English dictionary


practicability |ˌpræktɪkəˈbɪləti| — the quality of being usable

practicable |ˈpræktɪkəbl| — usable for a specific purpose

practical |ˈpræktɪkl| — guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

practicality |ˌpræktɪˈkæləti| — concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities

practically |ˈpræktɪkli| — almost; nearly

practice |ˈpræktɪs| — a customary way of operation or behavior

practiced |ˈprækˌtɪst| — having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

practician |prækˈtɪʃən| — someone who practices a learned profession

practise |ˈpræktɪs| — engage in a rehearsal (of)

practised |ˈpræktɪst| — skillful after much practice

practitioner |prækˈtɪʃənər| — someone who practices a learned profession

praesidium |prɪˈsɪdɪəm| — a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session

praetor |ˈpriːtər| — an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic

praetorian |priˈtɔːriən| — a member of the Praetorian Guard

pragmatic |præɡˈmætɪk| — an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land

pragmatical |præɡˈmætɪkəl| — concerned with practical matters

pragmatically |prægˈmætɪkəli| — in a realistic manner

pragmatism |ˈpræɡmətɪzəm| — (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value

pragmatist |ˈpræɡməˌtɪst| — an adherent of philosophical pragmatism

prairie |ˈpreri| — a treeless grassy plain

praise |preɪz| — an expression of approval and commendation

praiseworthy |ˈpreɪzwɜːrði| — worthy of high praise

praising |ˈpreɪzɪŋ| — full of or giving praise

Prakrit |ˈprɑːkrɪt| — any of the modern Indic languages

praline |ˈprɑːliːn| — cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans

pram |præm| — a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around

prance |præns| — a proud stiff pompous gait

prandial |ˈprændiːəl| — of or relating to a meal

prang |præŋ| — a crash involving a car or plane

prank |præŋk| — acting like a clown or buffoon

prankish |ˈpræŋkɪʃ| — naughtily or annoyingly playful

prankster |ˈpræŋkstər| — someone who plays practical jokes on others

praseodymium |ˌpreɪzioʊˈdɪmiəm| — a soft yellowish-white trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; can be recovered from bastnasite or monazite by an ion-exchange process

prat |præt| — the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

prate |preɪt| — idle or foolish and irrelevant talk

prater |ˈpreɪtər| — an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker

pratfall |ˈprætfɔːl| — a fall onto your buttocks

pratincole |ˈprætɪŋkoʊl| — Old World shorebird with long pointed wings and short legs; closely related to the coursers

prattle |ˈprætl| — idle or foolish and irrelevant talk

prattler |ˈprætlər| — someone who speaks in a childish way

prawn |prɔːn| — any of various edible decapod crustaceans

praxis |ˈpræksɪs| — translating an idea into action

pray |preɪ| — address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer

prayer |prer| — the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)

prayerful |ˈprerfəl| — disposed to pray or appearing to pray

pre-Christian |ˈpriːˈkrɪstjən| — of or relating to or being the time before the beginning of the Christian era

pre-Columbian |ˌpriː kəˈlʌmbiən| — of or relating to or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus

pre-empt |priˈempt| — a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

pre-emption |priˈempʃn| — the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject

pre-emptive |priˈemptɪv| — designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence

pre-existing |ˌpriː ɪgˈzɪstɪŋ| — existing previously or before something

Pre-Raphaelite |ˌpriː ˈræfəlaɪt| — a painter or writer dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals

preach |priːtʃ| — deliver a sermon

preacher |ˈpriːtʃər| — someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel

preaching |ˈpriːtʃɪŋ| — an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

preachment |ˈpriːtʃmənt| — a sermon on a moral or religious topic

preachy |ˈpriːtʃi| — inclined to or marked by tedious moralization

preamble |priˈæmbl| — a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)

prearrange |ˌpriəˈreɪndʒ| — arrange beforehand

prebend |ˈprebənd| — the stipend assigned by a cathedral to a canon

prebendary |ˈprebəndri| — a canon who receives a prebend for serving the church

precarious |prɪˈkerəriəs| — affording no ease or reassurance

precariously |prɪˈkeriəsli| — in a precarious manner

precariousness |prɪˈkeərɪəsnɪs| — extreme dangerousness

precast |ˌpriːˈkæst| — of structural members especially of concrete; cast into form before being transported to the site of installation

precative  — expressing entreaty or supplication

precatory |ˈprekətəriː| — expressing entreaty or supplication

precaution |prɪˈkɔːʃn| — a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

precautionary |prɪˈkɔːʃəneri| — taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure

precede |prɪˈsiːd| — be earlier in time; go back further

precedence |ˈpresɪdəns| — status established in order of importance or urgency

precedency  — status established in order of importance or urgency

precedent |ˈpresɪdənt| — an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

preceding |priˈsiːdɪŋ| — of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

precentor |prəˈsen(t)ər| — the musical director of a choir

precept |ˈpriːsept| — rule of personal conduct

preceptor |prɪˈseptər| — teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)

precession |priˈseʃən| — the motion of a spinning body (as a top) in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone

precinct |ˈpriːsɪŋkt| — a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes

preciosity |ˌpreʃiˈɑːsɪti| — the quality of being fastidious or excessively refined

precious |ˈpreʃəs| — extremely

precipice |ˈpresəpɪs| — a very steep cliff

precipitance |prɪˈsɪpɪtəns| — the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

precipitancy |prɪˈsɪpɪtənsiː| — the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

precipitant |prɪˈsɪpɪtnt| — an agent that causes a precipitate to form

precipitate |prɪˈsɪpɪteɪt| — a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering

precipitation |prɪˌsɪpɪˈteɪʃn| — the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time

precipitous |prɪˈsɪpɪtəs| — done with very great haste and without due deliberation

precipitously |ˌpriˈsɪpətəsli| — very suddenly and to a great degree

precipitousness  — the property possessed by a slope that is very steep

precis |preɪˈsiː| — a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

precise |prɪˈsaɪs| — (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct

precisely |prɪˈsaɪsli| — indicating exactness or preciseness

preciseness |prɪˈsaɪsnəs| — clarity as a consequence of precision

precision |prɪˈsɪʒn| — the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance

preclude |prɪˈkluːd| — keep from happening or arising; make impossible

preclusion |prɪˈkluːʒən| — the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

preclusive  — made impossible

precocious |prɪˈkoʊʃəs| — appearing or developing early

precociousness |prɪˈkoʊʃəsnəs| — intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules

precocity |prɪˈkɒsɪti| — intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules

preconceive |ˌprikənˈsiːv| — conceive beforehand

preconceived |ˌpriːkənˈsiːvd| — (of an idea or opinion) formed beforehand; especially without evidence or through prejudice

preconception |ˌpriːkənˈsepʃn| — an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence

precondition |ˌpriːkənˈdɪʃn| — an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

