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2500 GRE Most Used Words And GAT Vocabulary With Sentence

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Occluded blocked up The police officers have blocked off the road to occlude the bomb from the public.
Occult relating to magical or supernatural abilities It is said that on Halloween night all the occult creatures walk the Earth.
Odious repulsive; hateful Because Mark had an odious personality, he had very few friends.
Odium intense hatred or dislike Because of my odium for the politician’s views, I have no plans to vote for him.
Odometer an instrument used to measure how far a vehicle has travelled Odometer fraud is illegal, but that doesn’t stop scammers from rolling back the miles on used vehicles.
Odor smell A strong stench filled the room, causing the guests to gag at the odor.
Offhand Without preparation or forethought, impromptu Even seemingly offhand camera shots of the ceremony were more focused than the planned shots.
Officious too eager or ready to help offer advice Mary doesn’t like it when officious strangers try to start a conversation in the checkout line.
Ogle to look at in a suggestive manner, cast, stare at in a lecherous manner The boys sneaked into their father’s room to ogle his adult magazines.
Olfactory pertaining to the smell sense The hound dog used his olfactory sense to locate the missing girl.
Ominous threatening, suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future When I heard the front door slam, I took it as an ominous warning that my father was in a bad mood.
Omnipotent having virtually unlimited power or influence In the play, the omnipotent narrator knows all of the characters’ thoughts and actions.
Omniscient having total knowledge; all-knowing If the house had a brain, it would be omniscient because of all the cameras and communication devices in all the rooms.
Onerous needing effortl burdensome, involving great effort and difficulty Taking care of the puppy is an onerous task.
Onus responsilibilty,burden As your mother, it is my onus to prepare you for a successful future.
Opaque not able to be seen through I cannot see through the glass because it is opaque.
Opaqueness dullness/not allowing light to pass through, unable to see Because my privacy is important to me, I have opaque blinds on all my windows.
Opprobrious showing scorn or reproach , conveying shame or contempt Elaine was offended by her friends’ opprobrious remarks about her drunken behavior.
Opulent extravagant and rich The couple spent over eighty thousand dollars on opulent kitchen appliances
Orate make a speech, especially pompously or at length, aving good speaking skills. Hamlet thinks, speaks, orates, and acts
Ordain to deliver a decree or confirm a person into a religious ministry For the first time, our conservative church elders will ordain a woman as a minister.
Orison prayer, a devotion or request to a god Every night Carol’s daughter would recite an orison to make her very sick mother well.
Ornate extravagantly adorned or worded, Finely finished, as a style of composition. The uneducated man could not understand the ornate speech made by the Ivy League professor.
Orthodox common; familiar While my brother is quite adventurous and likes to try new things, I hate change and prefer to maintain an orthodox lifestyle.
Ossified turned to bone; hardened like bone; Inflexible My father’s opinion has started to ossify so I know he won’t change his mind.
Ossify to turn to bone to settle rigidly into an idea My father’s opinion has started to ossify so I know he won’t change his mind.
Ostensible seeming appearing as such professed, While Jerry is the ostensible author of this amendment, there is some question of who actually deserves credit for the idea.
Ostentation display to obtain admiration or envy the office was spacious, but without any trace of ostentation
Ostentatious intended to attract notice and impress others in an extreme and unnecessary way I tried to tell Mary her fur coat was a bit too ostentatious to be worn at a funeral!
Ostracism shut out from society refuse to meet talk the family suffered social ostracism
Oust to banish or kick out Since the CEO was the top man at the company, it would be almost impossible for anyone to oust him.
Outgrowth something that grows out of something else the eye first appears as an outgrowth from the brain
Outmoded old-fashioned an outmoded Victorian building
Outset at the start of something Since the doctor discovered the cancer during the outset of its stage, the person would fully recover.
Overhaul examine thoroughly to learn about the condition After more than half of her class failed their exam, the teacher reevaluated her teaching methods and started a complete overhaul of every worksheet and assignment.
