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Set 16 C


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n proscenium
part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
s provision
act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
providing for future needs; displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for emergencies; OP. improvident
producing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works; Ex. prolific writer
s psychic
of psyche; mental; of or possessing extraordinary mental powers
s metrical
metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
n proselytize
(induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
s psychosomatic
of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
mental disorder; ADJ. N. psychotic
s providence
quality of being provident; divine care; god's care; Providence: god; Ex. It seemed like providence that the doctor happened to be there; ADJ. providential: of divine providence; fortunate
n prod
poke (with a pointed object); stir up; urge; goad to action; N: pointed object used to prod; prodding
n profligate
wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
cautious; careful; prudential
n propinquity
nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
n pry
inquire impertinently (someone else's private affairs); use leverage to raise or open something; prize; N. pries: tool for prying
n prolixity
tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
n pugnacity
combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
s meter
arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
n provenance
place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
n protocol
diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
n progeny
children; offspring; descendants
inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
n prosaic
lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
n protean
able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
soul; mind
stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
original work used as a model by others
wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
n prosody
art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
n propitiate
appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
n prurient
having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
n promulgate
announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
s prize
pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
n provender
dry food for livestock; fodder
n propitious
favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
n protuberance
protrusion; swelling; bulge

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