precursor |priːˈkɜːrsər| — a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)

precursory |ˌpriːˈkɝːsəri| — warning of future misfortune

predaceous |priˈdeɪʃəs| — hunting and killing other animals for food

predacious |priːˈdeɪʃəs| — hunting and killing other animals for food

predate |priˈdeɪt| — be earlier in time; go back further

predation |prɪˈdeɪʃn| — an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

predator |ˈpredətər| — someone who attacks in search of booty

predatory |ˈpredətɔːri| — characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding

predecease |ˌpriːdɪˈsiːs| — die before; die earlier than

predecessor |ˈpredəsesər| — one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)

predestinate |ˌpriːˈdestɪneɪt| — foreordain by divine will or decree

predestination |ˌpriːdestɪˈneɪʃn| — previous determination as if by destiny or fate

predestine |ˌpriˈdestən| — decree or determine beforehand

predestined |ˌpriˈdestənd| — established or prearranged unalterably

predetermination |ˌpriːdɪˌtɝːmɪˈneɪʃən| — (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)

predetermine |ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːrmɪn| — determine beforehand

predetermined |ˌpridiˈtɝːmənd| — set in advance

predicament |prɪˈdɪkəmənt| — a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

predicate |ˈpredɪkət| — (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula

predication |ˌpredɪˈkeɪʃən| — (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument

predicative |ˈpredɪkeɪtɪv| — of adjectives; relating to or occurring within the predicate of a sentence

predict |prɪˈdɪkt| — make a prediction about; tell in advance

predictability |prəˌdɪktəˈbɪləti| — the quality of being predictable

predictable |prɪˈdɪktəbl| — capable of being foretold

predictably |prəˈdɪktəbli| — in a predictable manner or to a predictable degree

prediction |prɪˈdɪkʃn| — the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

predictive |prɪˈdɪktɪv| — of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions

predictor |prəˈdɪktər| — someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)

predilection |ˌpredlˈekʃn| — a predisposition in favor of something

predispose |ˌpriːdɪˈspoʊz| — make susceptible

predisposition |ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃn| — susceptibility to a pathogen

predominance |prɪˈdɑːmɪnəns| — the state of being predominant over others

predominant |prɪˈdɑːmɪnənt| — most frequent or common

predominantly |prɪˈdɑːmɪnəntli| — much greater in number or influence

predominate |prɪˈdɑːmɪneɪt| — be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

predomination |prəˌdɑməˈneɪʃ(ə)n| — the state of being predominant over others

preeminence |priˈemənəns| — high status importance owing to marked superiority

preeminent |priˈemənənt| — greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

preempt |ˈpriːˌempt| — a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

preemption |ˌpriˈempʃən| — the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject

preen |priːn| — clean with one's bill

preexist |ˈpriːɪgˈzɪst| — exist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time

prefab |ˈpriːfæb| — a prefabricated structure

prefabricate |priˈfæbrɪˌket| — to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings

preface |ˈprefəs| — a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

prefatory |ˈprefətɔːri| — serving as an introduction or preface

prefect |ˈpriːfekt| — a chief officer or chief magistrate

prefecture |ˈpriːfektʃər| — the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)

prefer |prɪˈfɜːr| — like better; value more highly

preferable |ˈprefrəbl| — more desirable than another

preferably |ˈprefrəbli| — more readily or willingly

preference |ˈprefrəns| — a strong liking

preferential |ˌprefəˈrenʃl| — manifesting partiality

preferentially |ˌprefəˈrentʃəli| — in a preferential manner

preferment |prɪˈfɜːrmənt| — the act of preferring

preferred |prəˈfɝːd| — more desirable than another

prefiguration  — an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come

prefigure |ˌpriːˈfɪɡjər| — imagine or consider beforehand

prefix |ˈpriːfɪks| — an affix that is added in front of the word

preform |priːˈfɔːrm| — form into a shape resembling the final, desired one

pregnancy |ˈpreɡnənsi| — the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

pregnant |ˈpreɡnənt| — rich in significance or implication

preheat |ˌpriːˈhiːt| — heat beforehand

prehensile |prɪˈhensl| — having a keen intellect

prehension |priːˈhenʃən| — the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

prehistoric |ˌpriːhɪˈstɔːrɪk| — belonging to or existing in times before recorded history

prehistorical |ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪkəl| — belonging to or existing in times before recorded history

prehistory |ˌpriːˈhɪstri| — the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word

prejudge |ˌpriːˈdʒʌdʒ| — judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence

prejudgement |ˌpriːˈdʒʌdʒmənt| — a judgment reached before the evidence is available

prejudgment |priˈdʒədʒmənt| — a judgment reached before the evidence is available

prejudice |ˈpredʒudɪs| — a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

prejudiced |ˈpredʒədɪst| — emanating from a person's emotions and prejudices

prejudicial |ˌpredʒuˈdɪʃl| — (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury

prelacy |ˈpreləsi| — prelates collectively

prelate |ˈprelət| — a senior clergyman and dignitary

prelim |prəˈlɪm| — a minor match preceding the main event

preliminary |prɪˈlɪmɪneri| — a minor match preceding the main event

prelude |ˈpreljuːd| — something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

premarital |ˌpriːˈmærɪtl| — relating to events before a marriage

premature |ˌpriːməˈtʃʊr| — too soon or too hasty

prematurely |ˌpriːməˈtʃʊrli| — (of childbirth) before the end of the normal period of gestation

prematureness  — the state of being premature

prematurity |ˌpreməˈtjʊərɪtɪ| — the state of being premature

premeditate |priˈmedəˌtet| — consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand

premeditated |priˈmedɪˌteɪt̬ɪd| — characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning

premeditation |ˌpriːˌmedɪˈteɪʃn| — planning or plotting in advance of acting

premier |prɪˈmɪr| — the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom

premiere |prɪˈmɪr| — the first public performance of a play or movie

premise |ˈpremɪs| — a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

premises |ˈpremɪsɪz| — land and the buildings on it

premiss |ˈpremɪs| — a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

premium |ˈpriːmiəm| — payment for insurance

premonition |ˌpriːməˈnɪʃn| — a feeling of evil to come

premonitory |prəˈmənətəri| — warning of future misfortune

prenatal |ˌpriːˈneɪtl| — occurring or existing before birth

prentice |ˈpren(t)əs| — works for an expert to learn a trade

preoccupancy  — the mental state of being preoccupied by something

preoccupation |priˌɑːkjuˈpeɪʃn| — an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

preoccupied |priˈɑːkjəˌpaɪd| — deeply absorbed in thought

preoccupy |priˈɑːkjupaɪ| — engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively

preoperative |priːˈɒp(ə)rətɪv| — happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation

preordain |ˌpriɔːrˈdeɪn| — foreordain or determine beforehand

preordination |ˈpriːˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən| — (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)