Overt open and not secret In some countries, racial prejudice is overt and not disguised in the least.
Overture a piece of music played at the beginning of an opera or musical play When he heard the overture begin to play, the actor immediately became nervous.
Overweening presumptuously; arrogant; overbearing Ever since Jim won the contest, he has been overweening and acting as though he is the smartest kid on the planet.
Overwrought in a state of excessive nervousness, excitement, or anger The bride was overwrought when the florist delivered the wrong flower order.
Paean song of praise or triumph, any loud and joyous song; a song of victory or achievement The boy wrote a paean for his dad, praising his many accomplishments.
Palatable satisfactory; suitable Although the food is not the tastiest I have ever eaten, it is palatable and will fill my tummy.
Palate roof of the mouth; sense of taste They won’t buy it unless their palates are pleased.
Palatial magnificent, on a large scale with elaborate furnishings A palatial house in the country is much cheaper than a similar mansion in the city.
Palaver To flatter; to cajole, unnecessary talk that wastes time Although we were supposed to have a lecture, the teacher spent the entire period with palaver about his vacation
Palisade typically a fence or wall made from wooden When the wooden support came loose from the palisade, the carpenter drove another stake in its place.
Palliate lessen the severity of After surgery, Greg received large does of medications to palliate his suffering.
Pallid pale skin or lacking in vitality or interest The January morning was frosty, and we could see our breath turn into pallid clouds in the air as we exhaled.
Palpability can be felt or touched When she is angry at dinner, my mother kills the flavor of the meal with her palpable silence.
Palpable Obvious, capable of being touched, felt, handled, or perceived Because the bank was being robbed, the sense of fear among the patrons was palpable.
Palpate examine (a part of the body) by touch, especially for medical purposes. the skin of the lower neck must be palpated for cysts and infection”
Palpitate tremble beat rapidly and irregularly When the music at the concert started to palpitate, it caused my head to hurt.
Pan a metal or iron pan used for cooking Heat the coconut oil in a pan, and toast the flaked coconut on low heat until slightly browned.
Panacea something that will make everything about a situation better Unfortunately there is no panacea that will make cancer instantly vanish from your body.
Panegyric formal praise eulogy, a speech or written composition used to pay tribute to a person, place, or thing After the princess died a popular singer wrote a panegyric to honor her life.
Papyrus a material similar to paper made from the papyrus plant My teacher was explaining to us how papyrus was made during Ancient Egypt.
Paradigm a model example or pattern After the terrorist attack, the government created a new paradigm for domestic security.
Paradox a person, thing, or situation that is strange because they have features or qualities that do not normally exist together The fact my aunt claims to hate children but has seven kids is an interesting paradox.
Paragon a model of excellence or perfection As a paragon of purity, a nun would never dress inappropriately.
Paramount of the greatest concern Because success is paramount to Adam, he often neglects his family to work late.
Paranoia an illogical belief that others are against you, A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution. A crushing sense of paranoia makes Joan afraid to leave her house.
Parasite a living organism which exists by taking from another living creature, usually while living inside or on the host he flea is a parasite that survives by extracting nourishment from other organisms.
Parched having a strong need for moisture The animals are leaving the parched forest to find water.
Parenthesis sentence within another one something separated in a challenging parenthesis, Wordsworth comments on the evil effects of contemporary developments
Pariah an outcast a rejected and despised person, one who is or should be excluded When the child molester was released from prison, he was treated like a pariah in his community.
Parity the same in nature, value, or class As far as parity in currency, the pound is worth more than the dollar.
Parley negotiation, conversation between enemies or rivals Unfortunately, the parley between the two rival gang leaders failed to bring peace to the town.
Parochial having a restricted outlook Since the professor tends to be parochial, he is often unwilling to listen to theories other than his own.
Parquetry inlaid work of blocks of various woods arranged in a geometric pattern the floor made by parquetry was looking so nice
Parry a shielding or defensive maneuver used for protection Alex attempted to parry his wife’s attack by covering his face with his hands.
