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pronominal - adj. relating to pronouns; noun a phrase that functions as a pronoun

  • pronounced - adj. produced by the organs of speech; strongly marked; easily noticeable

  • pronouncement - noun an authoritative declaration

  • pronucleus - noun the nucleus of the ovum or sperm after fertilization but before they fuse to form the nucleus of the zygote

  • pronunciamento - noun a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)

  • proofreader - noun someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections

  • propaedeutic - adj. preceding and preparing for something; noun a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)

  • propaedeutics - noun a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)

  • propagandistic - adj. of or relating to or characterized by propaganda

  • propagandize - verb spread by propaganda; subject to propaganda

  • propagation - noun the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions; the movement of a wave through a medium; the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

  • propagative - adj. characterized by propagation or relating to propagation

  • propagator - noun someone who spreads the news; someone who propagates plants (as under glass)

  • propanol - noun a clear colorless volatile liquid (alcohol) used as a solvent and antiseptic

  • propanone - noun the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics

  • proparoxytone - noun word having stress or acute accent on the antepenult

  • propellent - adj. tending to or capable of propelling; noun something that propels

  • propene - noun a flammable gas obtained by cracking petroleum; used in organic synthesis

  • properly - adv. in the right manner; with reason or justice

  • properness - noun correct or appropriate behavior

  • propertied - adj. owning land or securities as a principal source of revenue

  • propertyless - adj. of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; the lowest class of citizens of ancient Rome who had no property

  • prophase - noun the first stage of mitosis; the first stage of meiosis

  • prophesier - noun an authoritative person who divines the future

  • prophetess - noun a woman prophet

  • prophetical - adj. foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

  • prophetically - adv. in a prophetic manner

  • prophylaxis - noun the prevention of disease

  • prophyll - noun a plant structure resembling a leaf

  • propinquity - noun the property of being close together

  • propitiation - noun the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity); the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity

  • propitiative - adj. intended to reconcile or appease

  • propitiatory - adj. intended to reconcile or appease; having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation

  • propitiously - adv. in an auspicious manner

  • propitiousness - noun the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result

  • propman - noun member of the stage crew in charge of properties

  • proportionable - adj. proportionate

  • proportional - adj. properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; having a constant ratio; (of taxes) increasing as the amount taxed increases; noun one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

  • proportionality - noun a ratio of two quantities that is constant; harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)

  • proportionally - adv. to a proportionate degree

  • proportionately - adv. in proportion; to a proportionate degree; in proportion

  • proportionateness - noun the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount

  • proposer - noun (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion; someone who advances a suggestion or proposal

  • propositus - noun the person immediately affected by or concerned with an action

  • proprietorship - noun an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits

  • proprietress - noun a woman proprietor

  • proprioceptor - noun special nerve endings in the muscles and tendons and other organs that respond to stimuli regarding the position and movement of the body

  • props - noun proper respect

  • propulsive - adj. having the power to propel; tending to or capable of propelling

  • proration - noun 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 - noun discontinuing the meetings (of a legislative body) without dissolving it

  • prosaically - adv. in a matter-of-fact manner

  • prosaicness - noun commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting

  • proselyte - noun a new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism

  • proselytism - noun the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel; the practice of proselytizing

  • proselytize - verb convert to another faith or religion

  • prosencephalon - noun the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube

  • prosily - adv. in a prosy manner

  • prosimian - noun primitive primates having large ears and eyes and characterized by nocturnal habits

  • prosiness - noun commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting

  • prosodion - noun religious music used in a procession

  • prosopis - noun genus of tropical or subtropical branching shrubs or trees: mesquite

  • prosopium - noun whitefishes

  • prospective - adj. anticipated for the near future; concerned with or related to the future

  • prosperity - noun the condition of prospering; having good fortune; an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment

  • prosperously - adv. in the manner of prosperous people

  • prospicience - noun seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing

  • prostatectomy - noun surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland

  • prostatic - adj. relating to the prostate gland

  • prostatitis - noun inflammation of the prostate gland characterized by perineal pain and irregular urination and (if severe) chills and fever

  • prosthetics - noun the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts

  • prosthetist - noun an expert in prosthetics

  • prosthion - noun craniometric point that is the most anterior point in the midline on the alveolar process of the maxilla

  • prosthodontia - noun the branch of dentistry dealing with the replacement of teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices

  • prosthodontist - noun a dentist who is expert in prosthodontics

  • prostigmin - noun a cholinergic drug (trade name Prostigmin) used to treat some ophthalmic conditions and to treat myasthenia gravis

  • prostration - noun the act of assuming a prostrate position; abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body; a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes

  • prostyle - adj. marked by columniation having free columns in a portico only across the opening to the structure

  • prosy - adj. lacking wit or imagination

  • protagonism - noun active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something

  • protamine - noun a simple protein found in fish sperm; rich in arginine; simpler in composition than globulin or albumin; counteracts the anticoagulant effect of heparin

  • protanopia - noun dichromacy characterized by lowered sensitivity to long wavelengths of light resulting in an inability to distinguish red and purplish blue

  • protanopic - adj. inability to see the color red or to distinguish red and bluish-green

  • protea - noun any tropical African shrub of the genus Protea having alternate rigid leaves and dense colorful flower heads resembling cones

  • proteaceae - noun large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales

  • protecting - adj. shielding (or designed to shield) against harm or discomfort

  • protection - noun payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; the activity of protecting someone or something; the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; the condition of being protected; kindly endorsement and guidance; a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; defense against financial failure; financial independence

  • protectionism - noun the policy of imposing duties or quotas on imports in order to protect home industries from overseas competition

  • protectionist - noun an advocate of protectionism

  • protective - adj. (usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful; intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind; showing a care

  • protectively - adv. in a protective manner

  • protectiveness - noun the quality of providing protection; a feeling of protective affection

  • protectorship - noun the position of protector

  • protegee - noun a woman protege

  • proteidae - noun mud puppies

  • proteinaceous - adj. relating to or of the nature of protein

  • proteinase - noun any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis

  • proteinuria - noun the presence of excessive protein (chiefly albumin but also globulin) in the urine; usually a symptom of kidney disorder

  • proteles - noun aardwolf

  • proteosome - noun a form of vaccine that can be administered by an inhaler

  • proterozoic - adj. formed in the later of two divisions of the Precambrian era; noun from 2,500 to 544 million years ago; bacteria and fungi; primitive multicellular organisms

  • protestantism - noun the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation

  • protester - noun someone who participates in a public display of group feeling; a person who dissents from some established policy

  • protestingly - adv. in a protesting manner

  • proteus - noun type genus of the Proteidae; (Greek mythology) a prophetic god who served Poseidon; was capable of changing his shape at will

  • prothalamion - noun a song in celebration of a marriage

  • prothalamium - noun a song in celebration of a marriage

  • prothorax - noun the anterior part of an insect's thorax; bears the first pair of legs

  • prothrombin - noun a protein in blood plasma that is the inactive precursor of thrombin

  • protist - noun free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes

  • protista - noun eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae

  • protistan - noun free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes

  • protium - noun genus of chiefly tropical American trees having fragrant wood and yielding gum elemi

  • proto - adj. indicating the first or earliest or original

  • protoactinium - noun a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead

  • protoceratops - noun small horned dinosaur

  • protogeometric - adj. characteristic of the earliest phase of geometric art especially in Greece

  • protohippus - noun Pliocene horse approaching donkeys in size

  • protohistory - noun the study humans prior to the invention of writing

  • protomammal - noun probably warm-blooded; considered direct ancestor of mammals

  • protoplast - noun a biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts

  • prototheria - noun echidnas; platypus

  • prototherian - noun primitive oviparous mammals found only in Australia and Tasmania and New Guinea

  • prototypal - adj. representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned

  • prototypical - adj. representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned

  • protozoal - adj. of or relating to the Protozoa

  • protozoic - adj. of or relating to the Protozoa

  • protozoological - adj. concerning the branch of zoology that studies protozoans

  • protozoologist - noun a zoologist who studies protozoans

  • protozoology - noun the branch of zoology that studies protozoans

  • protozoon - noun any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic

  • protracted - adj. relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

  • protractedly - adv. in a slow, leisurely or prolonged way

  • protractible - adj. able to be extended

  • protractile - adj. able to be extended

  • protraction - noun the act of prolonging something; the consequence of being lengthened in duration

  • protractor - noun drafting instrument used to draw or measure angles

  • protrusible - adj. capable of being thrust forward, as the tongue

  • protrusile - adj. capable of being thrust forward, as the tongue

  • protuberance - noun the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out; something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

  • protuberate - verb form a rounded prominence; cause to bulge out or project

  • protura - noun minute wingless arthropods: telsontails

  • proturan - noun any of several minute primitive wingless and eyeless insects having a cone-shaped head; inhabit damp soil or decaying organic matter

  • proudly - adv. in a proud manner

  • provability - noun capability of being demonstrated or logically proved

  • provable - adj. capable of being demonstrated or proved

  • provably - adv. in an obvious and provable manner

  • proved - adj. established beyond doubt

  • provencal - noun the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)

  • provence - noun a former province of southeastern France; now administered with Cote d'Azur

  • provender - noun a stock or supply of foods; food for domestic livestock

  • provenience - noun where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

  • proverbially - adv. in the manner of something that has become a byword

  • providence - noun the guardianship and control exercised by a deity; the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources; the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University; a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures

  • providentially - adv. in a providential manner; as determined by providence; in a fortunately providential manner; in a prudent manner

  • providently - adv. in a provident manner

  • provider - noun someone who provides the means for subsistence; someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

  • provincialism - noun a lack of sophistication; a partiality for some particular place

  • provincially - adv. by the province; through the province

  • provisionally - adv. temporarily and conditionally

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

  • provisioner - noun a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army

  • provisory - adj. subject to a proviso

  • provitamin - noun vitamin precursor; a substance that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues

  • provocatively - adv. in a provocative manner

  • provoker - noun someone who deliberately foments trouble

  • provoking - adj. causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

  • provokingly - adv. in a provocative manner

  • prowler - noun someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions

  • proximo - adj. in or of the next month after the present

  • prude - noun a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum

  • prudence - noun discretion in practical affairs; knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

  • prudently - adv. in a prudent manner

  • prudery - noun excessive or affected modesty

  • prudish - adj. exaggeratedly proper

  • prudishly - adv. in a prudish manner

  • prudishness - noun excessive or affected modesty

  • prunella - noun type genus of the Prunellidae; small genus of perennial mostly Eurasian having terminal spikes of small purplish or white flowers

  • prunellidae - noun hedge sparrow

  • pruner - noun a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees; a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs

  • pruning - noun the act of trimming a plant; something that has been pruned off of a plant

  • prunus - noun a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions

  • prurience - noun feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

  • pruriency - noun feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

  • pruriently - adv. in a prurient manner

  • prurigo - noun chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by blister capped papules and intense itching

  • pruritus - noun an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)

  • prussian - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Prussia or its inhabitants; noun a German inhabitant of Prussia

  • prying - adj. offensively curious or inquisitive; noun offensive inquisitiveness

  • pryingly - adv. in a curious and prying manner

  • psalmist - noun a composer of sacred songs

  • psalmody - noun the act of singing psalms or hymns

  • psalterium - noun the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant

  • psammoma - noun a tumor derived from fibrous tissue of the meninges or choroid plexus or certain other structures associated with the brain; characterized by sandlike particles

  • psephurus - noun a genus of Polyodontidae

  • psetta - noun a genus of Bothidae

  • pseudechis - noun venomous Australian blacksnakes

  • pseudepigrapha - noun 52 texts written between 200 BC and AD 200 but ascribed to various prophets and kings in the Hebrew scriptures; many are apocalyptic in nature
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