prep |prep| — preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)

prepackaged |priˈpækədʒd| — prepared and wrapped beforehand and ready for sale

prepacked |ˌpriːˈpækt| — prepared and wrapped beforehand and ready for sale

prepaid |ˌpriːˈpeɪd| — used especially of mail; paid in advance

preparation |ˌprepəˈreɪʃn| — the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose

preparative |priːˈpærʌtɪv| — preceding and preparing for something

preparatory |prɪˈpærətɔːri| — preceding and preparing for something

prepare |prɪˈper| — make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

prepared |priˈperd| — having made preparations

preparedness |prɪˈperdnəs| — the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)

prepay |priˈpeɪ| — pay for something before receiving it

prepayment |priˈpeɪmənt| — payment in advance

preponderance |prɪˈpɑːndərəns| — superiority in power or influence

preponderant |prɪˈpɑːndərənt| — having superior power and influence

preponderate |prɪˈpɒndəreɪt| — weigh more heavily

preposition |ˌprepəˈzɪʃn| — a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word

prepositional |ˌprepəˈzɪʃənəl| — of or relating to or formed with a preposition

prepossess |ˌpriːpəˈzes| — possess beforehand

prepossessing |ˌpriːpəˈzesɪŋ| — creating a favorable impression

prepossession |ˌpriːpəˈzeʃən| — the condition of being prepossessed

preposterous |prɪˈpɑːstərəs| — so unreasonable as to invite derision

prepotency |prɪˈpoʊtnsiː| — the state of being predominant over others

preprandial |ˌpriːˈprændiəl| — preceding a meal (especially dinner)

prepuce |ˈpriːpjuːs| — a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris

prerequisite |ˌpriːˈrekwəzɪt| — something that is required in advance

prerogative |prɪˈrɑːɡətɪv| — a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)

presage |ˈpresɪdʒ| — a foreboding about what is about to happen

presbyopia |ˌprezbiˈoʊpiə| — a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45

presbyter |ˈprezbədər| — an elder in the Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian |ˌprezbɪˈtɪrəriən| — a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church

presbytery |ˈprezbɪteri| — building reserved for the officiating clergy

preschool |ˈpriːskuːl| — an educational institution for children too young for elementary school

preschooler |ˈpriːˌskuːlər| — a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten

prescience |ˈpresiəns| — the power to foresee the future

prescient |ˈpresiənt| — perceiving the significance of events before they occur

prescribe |prɪˈskraɪb| — issue commands or orders for

prescribed |priˈskraɪbd| — set down as a rule or guide

prescript |ˈpriːskrɪpt| — prescribed guide for conduct or action

prescription |prɪˈskrɪpʃn| — directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions

prescriptive |prɪˈskrɪptɪv| — pertaining to giving directives or rules

presence |ˈprezns| — the state of being present; current existence

present |ˈpreznt| — the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech

present-day |ˌpreznt ˈdeɪ| — belonging to the present time

presentable |prɪˈzentəbl| — fit to be seen

presentation |ˌpriːzenˈteɪʃn| — the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)

presenter |prɪˈzentər| — someone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.)

presentiment |prɪˈzentɪmənt| — a feeling of evil to come

presently |ˈprezntli| — in the near future

presentment |priˈzentmənt| — an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative

preservation |ˌprezərˈveɪʃn| — the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

preservative |prɪˈzɜːrvətɪv| — a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition

preserve |prɪˈzɜːrv| — a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

preserved |prəˈzɝːvd| — prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use

preserves |prəˈzɝːvz| — fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

preset |ˌpriːˈset| — set in advance

preside |prɪˈzaɪd| — act as president

presidency |ˈprezɪdənsi| — the tenure of a president

president |ˈprezɪdənt| — an executive officer of a firm or corporation

presidential |ˌprezəˈdentʃəl| — relating to a president or presidency

presidentship |ˈprezɪdəntʃɪp| — the office and function of president

presidio |prəˈsɪdiˌoʊ| — a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings

presidium |prɪˈsɪdiəm| — a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session

press |pres| — the state of demanding notice or attention

press down |ˈpres ˈdaʊn| — press down

press on |ˈpres ɑːn| — continue moving forward

press out |ˈpres ˈaʊt| — extinguish by crushing

press-up |ˈpres ˌəp| — an arm exercise performed lying face to the floor and pushing the body up and down with the arms

pressed |ˈprest| — compacted by ironing

pressing |ˈpresɪŋ| — the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

pressman |ˈpresmæn| — someone whose occupation is printing

pressmark |ˈpresmɑːrk| — a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location

pressure |ˈpreʃər| — the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)

pressurize |ˈpreʃəraɪz| — increase the pressure on a gas or liquid

prestidigitation |ˌprestɪˌdɪdʒɪˈteɪʃən| — manual dexterity in the execution of tricks

prestidigitator |ˌprestɪˈdɪdʒɪteɪtər| — someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience

prestige |preˈstiːʒ| — a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.

prestigious |preˈstɪdʒəs| — having an illustrious reputation; respected

presto |ˈprestoʊ| — suddenly

presumable |prɪˈzjuːməbəl| — capable of being inferred on slight grounds

presumably |prɪˈzuːməbli| — by reasonable assumption

presume |prɪˈzuːm| — take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

presumption |prɪˈzʌmpʃn| — an assumption that is taken for granted

presumptive |prɪˈzʌmptɪv| — having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance

presumptuous |prɪˈzʌmptʃuəs| — excessively forward

presumptuously |prɪˈzʌmptʃʊəsli| — in a presumptuous manner

presumptuousness  — audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

presuppose |ˌpriːsəˈpoʊz| — take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

presupposition |ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃn| — the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)

pretence |ˈpriːtens| — a false or unsupportable quality

pretend |prɪˈtend| — the enactment of a pretense

pretended |prəˈtendəd| — adopted in order to deceive

pretender |prɪˈtendər| — a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)

pretending |priˈtendɪŋ| — the act of giving a false appearance

pretense |prɪˈtens, ˈpritens| — the act of giving a false appearance

pretension |prɪˈtenʃn| — a false or unsupportable quality

pretentious |prɪˈtenʃəs| — (of a display) tawdry or vulgar

pretentiousness |prɪˈtenʃəsnəs| — lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

preterit |ˈpretərɪt| — a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense

preterite |ˈpredərət| — a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense

preterition |ˌpriːtəˈrɪʃ(ə)n| — suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted

pretermission |priːtərˈmɪʃən| — letting pass without notice

pretermit |ˌpriːtərˈmɪt| — disregard intentionally or let pass

preternatural |ˌpriːtərˈnætʃrəl| — surpassing the ordinary or normal

pretext |ˈpriːtekst| — something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason

pretor |ˈpriːtər| — an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic

pretorian  — characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality

pretrial |priˈtraɪəl| — (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases

prettify |ˈprɪtifaɪ| — make more beautiful

prettily |ˈprɪtəli| — in a pretty manner

prettiness |ˈprɪtɪnəs| — the quality of being appealing in a delicate or graceful way (of a girl or young woman)

pretty |ˈprɪti| — to certain extent or degree

pretty-pretty |ˈprɪtɪ prɪti| — ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty

prevail |prɪˈveɪl| — be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

prevailing |prɪˈveɪlɪŋ| — most frequent or common

prevalence |ˈprevələns| — the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread

prevalent |ˈprevələnt| — most frequent or common

prevaricate |prɪˈværɪkeɪt| — be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

prevarication |prɪˌværɪˈkeɪʃən| — a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

prevaricator |prɪˈværʌˌkeɪtər| — a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

prevent |prɪˈvent| — keep from happening or arising; make impossible

preventable |prɪˈventəbəl| — capable of being prevented

preventative |prəˈven(t)ədiv| — remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

prevention |prɪˈvenʃn| — the act of preventing

preventive |prɪˈventɪv| — remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

preview |ˈpriːvjuː| — an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future

previous |ˈpriːviəs| — just preceding something else in time or order

previously |ˈpriːviəsli| — at an earlier time or formerly

previse |prɪˈvaɪz| — warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning

prevision |ˌpriːˈvɪʒən| — a prophetic vision (as in a dream)

prewar |ˌpriˈwɔr| — existing or belonging to a time before a war

prexy |ˈprɛksi| — the head administrative officer of a college or university

prey |preɪ| — a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

priapism |ˈpraɪəpɪzəm| — condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal

price |praɪs| — the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)

priceless |ˈpraɪsləs| — having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth

pricey |ˈpraɪsi| — having a high price

pricing |ˈpraɪsɪŋ| — the evaluation of something in terms of its price

prick |prɪk| — insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

pricker |ˈprɪkər| — a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

pricket |ˈprikit| — a sharp metal spike to hold a candle

pricking |ˈprɪkɪŋ| — the act of puncturing with a small point

prickle |ˈprɪkl| — a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

prickling |ˈprɪkəlɪŋ| — a somatic sensation as from many tiny stings

prickly |ˈprɪkli| — very irritable

pride |praɪd| — a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

prideful  — having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

prie-dieu |ˈpriː djɝː| — low bench for kneeling on

priest |priːst| — a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

priestcraft |ˈpriːstkræft| — a derogatory reference to priests who use their influence to control secular or political affairs

priestess |ˈpriːstəs| — a woman priest

priesthood |ˈpriːsthʊd| — the body of ordained religious practitioners

priestly |ˈpriːstli| — associated with the priesthood or priests

prig |prɪɡ| — a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

priggish |ˈprɪɡɪʃ| — exaggeratedly proper

priggishness |ˈprɪɡɪʃnəs| — exaggerated and arrogant properness

prim |prɪm| — assume a prim appearance

prima |ˈpriːmə| — used primarily as eating apples

primacy |ˈpraɪməsi| — the state of being first in importance

primaeval |praɪˈmiːvəl| — having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

primal |ˈpraɪml| — serving as an essential component

primarily |praɪˈmerəli| — for the most part

primary |ˈpraɪmeri| — a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

primate |ˈpraɪmeɪt| — a senior clergyman and dignitary

primates |ˈpraɪˌmets| — an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings

prime |praɪm| — a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself

primer |ˈpraɪmər| — an introductory textbook

primeval |praɪˈmiːvl| — having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

priming |ˈpraɪmɪŋ| — the act of making something ready

primitive |ˈprɪmətɪv| — a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization

primitivism |ˈprɪmɪtɪvɪzəm| — a wild or unrefined state

primly |ˈprɪmli| — in a prissy manner

primness |ˈprɪmnəs| — excessive or affected modesty

primogenitor |praɪməˈdʒenɪtər| — an ancestor in the direct line

primogeniture |ˌpraɪmoʊˈdʒenɪtʃər| — right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son

primordial |praɪˈmɔːrdiəl| — having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

primp |prɪmp| — dress or groom with elaborate care

primrose |ˈprɪmroʊz| — any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads

primula |ˈprɪmjələ| — any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads

primus |ˈpraɪməs| — the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland

prince |prɪns| — a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)

princedom |ˈprɪnsdəm| — the dignity or rank or position of a prince

princeling |ˈprɪnslɪŋ| — a petty or insignificant prince who rules some unimportant principality

princely |ˈprɪnsli| — ostentatiously rich and superior in quality

princess |ˌprɪnˈses| — a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)

principal |ˈprɪnsəpl| — the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated

principality |ˌprɪnsɪˈpæləti| — territory ruled by a prince

principally |ˈprɪnsəpli| — for the most part

principalship  — the post of principal

principle |ˈprɪnsəpl| — a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

principled |ˈprɪnsəpld| — based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality

prink |prɪŋk| — dress very carefully and in a finicky manner

print |prɪnt| — the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication

printable |ˈprɪntəbl| — fit for publication because free of material that is morally or legally objectionable

printer |ˈprɪntər| — someone whose occupation is printing

printing |ˈprɪntɪŋ| — text handwritten in the style of printed matter

printout |ˈprɪntaʊt| — the output of a computer in printed form

prion |ˈpriːɑːn| — (microbiology) an infectious protein particle similar to a virus but lacking nucleic acid; thought to be the agent responsible for scrapie and other degenerative diseases of the nervous system

prior |ˈpraɪər| — the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot

prioress |ˈpraɪərɪs| — the superior of a group of nuns

prioritize |praɪˈɔːrətaɪz| — assign a priority to

priority |praɪˈɔːrəti| — status established in order of importance or urgency

priory |ˈpraɪəri| — religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress

prise |praɪz| — to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

prism |ˈprɪzəm| — a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms

prismatic |prɪzˈmætɪk| — exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism

prison |ˈprɪzn| — a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

prison-breaking |ˈprɪzn breɪkɪŋ| — an escape from jail

prisoner |ˈprɪznər| — a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

pristine |ˈprɪstiːn| — completely free from dirt or contamination

privacy |ˈpraɪvəsi| — the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others

private |ˈpraɪvət| — an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines

privateer |ˌpraɪvəˈtɪr| — an officer or crew member of a privateer

privately |ˈpraɪvətli| — kept private or confined to those intimately concerned

privates |ˈpraɪvəts| — external sex organ

privation |praɪˈveɪʃn| — a state of extreme poverty

privatization |ˈpraɪvətəˈzeɪʃən| — changing something from state to private ownership or control

privatize |ˈpraɪvətaɪz| — change from governmental to private control or ownership

privet |ˈprɪvɪt| — any of various Old World shrubs having smooth entire leaves and terminal panicles of small white flowers followed by small black berries; many used for hedges