Parsimonious too economical; miserly, the quality of being careful with money or resources To save money, the parsimonious old man always bought used clothes.
Parsimony extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources. a great tradition of public design has been shattered by government parsimony
Partiality prejudice is shown towards something Due to their partiality for boys, Ms. and Mr. Bloom favored their young son over their older daughter.
Partisan prejudiced in favor of a particular cause Because of your partisan views, you are unwilling to look at other options.
Pastiche work (usually artistic) which imitates, a mix of unique items The rainbow is made of a pastiche of colors.
Pathology the science of the causes and effects of diseases Pathology is a significant component of the causal study of disease and a major field in modern medicine and diagnosis.
Pathos a feeling of sympathy or pity The pathos of the movie caused me to leave the theater with tears in my eyes.
Patron regular customer person who gives support The bar owner has the right to refuse to sell alcohol to a drunk patron.
Paucity scarcity a lacking of, a small amount of something that is not enough It will be difficult for me to construct the project with such a paucity of tools.
Pebble a flat stone Instead of collecting the pointy rocks, the beachgoers would try to find a pebble.
Peccadillo small sin small weakness in one’s character, a small mistake or fault When I tried to apologize, Jean just laughed and told me that it was just a small peccadillo and I had nothing to be sorry about.
Pedagogy activities of educating, teaching or instructing The school boasts the most progressive pedagogy and a 100% graduation rate.
Pedant a scholar or learned person After answering every question the teacher asked, the pedant drew attention to himself in front of the other students.
Pedantic bookish showing off learning, giving too much importance to details and formal rules Sometimes, Jason is so pedantic in writing the perfect paper that he forgets to properly manage his time.
Pedantry An excessive attention to detail or rules. Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. Pedantry can also be an indication of specific developmental disorders.
Pedestrian commonplace trite unremarkable, uninteresting or boring A large number of people fell asleep during the pedestrian play.
Peerless one and only; superior than any other The peerless boxer never loses a fight.
Pejorative expressing disapproval or belittling the importance of something A pejorative remark usually brings about an angry response from the listener.
Pellucid transparent easy to understand The contract was pellucid and left no confusion about each party’s responsibilities.
Penchant strong inclination a liking Hackers have a penchant for breaking into secure areas.
Penitent feeling or showing regret As the soldier stood in front of the military judge, he had a penitent look on his face.
Pensive expressing or revealing sad thoughtfulness After losing his job, Alex became more pensive than ever.
Penurious poor/stingy, not having enough The penurious little boy could not afford to buy school lunch.
Penury extreme poverty My uncle wasted his fortune and died in penury.
Perceptive very aware and sensitive to events around them It takes a perceptive person to become a detective so that he or she will spot every detail of the crime scene.
Perch take up a high position, to settle or land on a raised area or site The birds commonly perch on the strong cable wire before diving down to the ground below.
Percipient to have a good perspective of things He was percipient to the speech the president made because it made sense to him.
Perdition (in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death The minister told me the road to perdition was paved with the sins of mankind.
Peregrination traveling about wandering A peregrination of the huge mall left us all with throbbing feet.
Peremptory used to describe an order, command, etc., that you must obey without any questions or excuses, urgent; imperative; unchallenged; ending debate In a peremptory tone, the flight attendant told the passenger to either fasten his seatbelt or get off the plane.
Perennial lasting or remaining active throughout the year, or all the time Because she is a perennial optimist, it’s unusual for anything to bring her down.
Perfidious treacherous; faithless, not able to be trusted Michelle sought revenge on her perfidious friend who stole her lottery ticket.
Perfidy treachery breaking of faith, behavior that shows that someone cannot be trusted Because my husband’s perfidy hurt me terribly, I served him with divorce papers.
Perfunctorily performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial, done in a careless or superficial manner I drive perfunctorily
Perfunctory done as a duty without care, done routinely and with little interest or care When we went out to dinner last night, the bored hostess gave us a perfunctory hello.
