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precede, preceded, preceding, precedes.verbs
transitive verb use.to come, exist or occur before in time; to come before in order or rank; surpass or outrank; to be in a position in front of; go in advance of; to preface; introduce (he preceded his lecture with a humorous anecdote)
intransitive verb use.to come or go before in time, order, rank or position

pestle.noun,.plural.pestles
a club shaped, handheld tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar; a large bar moved vertically to stamp or pound, as in a press or mill
pestle, pestled, pestling, pestles.verbs
transitive verb use.to pound, grind or mash with or as if with a pestle
intransitive verb use.to use a pestle

pertain, pertained, pertaining, pertains.intransitive verbs
to have reference; relate (evidence that pertains to the accident); to belong as an adjunct, part, holding or quality; to be fitting or suitable

profligate.adjective
given over to dissipation; dissolute; recklessly wasteful; wildly extravagant
profligately.adverb
profligate.noun
a profligate person; a wastrel
profligacy.noun

presentiment.noun
a sense that something is about to occur; a premonition; apprehension

premonition.noun
a presentiment of the future; a foreboding; a warning in advance; a forewarning
premonitorily.adverb
premonitory.adjective

parry, parried, parrying, parries.verbs
transitive verb use.to deflect or ward off.(a fencing.thrust.{sword fighting}, for example; to deflect, evade or avoid (he skillfully parried the question with a clever.reply)
intransitive verb use.to deflect or ward off a thrust or blow
parry.noun,.plural.parries
the deflecting or warding off of a thrust or blow, as in fencing; an evasive answer or action

primp, primped, primping, primps.verbs
transitive verb use.to dress or groom (oneself) with meticulous or excessive attention to detail
intransitive verb use.to dress or groom oneself with elaborate care; preen

preen, preened, preening, preens.verbs
transitive verb use.to smooth or clean feathers with the beak or bill; to trim or clean fur with the tongue, as cats do; to dress or groom oneself with elaborate care; primp; to take pride or satisfaction in oneself; gloat
intransitive verb use.to dress up; primp; to swell with pride; gloat or exult
preener.noun,.plural.preeners

plume.noun,.plural.plumes
a feather, especially a large and showy one (the long plumes of a heron in the breeding season); a large feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament or symbol of rank, as on a helmet; a structure or form that is like a long feather (a plume of smoke); an upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle
plume, plumed, pluming, plumes.transitive verbs
to decorate, cover or supply with or as if with plumes; to smooth (feathers); preen; to congratulate.oneself in a self-satisfied way (plumed himself on his victory)
plumage.noun,.plural.plumages
the covering of feathers on a bird; feathers used ornamentally
plumaged.adjective

plumb.noun,.plural.plumbs
a weight on the end of a line, used to determine water depth; a weight on the end of a line, used especially by masons and carpenters to establish a true vertical; something that will weigh down
plumb.adverb
a vertical or perpendicular line; directly; squarely (fell plumb in the middle of the puddle); utterly; completely (had a busy day and I'm plumb worn out)
plumb.adjective
exactly vertical
plumb, plumbed, plumbing, plumbs.verbs
transitive verb use.to determine the depth of with a plumb; sound; to test the verticality or alignment of with a plumb; to straighten or make perpendicular (plumb up the wall); to examine closely or deeply; probe (this proposal requires a deep plumb)
intransitive verb use.to work as a plumber
out of plumb.or.off plumb.idiom
not vertical
plumbable.adjective

peerless.adjective
being such as to have no match; incomparable
peerlessly.adverb
peerlessness.noun

paragon.noun
a model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example (a paragon of virtue); an unflawed diamond weighing at least 100 carats; a very large spherical pearl
Printing: a type size of 20 points
paragon, paragoned, paragoning, paragons.transitive verbs
to compare; parallel; to equal; match

putter, puttered, puttering, putters.verbs
intransitive verb use.to occupy oneself in an aimless or ineffective manner
transitive verb use.to waste time in idling (puttered away the hours in the garden)
putterer.noun
one who putters about
putter.noun
a short golf club used for putting; a golfer who is putting

populace.noun, plural.populaces
the general public in an area, a country, a nation; the masses; a population

populous.adjective
containing many men and women or inhabitants; having a large population (the oceans hold a populace of many species of aquatic life)
populously.adverb
populousness.noun

populate, populated, populating, populates.transitive verbs
to supply with inhabitants, as by colonization; people; to live in; inhabit (creatures that populate the ocean depths)
population.noun, plural.populations
all of the men and women inhabiting a specified.area (the world's population continues to climb but there will never be an overpopulation problem)

prohibit, prohibited, prohibiting, prohibits.transitive verbs
to forbid.(smoking is prohibited in most theaters); to prevent; preclude

prohibition.noun
the act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited; a law, order or decree that forbids something; the forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, sale and possession of alcoholic beverages, such as during the Prohibition period 1920-1933, during which the 18th Amendment forbidding the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages was in force in the United States

proscribe, proscribed, proscribing, proscribes.transitive verbs
to denounce or condemn; to prohibit; forbid; to publish the name of a person as outlawed
proscriber.noun

proscription.noun
the act of proscribing; prohibition; the condition of having been proscribed; outlawry
proscriptive.adjective
proscriptively.adverb

perspicuous.adjective
clearly expressed or presented; easy to understand
perspicuously.adverb
perspicuousness.noun