privilege |ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ| — a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all

privileged |ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd| — not subject to usual rules or penalties

privily |ˈprɪvɪli| — confidentially or in secret

privy |ˈprɪvi| — a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

prize |praɪz| — something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

prizefight |ˈpraɪzfaɪt| — a boxing match between professional boxers for a cash prize

prizefighter |ˈpraɪzˌfaɪtər| — a professional boxer

prizewinning |ˈpraɪzˌwɪnɪŋ| — holding first place in a contest

pro |proʊ| — an athlete who plays for pay

pro-life |prəʊˈlʌɪf| — advocating full legal protection of embryos and fetuses (especially opposing the legalization of induced abortions)

proactive |ˌproʊˈæktɪv| — (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

probabilistic |ˌprɑːbəbɪˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to the Roman Catholic philosophy of probabilism

probability |ˌprɑːbəˈbɪləti| — a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

probable |ˈprɑːbəbl| — an applicant likely to be chosen

probably |ˈprɑːbəbli| — with considerable certainty; without much doubt

probate |ˈproʊbeɪt| — a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate

probation |proʊˈbeɪʃn| — a trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership

probationary |proˈbeɪʃəˌneri| — under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

probationer |proʊˈbeɪʃnər| — a nurse in training who is undergoing a trial period

probative |proʊˈbeɪtɪv| — tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

probatory  — tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

probe |proʊb| — an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

probing |ˈproʊbɪŋ| — diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation

probity |ˈproʊbəti| — complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles

problem |ˈprɑːbləm| — a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved

problematic |ˌprɑːbləˈmætɪk| — open to doubt or debate

problematical |ˌprɑːbləˈmætɪkəl| — open to doubt or debate

problematically |ˌprɒbləˈmætɪkəli| — in such a way as to pose a problem

proboscidean |proboscidean| — massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk

proboscidian |ˌprəʊbəˈsɪdɪən| — massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk

proboscis |prəˈbɑːsɪs| — the human nose (especially when it is large)

procedural |prəˈsiːdʒərəl| — of or relating to procedure

procedure |prəˈsiːdʒər| — a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

proceed |proʊˈsiːd| — continue talking

proceeding |prəˈsiːdɪŋ| — (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

proceedings |proˈsiːdɪŋz| — (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

proceeds |ˈproʊsiːdz| — the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

process |ˈprɑːses| — a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

process-server |ˈproʊsɪs sɝːvər| — someone who personally delivers a process (a writ compelling attendance in court) or court papers to the defendant

processed |ˈprɑsest, ˈproʊsest| — subjected to a special process or treatment

processing |ˈproʊsesɪŋ| — preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure

procession |prəˈseʃn| — (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

processional |prəˈseʃənl| — religious music used in a procession

processor |ˈprɑːsesər| — a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market

proclaim |prəˈkleɪm| — declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles

proclamation |ˌprɑːkləˈmeɪʃn| — a formal public statement

proclivity |prəˈklɪvəti| — a natural inclination

proconsul |ˌproʊˈkɒnsəl| — an official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power

proconsular |ˌproʊˈkɒnsjʊlər| — of or relating to or typical of a proconsul

proconsulate |proʊˈkɒnsjʊlət| — the position of proconsul

procrastinate |proʊˈkræstɪneɪt| — postpone doing what one should be doing

procrastination |proʊˌkræstɪˈneɪʃn| — the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time

procreate |ˈproʊkrieɪt| — have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

procreation |ˌproʊkrɪˈeɪʃən| — the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

procreative  — producing new life or offspring

proctor |ˈprɑːktər| — someone who supervises (an examination)

proctorship |ˈprɒktəʃɪp| — the position of proctor

proctoscope |ˈprɑːktəˌskoʊp| — an endoscope for examining the rectum

procumbent |proʊˈkʌmbənt| — having stems that trail along the ground without putting down roots

procurable |prəˈkjʊərəbəl| — capable of being obtained

procurance  — the act of getting possession of something

procurator |ˈprɒkjʊreɪtər| — a person authorized to act for another

procure |prəˈkjʊr| — get by special effort

procurement |prəˈkjʊrmənt| — the act of getting possession of something

procurer |proˈkjʊrər| — someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

procuress |ˈprɒkjʊrɪs| — a woman pimp

prod |prɑːd| — a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

prodigal |ˈprɑːdɪɡl| — a recklessly extravagant consumer

prodigality |ˌprɒdɪˈɡælɪti| — the trait of spending extravagantly

prodigally |ˈprɒdɪɡəli| — to a wasteful manner or to a wasteful degree

prodigious |prəˈdɪdʒəs| — so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

prodigy |ˈprɑːdədʒi| — an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration

prodrome |ˈproʊdroʊm| — an early symptom that a disease is developing or that an attack is about to occur

produce |prəˈduːs| — fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market

producer |prəˈduːsər| — someone who manufactures something

product |ˈprɑːdʌkt| — commodities offered for sale

production |prəˈdʌkʃn| — the act or process of producing something

productive |prəˈdʌktɪv| — yielding positive results

productively |prəˈdəktɪvli| — in a productive way

productiveness  — the quality of being productive or having the power to produce

productivity |ˌprɑːdʌkˈtɪvəti| — the quality of being productive or having the power to produce

prof |prɑːf| — someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

profanation |ˌprɒfəˈneɪʃən| — blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

profane |prəˈfeɪn| — corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

profanity |prəˈfænəti| — vulgar or irreverent speech or action

profess |prəˈfes| — practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about

professed |prəˈfest| — professing to be qualified

professedly |prəˈfestli| — with pretense or intention to deceive

profession |prəˈfeʃn| — the body of people in a learned occupation

professional |prəˈfeʃənl| — a person engaged in one of the learned professions

professionalism |prəˈfeʃənəlɪzəm| — the expertness characteristic of a professional person

professionalization  — the social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood

professionalize |prəˈfeʃənəlaɪz| — become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood

professionally |prəˈfeʃənəli| — in a professional manner

professor |prəˈfesər| — someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

professorial |ˌprofəˈsɔːriəl| — relating to or characteristic of professors

professorship |prəˈfesərˌʃɪp| — the position of professor

proffer |ˈprɑːfər| — a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

proficiency |prəˈfɪʃnsi| — the quality of having great facility and competence

proficient |prəˈfɪʃnt| — having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

profile |ˈproʊfaɪl| — an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics

profiling |ˈproʊfaɪlɪŋ| — recording a person's behavior and analyzing psychological characteristics in order to predict or assess their ability in a certain sphere or to identify a particular group of people

profit |ˈprɑːfɪt| — the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

profitability |ˌprɑːfətəˈbɪləti| — the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit

profitable |ˈprɑːfɪtəbl| — yielding material gain or profit

profitableness  — the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome

profitably |ˈprɑːfətəbli| — in a productive way

profiteer |ˌprɑːfəˈtɪr| — someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)

