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prioress - noun the superior of a group of nuns

  • priority - noun preceding in time; status established in order of importance or urgency

  • priorship - noun the office of prior

  • prismatoid - noun a polyhedron whose vertices all lie in one or the other of two parallel planes; the faces that lie in those planes are the bases of the prismatoid

  • prismoid - noun a prismatoid whose bases are polygons having the same number of sides and whose other faces are trapezoids or parallelograms

  • prisoner - noun a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

  • prisonlike - adj. resembling a prison

  • prissily - adv. in a prissy manner

  • pristis - noun type genus of the Pristidae

  • privateer - noun a privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation; an officer or crew member of a privateer

  • privateersman - noun an officer or crew member of a privateer

  • privately - adv. kept private or confined to those intimately concerned; by a private person or interest

  • privateness - noun the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others; the condition of being concealed or hidden

  • privation - noun act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; a state of extreme poverty

  • privileged - adj. blessed with privileges; not subject to usual rules or penalties; confined to an exclusive group

  • privily - adv. confidentially or in secret

  • prizefight - noun a boxing match between professional boxers for a cash prize; verb box for a prize or money

  • probabilism - noun (philosophy) the doctrine that (since certainty is unattainable) probability is a sufficient basis for belief and action; a Roman Catholic system of casuistry that when expert opinions differ an actor can follow any solidly probable opinion that he wishes even though some different opinion might be more probable

  • probabilistic - adj. of or relating to or based on probability; of or relating to the Roman Catholic philosophy of probabilism

  • probability - noun the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event; 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 - adj. apparently destined; likely but not certain to be or become true or real; noun an applicant likely to be chosen

  • probably - adv. with considerable certainty; without much doubt; easy to believe on the basis of available evidence

  • probation - noun (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court; a trial period during which an offender has time to redeem himself or herself; a trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership

  • probationary - adj. under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

  • probationer - noun someone released on probation or on parole; a nurse in training who is undergoing a trial period

  • probative - adj. tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

  • probatory - adj. tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

  • problematical - adj. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; open to doubt or debate

  • problematically - adv. in such a way as to pose a problem

  • proboscidea - noun an order of animals including elephants and mammoths; in some classifications included in the genus Martynia and hence the two taxonomic names for some of the unicorn plants

  • proboscidean - noun massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk

  • proboscidian - noun massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk

  • proboscis - noun a long flexible snout as of an elephant; the human nose (especially when it is large)

  • procavia - noun type genus of the Procaviidae

  • procaviidae - noun includes all recent members of the order Hyracoidea

  • proceeding - noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

  • proceeds - noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

  • procellaria - noun type genus of the Procellariidae

  • procellariidae - noun petrels; fulmars; shearwaters

  • procellariiformes - noun petrels; albatrosses; shearwaters; diving petrels

  • processional - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of a procession; intended for use in a procession; noun religious music used in a procession

  • proconsul - noun an anthropoid ape of the genus Proconsul; a provincial governor of consular rank in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire; an official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power

  • proconsular - adj. of or relating to or typical of a proconsul

  • proconsulate - noun the position of proconsul

  • proconsulship - noun the position of proconsul

  • procrastination - noun the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time; slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it

  • procrastinator - noun someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)

  • procreation - noun the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

  • procreative - adj. producing new life or offspring

  • proctalgia - noun pain in the rectum

  • proctitis - noun inflammation of the rectum; marked by bloody stools and a frequent urge to defecate; frequently associated with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

  • proctocele - noun protrusion or herniation of the rectum into the vagina; can occur if pelvic muscles are weakened by childbirth

  • proctologist - noun a doctor specializing in diseases of the rectum and anus

  • proctology - noun the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon or rectum or anus

  • proctoplasty - noun reconstructive surgery of the anus or rectum

  • proctorship - noun the position of proctor

  • proctoscope - noun an endoscope for examining the rectum

  • proctoscopy - noun visual examination of the rectum and the end of the colon by means of a proctoscope

  • procumbent - adj. having stems that trail along the ground without putting down roots

  • procurable - adj. capable of being obtained

  • procural - noun the act of getting possession of something

  • procurance - noun the act of getting possession of something

  • procurator - noun (ancient Rome) someone employed by the Roman Emperor to manage finance and taxes; a person authorized to act for another

  • procurement - noun the act of getting possession of something

  • procurer - noun someone who obtains or acquires; someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

  • procuress - noun a woman pimp

  • procyonidae - noun raccoons; coatis; cacomistles; kinkajous; and sometimes pandas

  • prodigality - noun excessive spending; the trait of spending extravagantly

  • prodigally - adv. in a prodigal manner; to a wasteful manner or to a wasteful degree

  • prodigiously - adv. to a prodigious degree

  • prodroma - noun an early symptom that a disease is developing or that an attack is about to occur

  • prodromal - adj. symptomatic of the onset of an attack or a disease

  • prodrome - noun an early symptom that a disease is developing or that an attack is about to occur

  • prodromic - adj. symptomatic of the onset of an attack or a disease

  • produced - adj. that is caused by

  • producer - noun something that produces; someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of a show (play or film or program or similar work); someone who manufactures something

  • production - noun (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law; the act or process of producing something; the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services; (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television; a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated; an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)

  • productive - adj. producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); yielding positive results; marked by great fruitfulness; having the ability to produce or originate

  • productively - adv. in a productive way

  • productiveness - noun the quality of being productive or having the power to produce

  • proenzyme - noun any of a group of compounds that are inactive precursors of enzymes and require some change (such as the hydrolysis of a fragment that masks an active enzyme) to become active

  • profanation - noun degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening; blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

