) holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill; "a registered pharmacist"; "a registered hospital"
|43||qualm||(noun) uneasiness about the fitness of an action|
(noun) a mild state of nausea
|44||quandary||(noun) state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options|
(noun) a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"
|45||quarantine||(noun) isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease|
(noun) enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
(verb) place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons; "My dog was quarantined before he could live in England"
|46||quiescence||(noun) quiet and inactive restfulness|
(noun) a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction; "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"
|47||quiescent||(adjective satellite) causing no symptoms; "a quiescent tumor"|
(adjective satellite) being quiet or still or inactive
(adjective satellite) not active or activated; "the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation"
(adjective satellite) marked by a state of tranquil repose; "the quiescent melancholy of the town"
|48||quintessence||(noun) the most typical example or representative of a type|
(noun) the purest and most concentrated essence of something
(noun) the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
|49||quirk||(noun) a narrow groove beside a beading|
(noun) a strange attitude or habit
(verb) twist or curve abruptly; "She quirked her head in a peculiar way"
|50||quixotic||(adjective satellite) not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic; "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"; "a romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed dream of a world state"|