profitless |ˈprɑːfɪtləs| — without profit or reward

profligacy |ˈprɒflɪˌɡæsi| — the trait of spending extravagantly

profligate |ˈprɑːflɪɡət| — a dissolute man in fashionable society

profound |prəˈfaʊnd| — of the greatest intensity; complete

profoundly |prəˈfaʊndli| — to a great depth psychologically or emotionally

profoundness |prəˈfaʊndnɪs| — extremeness of degree

profundity |prəˈfʌndəti| — wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound

profuse |prəˈfjuːs| — produced or growing in extreme abundance

profusely |prəˈfjuːsli| — in an abundant manner

profusion |prəˈfjuːʒn| — the property of being extremely abundant

progenitor |proʊˈdʒenɪtər| — an ancestor in the direct line

progeny |ˈprɑːdʒəni| — the immediate descendants of a person

progesterone |prəˈdʒestəroʊn| — a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy

prognathic  — having a projecting lower jaw

prognathous |prɑːɡˈnoʊs| — having a projecting lower jaw

prognosis |prɑːɡˈnoʊsɪs| — a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop

prognostic |prɑːɡˈnɑːstɪk| — a sign of something about to happen

prognosticate |ˌprɑːgˈnɑːstəˌket| — make a prediction about; tell in advance

prognostication |prɑːɡˌnɑːstɪˈkeɪʃn| — a sign of something about to happen

program |ˈproʊɡræm| — a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

programme |ˈproʊɡræm| — an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event

programmer |ˈproʊɡræmər| — a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs

programming |ˈproʊɡræmɪŋ| — setting an order and time for planned events

progress |ˈprɑːɡres| — gradual improvement or growth or development

progression |prəˈɡreʃn| — a series with a definite pattern of advance

progressive |prəˈɡresɪv| — a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going

progressively |praˈɡresɪvli| — advancing in amount or intensity

progressivism  — the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society

prohibit |prəˈhɪbɪt| — command against

prohibited |proˈhɪbətəd| — excluded from use or mention

prohibition |ˌproʊəˈbɪʃn| — a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages

prohibitionist |ˌproʊɪˈbɪʃənɪst| — a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

prohibitive |prəˈhɪbətɪv| — tending to discourage (especially of prices)

prohibitively |proˈhɪbətɪvli| — to a prohibitive degree

prohibitory |proˈhɪbəˌtɔːri| — tending to discourage (especially of prices)

project |ˈprɑːdʒekt| — any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

projected |prəˈdʒektɪd| — extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary

projectile |prəˈdʒektl| — a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled

projecting |prəˈdʒektɪŋ| — extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary

projection |prəˈdʒekʃn| — a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations

projectionist |prəˈdʒekʃənɪst| — the person who operates the projector in a movie house

projector |prəˈdʒektər| — an optical device for projecting a beam of light

prolapse |ˈproʊlæps| — the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)

prolapsus |ˈprəʊlæpsəs| — the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)

prolate |ˈproʊleɪt| — rounded like an egg

prole |proʊl| — a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)

prolegomenon |ˌprəʊlɪˈɡɒmɪnən| — a preliminary discussion inserted at the beginning of a book or treatise

proletarian |ˌproʊləˈteriən| — a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)

proletariat |ˌproʊlɪˈteərɪət| — a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages

proliferate |prəˈlɪfəreɪt| — grow rapidly

proliferation |prəˌlɪfəˈreɪʃn| — growth by the rapid multiplication of parts

prolific |prəˈlɪfɪk| — intellectually productive

prolificacy |prəʊˈlɪfɪkəsɪ| — the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

prolix |ˈproʊlɪks| — tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length

prolixity |proʊˈlɪksɪti| — boring verbosity

prolog |proˈlɑːɡ| — a computer language designed in Europe to support natural language processing

prologize |ˈproʊlɔːˌɡaɪz| — write or speak a prologue

prologue |ˈproʊlɔːɡ| — an introduction to a play

prologuize  — write or speak a prologue

prolong |prəˈlɔːŋ| — lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

prolongation |ˌproʊlɒŋˈɡeɪʃən| — the act of prolonging something

prolonged |prəˈlɔːŋd| — relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

prolusion |prəˈljuːʒən| — a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

prom |prɑːm| — a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year

promenade |ˌprɑːməˈneɪd| — a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year

Prometheus |prəˈmiːθɪəs| — (Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind; Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock where an eagle gnawed at his liver until Hercules rescued him

prominence |ˈprɑːmɪnəns| — the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

prominent |ˈprɑːmɪnənt| — having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

prominently |ˈprɑːmənəntli| — in a prominent way

promiscuity |ˌprɑːməsˈkjuːəti| — indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations

promiscuous |prəˈmɪskjuəs| — not selective of a single class or person

promiscuousness  — indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations

promise |ˈprɑːmɪs| — a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

promisee |prɑːmɪˈsiː| — a person to whom a promise is made

promiser  — a person who makes a promise

promising |ˈprɑːmɪsɪŋ| — showing possibility of achievement or excellence

promisor |ˈprɒmɪsə| — a person who makes a promise

promissory |ˈprɑːməˌsɔːri| — relating to or having the character of a promise

promo |ˈproʊmoʊ| — a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

promontory |ˈprɑːməntɔːri| — a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

promote |prəˈmoʊt| — contribute to the progress or growth of

promoter |prəˈmoʊtər| — someone who is an active supporter and advocate

promotion |prəˈmoʊʃn| — a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

promotional |prəˈmoʊʃənl| — of or relating to serving as publicity

promotive  — tending to further or encourage

prompt |prɑːmpt| — a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)

prompter |ˈprɑːmptər| — someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech

prompting |ˈprɑːmptɪŋ| — persuasion formulated as a suggestion

promptitude |ˈprɒmptɪtjuːd| — the characteristic of doing things without delay

promptly |ˈprɑːmptli| — with little or no delay

promptness |ˈprɒmptnəs| — the characteristic of doing things without delay

promulgate |ˈprɑːmlɡeɪt| — state or announce

promulgation |ˌprɒməlˈɡeɪʃən| — a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen

pronate |ˈprəʊneɪt| — turn the forearm or the hand so that the palm is directed downwards

prone |proʊn| — having a tendency (to); often used in combination

proneness |ˈproʊnnəs| — being disposed to do something

prong |prɔːŋ| — a pointed projection

pronged |ˈprɒŋd| — having prongs or tines; usually used in combination

pronominal |proʊˈnɑːmɪnl| — a phrase that functions as a pronoun

pronoun |ˈproʊnaʊn| — a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase

pronounce |prəˈnaʊns| — speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

pronounceable |prəˈnaʊnsəbəl| — capable of being uttered or pronounced

pronounced |prəˈnaʊnst| — strongly marked; easily noticeable

pronouncement |prəˈnaʊnsmənt| — an authoritative declaration

pronto |ˈprɑːntoʊ| — in a punctual manner

pronunciamento |prəˌnʌnsɪəˈmentoʊ| — a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)