  • profanatory - adj. profaning or tending to desecrate

  • profanely - adv. in an irreverent or profane manner; with curses

  • profaneness - noun unholiness by virtue of being profane; an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity

  • profanity - noun vulgar or irreverent speech or action

  • professed - adj. claimed with intent to deceive; professing to be qualified; openly declared as such

  • professedly - adv. with pretense or intention to deceive; by open declaration

  • professionalism - noun the expertness characteristic of a professional person

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

  • professionalize - verb make professional or give a professional character to; become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood

  • professionally - adv. in a professional manner

  • professorially - adv. in a professorial manner

  • professorship - noun the position of professor

  • proficiency - noun the quality of having great facility and competence; skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity

  • proficiently - adv. in a proficient manner

  • profitability - noun the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit

  • profitable - adj. promoting benefit or gain; yielding material gain or profit; providing profit; productive of profit

  • profitableness - noun the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit; the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome

  • profitably - adv. in a productive way

  • profitless - adj. without profit or reward

  • profitlessly - adv. without gain or profit

  • profligately - adv. in a dissolute way

  • profoundly - adv. to a great depth psychologically

  • profoundness - noun extremeness of degree; intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc; the quality of being physically deep; the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas; wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound

  • profusely - adv. in an abundant manner

  • profuseness - noun the property of being extremely abundant

  • progeria - noun a rare abnormality marked by premature aging (grey hair and wrinkled skin and stooped posture) in a child

  • progestational - adj. preceding and favoring gestation; of or relating to physiological changes associated with ovulation and formation of the corpus luteum; of or relating to progesterone (or to a drug with effects like those of progesterone)

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

  • progestin - noun any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone

  • prognathic - adj. having a projecting lower jaw

  • prognathism - noun the condition of being prognathous; the condition of having a projecting jaw

  • prognathous - adj. having a projecting lower jaw

  • progne - noun a genus of Hirundinidae

  • prognostic - adj. of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions; noun a sign of something about to happen

  • prognostication - noun knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source); a statement made about the future; a sign of something about to happen

  • prognosticative - adj. of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions

  • prognosticator - noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)

  • program - noun a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation; a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need; (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event; a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; a document stating the aims and principles of a political party; a radio or television show; an integrated course of academic studies; verb arrange a program of or for; write a computer program

  • programma - noun an edict that has been publicly posted

  • progressively - adv. advancing in amount or intensity

  • progressiveness - noun advancement toward better conditions or policies or methods

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

  • progressivity - noun advancement toward better conditions or policies or methods

  • progymnosperm - noun an ancestral fossil type from which modern gymnosperms are thought to have derived

  • prohibitionist - noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

  • prohibitively - adv. to a prohibitive degree

  • projecting - adj. extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary

  • projection - noun any structure that branches out from a central support; the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction; a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations; the projection of an image from a film onto a screen; the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality; (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else; any solid convex shape that juts out from something; the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting; the act of projecting out from something; a planned undertaking

  • projectionist - noun the person who operates the projector in a movie house

  • prolactin - noun gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition

  • prolapse - noun the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus); verb slip or fall out of place, as of body parts

  • prolapsus - noun the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)

  • prolegomenon - noun a preliminary discussion inserted at the beginning of a book or treatise

  • prolepsis - noun anticipating and answering objections in advance

  • proletarian - adj. belonging to or characteristic of the proletariat; the lowest class of citizens of ancient Rome who had no property; noun a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)

  • proliferation - noun growth by the rapid multiplication of parts; a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)

  • prolificacy - noun the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

  • prolixity - noun boring verbosity

  • prolixness - noun boring verbosity

  • prologize - verb write or speak a prologue

  • prologuize - verb write or speak a prologue

  • prolongation - noun the act of prolonging something; the consequence of being lengthened in duration; amount or degree or range to which something extends

  • prolonge - noun a rope fitted with a hook and used for towing a gun carriage

  • prolusory - adj. of or relating to or having the character of a prolusion

  • prominence - noun relative importance; the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent; something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

  • prominently - adv. in a prominent way

  • promiscuously - adv. in an indiscriminate manner; in a licentious and promiscuous manner

  • promiscuousness - noun indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations

  • promisee - noun a person to whom a promise is made

  • promiser - noun a person who makes a promise

  • promising - adj. showing possibility of achievement or excellence; full or promise

  • promisingly - adv. in an auspicious manner

  • promisor - noun a person who makes a promise

  • promissory - adj. relating to or having the character of a promise

  • promontory - noun a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

  • promoter - noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate; a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments

  • promotional - adj. of or relating to serving as publicity; of or relating to advancement

  • promotive - adj. tending to further or encourage

  • promptbook - noun the copy of the playscript used by the prompter

  • prompter - noun a device that displays words for people to read; someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech

  • promptly - adv. in a punctual manner; at once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence); with little or no delay

  • promptness - noun the characteristic of doing things without delay; the quality or habit of adhering to an appointed time

  • promulgation - noun the official announcement of a new law or ordinance whereby the law or ordinance is put into effect; the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice; a public statement about something that is happening or going to happen

  • promulgator - noun (law) one who promulgates laws (announces a law as a way of putting it into execution)

  • promycelium - noun the basidium of various fungi

  • pronate - verb turn the forearm or the hand so that the palm is directed downwards

  • pronation - noun rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward

  • pronator - noun a muscle that produces or assists in pronation

  • proneness - noun being disposed to do something

  • prongbuck - noun fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched horns

  • pronged - adj. having prongs or tines; usually used in combination; resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches

  • pronghorn - noun fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched horns
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