precarious.adjective
dangerously lacking in security or stability (a precarious posture; precarious footing on the ladder); subject to chance or unknown conditions; based on uncertain, unwarranted or unproved premises (a precarious solution to a difficult problem)
precariously.adverb
precariousness.noun

pregnant.adjective
carrying developing offspring within the body
pregnantly.adverb
pregnancy.noun, plural.pregnancies
the condition of being pregnant; an instance of being pregnant (her second pregnancy was easy); the period during which one is pregnant (nine months it takes for a baby to fully form in its mother)

pore, pored, poring, pores.intransitive verbs
to read or study carefully and attentively (pored over the classified ads in search of a new job); ponder (pored on the matter)
pore.noun
a minute opening in tissue, as in the skin of a human and animals, serving as an outlet for perspiration or in a plant leaf or stem; a space in rock, soil or sediment that allows the passage or absorption of fluids (water seeped into the pores of the rock)

pour, poured, pouring, pours.verbs
transitive verb use.to make a liquid flow, as from a container; if you pour a liquid or other substance, you make it flow out of a container by holding the container at an angle; pour is also to send forth, produce or utter.copiously, as if in a stream or flood (poured money into the project; poured out her thoughts)
intransitive verb use.to stream or flow continuously or profusely; to rain hard or heavily; when it rains very heavily, you can say that it is pouring (the rain was pouring down); if people pour into or out of a place, they go there quickly and in large numbers (students poured into the auditorium); if someone pours cold water on a plan or idea, they criticize it so much that people lose their enthusiasm for it
pour.noun, plural.pours
a pouring or flowing forth, especially a downpour of rain
pourer.noun, plural.pourers

parchment.noun
the skin of a sheep or goat prepared as a material on which to write or paint; paper made in imitation of this material; a written text or drawing on a sheet of this material

perhaps.adverb
you use perhaps to express uncertainty, for example, when you do not know that something is definitely true or when you are mentioning something that may possibly happen in the future in the way you describe; you use perhaps in opinions and remarks to make them appear less definite or more polite (perhaps the most important lesson to be learned is that you simply cannot please everyone); maybe; possibly; perchance; peradventure

perchance.adverb
perhaps; possibly

peradventure.adverb
perhaps; perchance
peradventure.noun
chance or uncertainty; doubt

protest, protested, protesting, protests.verbs
transitive verb use.to object
intransitive verb use.to express strong objection
protest.noun
a declaration of disapproval or objection issued by a concerned person, group or organization; an individual or collective gesture or display of disapproval; a formal declaration made by a taxpayer stating that the tax demanded is illegal or excessive and reserving the right to contest it (detaxcanada.org, now in the wayback machine, type 'wayback machine' into GoodGopher.com,  Bing or Google and search there for it)
protestingly.adverb
protester.noun

pierce, pierced, piercing, pierces.verbs
transitive verb use.to cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument (pierced ears for holding earrings); stab or penetrate; to make a hole or opening in; perforate; to make a way through (the path pierced the wilderness; the flashlights pierced the darkness of the night)
intransitive verb use.to penetrate into or through something (the rocket pierced through space)
piercingly.adverb
piercing.adjective
piercer.noun

proboscis.noun, plural.proboscises.or.proboscides
a long, flexible snout or trunk, as of an elephant; the slender, tubular feeding and sucking organ of certain invertebrates, such as insects, worms and mollusks; a human nose, especially a prominent one

puberty.noun
the stage of adolescence in which an individual becomes physiologically.capable of reproducing through the use of their sex organs
puberal.or.pubertal.adjective

proof.noun, plural.proofs
the evidence or argument that compels the mind to accept an assertion as true; the validation of a proposition by application of specified.rules, as of induction or deduction, to assumptions, axiomsand sequentially.derived.conclusions; a statement or an argument used in such a validation; convincing or persuasive.demonstration (was asked for proof of his identity; an employment history that was proof of her dependability); the state of being convinced or persuaded by consideration of evidence; in law, the result or effect of evidence; the establishment or denial of a fact by evidence; the alcoholic strength of a liquor, expressed by a number that is twice the percentage by volume of alcohol present (100 proof liquor contains 50% alcohol by volume); in printing, a trial sheet of printed material that is made to be checked and corrected, also called proof sheet
proof.adjective
fully or successfully resistant; impervious (a waterproof watch as opposed to a completely sealed water protected one that is certified resistant to water at certain depths; a fireproof door)
proof, proofed, proofing, proofs.verbs
transitive verb use.in printing, to make a trial impression of printed or engraved matter); to proofread (carefully checked over a copy of what was to be the published article); to activatedormant dry yeast by adding water, as in making bread; to treat so as to make resistant (proof a fabric against shrinkage)
intransitive verb use.in printing, to proofread
proofer.noun, plural.proofers

proofread, proofread, proofreading, proofreads.verbs
Printing:
transitive verb use.to read copy or proof in order to find errors and mark corrections
intransitive verb use.to read copy or proof for purposes of error detection and correction
proofreader.noun, plural.proofreaders

prove, proven.or.proved, proving, proves.verbs
transitive verb use.to establish the truth or validity of by presentation of argument or evidence, to arrive at proof positive; proving by actions qualities.elicited (we place horses in the corral to observe each one's particular.characteristics; every new engine for a plane goes through much testing at the proving grounds; they have trained and proved these police dogs to be ready for active service)
intransitive verb use.to be shown to be such; turn out (a theory that proved impractical in practice)
provability.or.provableness.noun
provable.adjective
provably.adverb
prover.noun, plural.provers
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