pronunciation |prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn| — the manner in which someone utters a word

proof |pruːf| — any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

proofread |ˈpruːfriːd| — read for errors

proofreader |ˈpruːfriːdər| — someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections

prop |prɑːp| — a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling

propaedeutic |ˌproʊpɪˈduːtɪk| — a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)

propaedeutics |ˌprəʊpiːˈdjuːtɪks| — a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)

propaganda |ˌprɑːpəˈɡændə| — information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

propagandist |ˌprɑːpəˈɡændɪst| — a person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government

propagandistic |ˌprɑːpəɡənˈdɪstɪk| — of or relating to or characterized by propaganda

propagandize |ˌprɑːpəˈɡændaɪz| — subject to propaganda

propagate |ˈprɑːpəɡeɪt| — transmit from one generation to the next

propagation |ˌprɑːpəˈɡeɪʃən| — the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions

propagator |ˈprɑːpəɡeɪtər| — someone who propagates plants (as under glass)

propane |ˈproʊpeɪn| — colorless gas found in natural gas and petroleum; used as a fuel

propel |prəˈpel| — cause to move forward with force

propellant |prəˈpelənt| — any substance that propels

propellent |prəˈpelənt| — any substance that propels

propeller |prəˈpelər| — a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water

propelling |prəˈpelɪŋ| — tending to or capable of propelling

propensity |prəˈpensəti| — an inclination to do something

proper |ˈprɑːpər| — having all the qualities typical of the thing specified

properly |ˈprɑːpərli| — in the right manner; correctly; suitably

propertied |ˈprɑːpərtid| — owning land or securities as a principal source of revenue

property |ˈprɑːpərti| — something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone

property-owning |ˈprɒpətɪˈəʊnɪŋ| — owning land or securities as a principal source of revenue

prophecy |ˈprɑːfəsi| — knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

prophesy |ˈprɑːfəsaɪ| — predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

prophet |ˈprɑːfɪt| — an authoritative person who divines the future

prophetess |ˈprɑːfətes| — a woman prophet

prophetic |prəˈfetɪk| — foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

prophetical |prəˈfetɪkəl| — foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

prophetically |prəˈfetɪkəli| — in a prophetic manner

prophylactic |ˌproʊfəˈlæktɪk| — remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

prophylaxis |ˌprɑːfɪˈlæksɪs| — the prevention of disease

propinquity |prəˈpɪŋkwəti| — the property of being close together

propitiate |prəˈpɪʃieɪt| — make peace with

propitiation |prəˌpɪʃɪˈeɪʃən| — the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity

propitiatory |prəˈpɪʃɪətr̩i| — intended to reconcile or appease

propitious |prəˈpɪʃəs| — presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success

propitiousness  — the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result

proponent |prəˈpoʊnənt| — a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

proportion |prəˈpɔːrʃn| — the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

proportionable |prəˈpɔːrʃnəbəl| — proportionate

proportional |prəˈpɔːrʃənl| — one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

proportionality |prəˌpɔːrʃəˈnæləti| — a ratio of two quantities that is constant

proportionally |prəˈpɔːrʃənəli| — to a proportionate degree

proportionate |prəˈpɔːrʃənət| — agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree

proportionately |prəˈpɔːrʃənətli| — to a proportionate degree

proposal |prəˈpoʊzl| — something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)

propose |prəˈpoʊz| — make a proposal, declare a plan for something

proposer |prəˈpoʊzər| — someone who advances a suggestion or proposal

proposition |ˌprɑːpəˈzɪʃn| — (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

propound |prəˈpaʊnd| — put forward, as of an idea

proprietary |prəˈpraɪəteri| — an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits

proprietor |prəˈpraɪətər| — (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business

proprietorship |prəˈpraɪətərˌʃɪp| — an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits

proprietress |prəˈpraɪətres| — a woman proprietor

propriety |prəˈpraɪəti| — correct or appropriate behavior

props |ˈprɑːps| — proper respect

propulsion |prəˈpʌlʃn| — a propelling force

propulsive |prəˈpʌlsɪv| — tending to or capable of propelling

prorate |ˈproˈreɪt| — make a proportional settlement or distribution

proration |ˈproˈreɪʃən| — the proportional limitation of production or distribution of something (e.g. crude oil or natural gas) to some fractional part of the total capacity of each producer

prorogation |ˌproʊrəˈɡeɪʃən| — discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it

prorogue |proʊˈroʊɡ| — hold back to a later time

prosaic |prəˈzeɪɪk| — not fanciful or imaginative

prosaically |prəˈzeɪɪkəli| — in a matter-of-fact manner

proscenium |prəˈsiːniəm| — the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)

proscribe |proʊˈskraɪb| — command against

proscribed |proˈskraɪbd| — excluded from use or mention

proscription |proʊˈskrɪpʃn| — a decree that prohibits something

prose |proʊz| — ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

prosecute |ˈprɑːsɪkjuːt| — conduct a prosecution in a court of law

prosecution |ˌprɑːsɪˈkjuːʃn| — the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior

prosecutor |ˈprɑːsɪkjuːtər| — a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state

proselyte |ˈprɒsəlaɪt| — a new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism

proselytize |ˈprɑːsələtaɪz| — convert to another faith or religion

prosily |ˈproʊzɪli| — in a prosy manner

prosiness |ˈproʊzɪnəs| — commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting

prosody |ˈprɑːsədi| — the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

prosopopoeia |proʊˌsoʊpəˈpiːə| — representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature

prospect |ˈprɑːspekt| — the possibility of future success

prospective |prəˈspektɪv| — of or concerned with or related to the future

prospector |ˈprɒˌspektər| — someone who explores an area for mineral deposits

prospectus |prəˈspektəs| — a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise

prosper |ˈprɑːspər| — make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance

prosperity |prɑːˈsperəti| — an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment

prosperous |ˈprɑːspərəs| — in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

prostaglandin |prostæˈɡlændən| — a potent substance that acts like a hormone and is found in many bodily tissues (and especially in semen); produced in response to trauma and may affect blood pressure and metabolism and smooth muscle activity

prostate |ˈprɑːsteɪt| — a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen

prosthesis |prɑːsˈθiːsɪs| — corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body

prosthetic |prɑːsˈθetɪk| — of or relating to prosthetics

prosthetics |prɑːsˈθetɪks| — the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts

prosthetist |ˈprɒsθɪtɪst| — an expert in prosthetics

prostitute |ˈprɑːstətuːt| — a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

