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prejudiced - adj. being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand



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prejudiced - adj. being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand; emanating from a person's emotions and prejudices

  • prejudicious - adj. (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; tending to favor preconceived ideas

  • prelacy - noun the office or station of a prelate; prelates collectively

  • prelapsarian - adj. of or relating to the time before the Fall of Adam and Eve

  • prelate - noun a senior clergyman and dignitary

  • prelature - noun the office or station of a prelate; prelates collectively

  • prelim - noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue; a minor match preceding the main event

  • preliterate - adj. used of a society that has not developed writing; not yet having acquired the ability to read and write

  • premarital - adj. relating to events before a marriage

  • prematurely - adv. too soon; in a premature manner; (of childbirth) before the end of the normal period of gestation

  • prematureness - noun the state of being premature

  • prematurity - noun the state of being premature

  • premedical - adj. preceding and preparing for the study of medicine; preparing for the study of medicine

  • premeditation - noun (law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime; goes to show criminal intent; planning or plotting in advance of acting

  • premenstrual - adj. of or relating to or occurring during the period just before menstruation

  • premiership - noun the office of premier

  • premiss - noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; verb take something as preexisting and given

  • premix - noun a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients

  • premolar - noun a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars

  • prenanthes - noun genus of North American and Asiatic perennial herbs having pinnatisect leaves small heads of drooping yellowish to purple flowers; sometimes includes species often placed in genus Nabalus

  • prenatal - adj. occurring or existing before birth

  • prenominal - adj. of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify

  • prenuptial - adj. relating to events before a marriage

  • preoccupancy - noun the act of taking occupancy before someone else does; the mental state of being preoccupied by something

  • preoccupation - noun the mental state of being preoccupied by something; an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention; the act of taking occupancy before someone else does

  • preoccupied - adj. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; deeply absorbed in thought

  • preoperative - adj. happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation

  • preordain - verb foreordain or determine beforehand

  • preordination - noun (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)

  • prepared - adj. equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources; made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; having made preparations

  • preparedness - noun the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)

  • prepay - verb pay for something before receiving it

  • prepayment - noun payment in advance

  • preponderance - noun exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight; a superiority in numbers or amount; superiority in power or influence

  • preponderantly - adv. much greater in number or influence

  • preponderating - adj. having superior power and influence

  • prepose - verb place before another constituent in the sentence

  • prepositional - adj. of or relating to or formed with a preposition

  • prepositionally - adv. as a preposition

  • prepossess - verb make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand; cause to be preoccupied; possess beforehand; influence (somebody's) opinion in advance

  • prepossessing - adj. creating a favorable impression

  • prepossession - noun the condition of being prepossessed; an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence

  • preposterously - adv. so as to arouse or deserve laughter

  • prepotency - noun the state of being predominant over others

  • preprandial - adj. preceding a meal (especially dinner)

  • prepubertal - adj. (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth

  • prepuberty - noun a period of two years immediately prior to the onset of puberty when growth and changes leading to sexual maturity occur

  • prepubescent - adj. (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth

  • prepuce - noun a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis; a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris

  • prepupal - adj. of an inactive stage in the development of some insects, between the larval and the pupal stages

  • prerecord - verb record before presentation, as of a broadcast

  • presbyope - noun a person with presbyopia; someone who is farsighted resulting from the progressive loss with aging of the elasticity of the crystalline lens

  • presbyopia - noun farsightedness resulting from a reduced ability to focus caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with age

  • presbyopic - adj. able to see distant objects clearly

  • presbyter - noun an elder in the Presbyterian Church

  • presbyterianism - noun the doctrines and practices of the Presbyterian Church: based in Calvinism

  • preschool - noun an educational institution for children too young for elementary school

  • prescience - noun the power to foresee the future

  • prescient - adj. perceiving the significance of events before they occur

  • presciently - adv. with foresight

  • preseason - noun a period prior to the beginning of the regular season which is devoted to training and preparation

  • presentable - adj. fit to be seen

  • presentably - adv. in a presentable manner

  • presenter - noun an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.); someone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.); person who makes a gift of property

  • presentiment - noun a feeling of evil to come

  • presentist - noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) are being fulfilled at the present time

  • presently - adv. at this time or period; now; in the near future

  • presentment - noun an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative; a document that must be accepted and paid by another person; a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view

  • presentness - noun the quality of being the present

  • preservable - adj. capable of being preserved

  • preservationist - noun someone who advocates the preservation of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas

  • preservative - adj. tending or having the power to preserve; noun a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition

  • preserver - noun someone who keeps safe from harm or danger; a cook who preserves fruits or meat; rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning; a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture

  • preset - adj. set in advance

  • presidency - noun the office and function of president; the tenure of a president

  • presidentially - adv. in a presidential manner

  • presidentship - noun the office and function of president

  • presidio - noun a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings

  • presidium - noun 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

  • pressing - adj. compelling immediate action; noun a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press; the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

  • pressingly - adv. in a pressing manner

  • pressman - noun a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media; someone whose occupation is printing

  • pressmark - noun a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location

  • pressor - adj. increasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure; noun any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure

  • pressurize - verb increase the pressure in or of; maintain a certain pressure; increase the pressure on a gas or liquid

  • prestidigitation - noun manual dexterity in the execution of tricks

  • prestidigitator - noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience

  • prestigiousness - noun a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.