Perilous dangerous Since the journey is perilous, be sure to bring a first-aid kit.
Peripatetic wandering Because Arthur can write from any location he chooses, he is fortunate enough to live a peripatetic lifestyle.
Peripheral relating to minor matters Despite the loss of a few peripheral functions, the airplane will still be able to land safely.
Perish be destroyed decay, die, especially in a violent or sudden way. a great part of his army perished of hunger and disease
Perjury willful FALSE statement unlawful act The mother who lied about her son’s whereabouts will soon face trial for perjury.
Permeate spread into every part of The light will permeate through the curtain when the sun rises.
Pernicious harmful; injurious If you are going to behave in such a pernicious manner, I would prefer to not be around you.
Perpetrate be guilty commit (a crime), to execute or carry out The young man decided to perpetrate a crime to show his value to the gang leader.
Perpetuate to cause to continue Mary will continue to give out false information and perpetuate the lie if you do not tell her the truth about your absence.
Perpetuity forevermore or permanently As a devoted wife, I vow to love my husband in perpetuity.
Perplex to puzzle or confuse According to the book reviewer, the author’s puzzling writing style will perplex many readers.
Persnickety being overly focused on small details The persnickety housewife couldn’t stand for anything to be out of place in her perfect home.
Personable pleasing in appearance attractive The doctor was personable and made me feel better despite my serious illness.
Personification a thing or individual that embodies a specific quality The queen was the personification of royalty as she waved from her coach.
Perspicacious able to judge quickly and correctly what people and situations are really like Using his perspicacious mind, John easily solved the mystery.
Perspicacity quick judging and understanding, the ability to notice and understand things that are not obvious The detective’s perspicacity allowed him to easily recognize the criminal in the crowd.
Pertain belong as a part have reference The discussion questions pertain to common themes found in romantic British literature.
Pertinent relevant to a particular matter As a lawyer, I have to wonder if these questions are pertinent to my client’s case.
Peruse to read or examine carefully; to look over casually Peruse the manual to set up your television.
Pervade spread through every part of The awful smell from the sewage plant seemed to pervade throughout our house.
Pervasive capable of affecting or influencing everything The movie’s pervasive sex and violence caused the critics to give it an R rating.
Pest destructive thing or a person who is nuisance, animal that attacks crops the tomato plant attracts a pest called whitefly
Petition an official document that makes a request and is signed by supporters Many people have endorsed the petition to save the old church.
Petrified taken away power (to think feel act), extremely afraid Ashley is petrified of flying which is why she plans on travelling by bus to Houston for her nephew’s wedding.
Petrify to make hard rocklike, to scare someone into inaction Because heights petrify me, I will never get on a plane.
Petrous like a rock hard stony On its inner side is a small air chamber in the petrous portion of the temporal bone, called the cavity of the tympanum.
Petulant unreasonably; impatient, to describe a person or behavior that is irritable, especially in a childish way My oldest sister is a petulant woman who complains constantly.
Phenomenology the science of phenomena as distinct from that of the nature of being. Phenomenology is an approach that concentrates on the study of consciousness and the objects of direct experience.
Phenomenon a person or thing that is often awe-inspiring because of its unique quality The four-year-old boy was considered a phenomenon because he could play the piano like a master pianist.
Philanthropist one who loves mankind The popular actor is a philanthropist who works to build homes in areas that have been destroyed by natural disasters.
Philistine a smug ignorant person one who lacks knowledge When the philistine was questioned about his opinion of the school’s art program, he stated it was a waste of taxpayers’ dollars.
Phlegmatic calm; sluggish; temperament; unemotional Even though Jeff is constantly being yelled at by his wife, he normally remains phlegmatic and does not get upset.
Picaresque involving clever rogues or adventurers, relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero. a picaresque adventure novel
Picayune insignificant; small In the big scheme of life, the death of a single ant seems picayune.
Pied of mixed colors The young children rode the tan and brown pied colored pony at the birthday party.
Pileous Covered with hair I have pileous cap
Pilferer to steal, especially in small quantities She pilfered stamps and paper from work.