prostitution |ˌprɑːstəˈtuːʃn| — offering sexual intercourse for pay

prostrate |ˈprɑːstreɪt| — get into a prostrate position, as in submission

prostration |prɑːˈstreɪʃn| — an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

prostyle |ˈproʊstaɪl| — marked by columniation having free columns in a portico only across the opening to the structure

prosy |ˈproʊzi| — lacking wit or imagination

protactinium |ˌproʊtækˈtɪniəm| — a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead

protagonist |prəˈtæɡənɪst| — a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

protean |ˈproʊtiən| — taking on different forms

protect |prəˈtekt| — shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

protected |prəˈtektəd| — guarded from injury or destruction

protecting |prəˈtektɪŋ| — shielding (or designed to shield) against harm or discomfort

protection |prəˈtekʃn| — the activity of protecting someone or something

protectionism |prəˈtekʃənɪzəm| — the policy of imposing duties or quotas on imports in order to protect home industries from overseas competition

protectionist |prəˈtekʃənəst| — an advocate of protectionism

protective |prəˈtektɪv| — showing care

protector |prəˈtektər| — a person who cares for persons or property

protectorate |prəˈtektərət| — a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty

protectorship |prəˈtektəʃɪp| — the position of protector

protege |ˈprotəˌʒe| — a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career

protegee |ˈprɒtəʒeɪ| — a woman protege

protein |ˈproʊtiːn| — any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk a

proteinaceous  — relating to or of the nature of protein

protest |ˈproʊtest| — a formal and solemn declaration of objection

Protestant |ˈprɑːtɪstənt| — an adherent of Protestantism

Protestantism |ˈprɑːtɪstəntɪzəm| — the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation

protestation |ˌprɑːtəˈsteɪʃn| — a formal and solemn declaration of objection

protester |prəˈtestər| — a person who dissents from some established policy

Proteus |ˈproʊtiːəs| — (Greek mythology) a prophetic god who served Poseidon; was capable of changing his shape at will

protista |prəʊˈtɪstə| — eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae

protocol |ˈproʊtəkɔːl| — (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data

proton |ˈproʊtɑːn| — a stable particle with positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron

protoplasm |ˈproʊtəplæzəm| — the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)

protoplast |ˈproʊtəplæst| — a biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts

prototype |ˈproʊtətaɪp| — a standard or typical example

prototypical |ˈproʊtətaɪp| — representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned

protozoa |ˌproʊtəˈzoʊə| — in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers

protozoan |ˌproʊtəˈzoʊən| — any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic

protozoology |ˌprəʊtəʊzəʊˈɒlədʒɪ| — the branch of zoology that studies protozoans

protract |prəˈtrakt| — lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

protracted |prəˈtræktɪd| — relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

protractedly |prəˈtræktɪdlɪ| — in a slow, leisurely or prolonged way

protractile |proʊˈtræktɪl| — able to be extended

protraction |prəˈtrækʃən| — the consequence of being lengthened in duration

protractor |prəˈtræktər| — drafting instrument used to draw or measure angles

protrude |proʊˈtruːd| — extend out or project in space

protruding |proˈtruːdɪŋ| — extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary

protrusion |proʊˈtruːʒn| — something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

protrusive |prəˈtruːsɪv| — thrusting outward

protuberance |proʊˈtuːbərəns| — something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

protuberant |proʊˈtuːbərənt| — curving outward

protuberate  — cause to bulge out or project

proud |praʊd| — having or displaying great dignity or nobility

proudly |ˈprɑʊdli| — with pride; in a proud manner

provable |ˈpruːvəbəl| — capable of being demonstrated or proved

prove |pruːv| — be shown or be found to be

proven |ˈpruːvən| — established beyond doubt

provenance |ˈprɑːvənəns| — where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

Provencal |ˌproʊvənˈsɑːl| — the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)

provender |ˈprɒvɪndər| — food for domestic livestock

provenience |prəˈvinyəns| — where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

proverb |ˈprɑːvɜːrb| — a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

proverbial |prəˈvɜːrbiəl| — widely known and spoken of

provide |prəˈvaɪd| — give something useful or necessary to

providence |ˈprɑːvɪdəns| — the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University

provident |ˈprɑːvɪdənt| — careful in regard to your own interests

providential |ˌprɑːvɪˈdenʃl| — peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention

providently |ˈprɒvɪdəntli| — in a provident manner

provider |prəˈvaɪdər| — someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

province |ˈprɑːvɪns| — the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

provincial |prəˈvɪnʃl| — (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order

provincialism |prəˈvɪnʃlɪzəm| — a lack of sophistication

provision |prəˈvɪʒn| — a stipulated condition

provisional |prəˈvɪʒənl| — under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

provisions |prəˈvɪʒənz| — a stock or supply of foods

proviso |prəˈvaɪzoʊ| — a stipulated condition

provisory |prəˈvaɪzəri| — subject to a proviso

provitamin |proʊˈvaɪtəmɪn| — vitamin precursor; a substance that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues

provocation |ˌprɑːvəˈkeɪʃn| — unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

provocative |prəˈvɑːkətɪv| — intentionally arousing sexual desire

provoke |prəˈvoʊk| — call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

provoker  — someone who deliberately foments trouble

provoking |prəˈvoʊkɪŋ| — causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

provost |ˈproʊvoʊst| — a high-ranking university administrator

prow |praʊ| — front part of a vessel or aircraft

prowess |ˈpraʊəs| — a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

prowl |praʊl| — the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)

prowler |ˈpraʊlər| — someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions

proximal |ˈprɑːksɪməl| — situated nearest to point of attachment or origin

proximate |ˈprɑːksɪmət| — very close in space or time

proximity |prɑːkˈsɪməti| — the property of being close together

proximo |ˈprɑːksɪmoʊ| — in or of the next month after the present

proxy |ˈprɑːksi| — a person authorized to act for another

prude |pruːd| — a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum

prudence |ˈpruːdns| — discretion in practical affairs

prudent |ˈpruːdnt| — careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

prudential |pruːˈdentʃəl| — arising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters

prudery |ˈpruːdəri| — excessive or affected modesty

prudish |ˈpruːdɪʃ| — exaggeratedly proper

prune |pruːn| — dried plum

prunella |pruːˈnelə| — small genus of perennial mostly Eurasian having terminal spikes of small purplish or white flowers

pruner |ˈpruːnər| — a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs

pruning |ˈpruːnɪŋ| — something that has been pruned off of a plant

prurience |ˈprʊərɪəns| — feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

pruriency |ˈprʊərɪənsi| — feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

prurient |ˈprʊriənt| — characterized by lust

pruritus |prʊˈraɪtəs| — an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)

Prussian |ˈprʌʃən| — a German inhabitant of Prussia

pry |praɪ| — a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

prying |ˈpraɪɪŋ| — offensive inquisitiveness