  • prestissimo - adj. (of tempo) as fast as possible; adv. extremely fast; as fast as possible

  • presumable - adj. capable of being inferred on slight grounds

  • presumably - adv. by reasonable assumption

  • presumptively - adv. by reasonable assumption

  • presumptuously - adv. in a presumptuous manner

  • presumptuousness - noun audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

  • presymptomatic - adj. of or relating to the early phases of a disease when accurate diagnosis is not possible because symptoms of the disease have not yet appeared

  • pretended - adj. adopted in order to deceive

  • pretender - noun a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title); a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives; a person who makes deceitful

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  • pretentiously - adv. in a pretentious manner

  • pretentiousness - noun the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth); lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

  • preterist - noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) have already been fulfilled

  • preterit - noun a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense

  • preterition - noun suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted

  • pretermission - noun letting pass without notice

  • pretermit - verb disregard intentionally or let pass; leave undone or leave out

  • preternatural - adj. surpassing the ordinary or normal; existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

  • preternaturally - adv. in a supernatural manner

  • pretorial - adj. of or relating to a Roman praetor

  • prettify - verb make more beautiful

  • prettily - adv. in a pretty manner

  • prettiness - noun the quality of being appealing in a delicate or graceful way (of a girl or young woman)

  • pretzel - noun glazed and salted cracker typically in the shape of a loose knot

  • prevalence - noun the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread; (epidemiology) the ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population; a superiority in numbers or

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  • prevaricate - verb be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

  • prevarication - noun the deliberate act of deviating from the truth; intentionally vague or ambiguous; a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

  • prevaricator - noun a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

  • prevenient - adj. in anticipation

  • preventable - adj. capable of being prevented

  • preventative - adj. preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease; tending to prevent or hinder; noun an agent or device intended to prevent conception; any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome; remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

  • previously - adv. at an earlier time or formerly

  • previse - verb realize beforehand; warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning

  • prevision - noun a prophetic vision (as in a dream); seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing; the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future); the power to foresee the future

  • prevue - noun an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future

  • prewar - adj. existing or belonging to a time before a war

  • priacanthidae - noun small carnivorous percoid fishes found worldwide in tropical seas

  • priacanthus - noun type genus of the Priacanthidae

  • priapic - adj. overly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality; resembling or being a phallus

  • priapism - noun condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal

  • priapus - noun (classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyards

  • priceless - adj. having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth

  • pricelessness - noun the positive quality of being precious and beyond value

  • pricker - noun an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws; a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

  • pricket - noun male deer in his second year; a sharp metal spike to hold a candle

  • pricking - noun the act of puncturing with a small point

  • prickleback - noun small elongate fishes of shallow northern seas; a long dorsal fin consists entirely of spines; small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship; subjects of much research

  • prickliness - noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines

  • prickling - adj. causing or experiencing a painful shivering feeling as from many tiny pricks; noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles

  • prickly - adj. having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; very irritable

  • prideful - adj. joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success; having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

  • pridefulness - noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

  • priestcraft - noun the skills involved in the work of a priest; a derogatory reference to priests who use their influence to control secular or political affairs

  • priestess - noun a woman priest

  • priesthood - noun the body of ordained religious practitioners

  • priestlike - adj. befitting or characteristic of a priest or the priesthood

  • priestly - adj. befitting or characteristic of a priest or the priesthood; associated with the priesthood or priests

  • priggishly - adv. in a priggish manner

  • priggishness - noun exaggerated and arrogant properness

  • primality - noun the property of being a prime number

  • primarily - adv. of primary import; for the most part

  • primates - noun an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings

  • primateship - noun the office of primate

  • primer - noun an introductory textbook; the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface; any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

  • primigravida - noun (obstetrics) a woman who is pregnant for the first time

  • priming - noun the act of making something ready; the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface; any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

  • primipara - noun (obstetrics) woman who has been delivered of a child for the first time

  • primiparous - adj. of or relating to a woman who has given birth only once

  • primitively - adv. in a primitive style or manner; with reference to the origin or beginning

  • primly - adv. in a prissy manner

  • primness - noun excessive or affected modesty; exaggerated and arrogant properness

  • primogenitor - noun an ancestor in the direct line

  • primogeniture - noun right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son

  • primordium - noun an organ in its earliest stage of development; the foundation for subsequent development

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

  • primulaceae - noun a dicotyledonous family of the order Primulales with a regular flower; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere

  • primulales - noun Primulaceae; Theophrastaceae; Myrsinaceae; and (in some classifications) Plumbaginaceae

  • primus - noun the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland; a portable paraffin cooking stove; used by campers

  • princedom - noun the dignity or rank or position of a prince; territory ruled by a prince

  • princeling - noun a young prince; a petty or insignificant prince who rules some unimportant principality

  • princely - adj. having the rank of or befitting a prince; rich and superior in quality

  • princewood - noun tropical American timber tree; large tropical American tree of the genus Cordia grown for its abundant creamy white flowers and valuable wood

  • principality - noun territory ruled by a prince

  • principally - adv. for the most part

  • principalship - noun the post of principal

  • principled - adj. based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality

  • prink - verb dress very carefully and in a finicky manner; put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

  • printable - adj. fit for publication because free of material that is morally or legally objectionable

  • printed - adj. written in print characters or produced by means of e.g. a printing press

  • printer - noun a machine that prints; (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing; someone whose occupation is printing

  • printing - noun the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution; text handwritten in the style of printed matter; reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication; all the copies of a work printed at one time

  • priodontes - noun solely the giant armadillo

  • prion - noun (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


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