Pillage plunder (especially in war) The general was a decent man and did not allow any of his soldiers to pillage items from towns they invaded.
Pinch be too tight take between the thumb and finger Since his body fat percentage is six percent, you can’t pinch an inch from his waist.
Pinchbeck An alloy of zinc and copper used as imitation gold; A cheap imitation pinchbeck ring was appearing valuable, but actually cheap or tawdry.
Pine an evergreen coniferous tree, waste away through sorrow or illness Pine trees contain long needle-like leaves.
Pinnacle the uppermost level achievable The chef considered himself at the pinnacle of his field when he received three Michelin stars.
Pious dutiful to parents; devoted to religion The students running around naked at Berkley Catholic University do not seem very pious.
Piquant  appealing or delightful I found the piquant picture so appealing that I readily paid the photographer’s high asking price.
Pique hurt the pride or self-respect stir (curiosity), to trigger curiosity or interest Hopefully the movie trailer will pique the interest of moviegoers and motivate them to buy tickets to see the film.
Pitch the degree of highness or lowness used in a musical performance When tuning an instrument, it is important to pay attention to the pitch of the sound.
Pitfall covered hole as a trap unsuspected danger, potential problem, difficulty, or danger The experienced programmer did not expect the pitfall that would occur when trying to install the new software.
Pith essential part force soft liquid substance, spongy tissue in animals and plants The heart of a watermelon is the best part because he pith tastes the best.
Pivotal of great importance (others depend on it) The fighter planes gave pivotal assistance to the ground forces that were surrounded by the enemy
Placate to appease or pacify I tried to placate the sad little boy by giving him a cookie.
Placebo a substance with no medical effect that is given either to patients or individuals involved in a drug trial Because I was given a placebo during the drug test, my medical condition did not improve
Placid not easily upset or excited The placid husband was the total opposite of his easily upset wife.
Plaintiff in court the individual who claims someone else is responsible for a misdeed The plaintiff was unable to convince the jury the defendant owed him money for car repairs.
Plaintive mournful; melancholy; sorrowful The plaintive funeral hymn brought tears to my eyes.
Plaque flat metal on a wall as a memorial a lot of plaque is available in bahawalpur
Platitude a trite or banal statement unoriginality, something that has been said so often that it is not interesting anymore After hearing the salesman’s unoriginal platitude, I decided to go to another car dealer.
Plaudit a showing of approval or applause As my daughter accepted her award, she blushed upon hearing the principal’s gracious plaudit.
Plausible something appearing reasonable or probable The writer of the movie consulted a professional athlete in order to make his sports’ film more plausible.
Plea request A young child will often make a plea to their parents to get a new toy, but their begging rarely manages to convince an adult.
Plead address a court of law as an advocate The legislator denies all the charges and insists he will plead not guilty in court.
Plethora glut, an excess of I don’t see why my mother wants more shoes when she already has a plethora of them.
Pliable easily bent or formed You should always warm up before you exercise so that your muscles are pliable and you’re less likely to be injured.
Pliant easily bent, easily manipulated or controlled by people When the slaves were not pliant, their owners would punish them.
Plod continue doing something without resting, To walk or move slowly and heavily or laboriously Rachel lost her balance as she attempted to plod through the heavy snow.
Plodding slow and heavy walking Because we weren’t in a hurry, we were just plodding along the strip mall window shopping.
Pluck pull the feathers off pick (e.g.. flowers) Before boiling the chicken, grandmother had to pluck each feather out of the bird by hand.
Plumage extravagant dress It took six assistants to carry the wealthy woman’s bridal plumage.
Plumb get to the root of, to explore or delve into Using the Internet, you can easily plumb your essay topic before writing the paper.
Plummet fall plunge steeply As soon as the company increased the price of its videogame by twenty dollars, it saw its sales plummet.
Plunge move quickly suddenly and with force, to fall The steep and rapid fall off the side of the mountain was the scariest plunge of my lifetime.
Podium a small platform on which a person may stand to be seen by an audience, speech banch he was at the podium facing an expectant conference crowd
Poignant deeply moving keen, something that touches your emotions deeply Because the poignant movie reminded me of my painful childhood, it made me cry.
Poised having self-confidence and self-assurance After she tripped on the red carpet, the actress remained poised as she laughed at her own clumsiness.
Polemic a controversial argument / a person engaged in such an argument The newspaper editor used his column to present a polemic that was a scathing attack against the city’s dishonest mayor
Poncho large piece of cloth you are wearing beautiful poncho.
Ponderous heavy; bulky; dull The students grew silent when they realized they would have to sit through a ponderous three-hour lecture.
Pontificate to speak in an arrogant tone, particularly for a long period I found it interesting that my teacher chose to pontificate upon the errors of my essay before she even read the paper.
Portend to indicate or give sign of a future occurrence The cameras and reporters portend the arrival of the popular singer.
Portent omen marvelous threatening, a signal something is about to occur The thunder was a portent of an approaching storm.
Poseur a person who attempts to impress by acting unlike himself Security was shocked that a poseur was able to sneak into the VIP room and party with the band.
Posit to offer as a suggestion The press is waiting to hear the scientist posit his latest theory on molecular movement.
Posterity all future generations Even if you do not care about posterity, you should at least care about yourself!
Posthumous taking place after one’s death The author received several impressive awards for her body of work; unfortunately, they were all posthumous.
Postulate to suggest something (such as an idea or theory) especially in order to start a discussion In an attempt to create controversy, some experts postulate alternatives to historical beliefs that have been accepted for years.
Posture the position that someone holds their body in, generally while standing or sitting Sitting and standing straight and tall is considered good posture.
Potable good for drinking without fear of poisoning or disease; drinkable Melted snow was considered potable to the stranded hikers.
Potent very strong in a chemical or medicinal way It only took one shot of the potent antibiotic to cure the infection.
Practitioner a person actively engaged in an art, discipline, or profession, especially medicine. patients are treated by skilled practitioners
Pragmatic concentrating on practical results and facts instead of speculation and opinion The scientist had a pragmatic approach to dealing with the water crisis.
Pragmatist a person who is guided more by practical considerations than by ideals. hardheaded pragmatists firmly rooted in the real world
Prattle talking for a long period of time about insignificant things At every party, there is always one lady who has to prattle on about her cute kids.
Preamble an opening announcement used to describe what is about to be read or said As a preamble, the company president began the annual meeting by pointing out how well the firm exceeded its goals.
Precarious uncertain risky dangerous Running around with a knife is very precarious.
Precedence the condition of being considered more important than someone or something else; priority in importance, order, or rank. “his desire for power soon took precedence over any other consideration”
Precedent an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example Without a game precedent to consider, the referee did not know what steps to take after the incident.
Precept a rule that sets the pattern for one’s behavior Lawyers are supposed to follow a strict precept of ethics.
Precinct an area of town reserved for police or voting purposes The voter was not sure which precinct he should report to on Election Day.
Precious valuable or important, typically for sentimental reasons Nothing is more precious to a mother than her children, and she will always choose to protect them over anything else.
Precipice a point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins Sue Ellen is now on the precipice of bankruptcy and might have to sell the family home
Precipitate to bring about especially abruptly The rising level of unemployment is going to precipitate a huge crowd at the welfare office.
Precipitous done rapidly without thinking Because Richard never thinks about the consequences of his precipitous actions, he often ends up in jail.
Preclude prevent make impossible A constitutional amendment precludes any president from serving more than two terms
Precocious having mature qualities at an unusually early age My precocious little girl thinks she knows everything there is to know about life.
Precursors a person or thing that precedes, as in a process or job. A movie preview is a standard precursor before the presentation of a feature film.
Precursory something that happens before something else A movie preview is a standard precursor before the presentation of a feature film.
Predecessor an individual who holds a position before another person The iPhone 5s was the predecessor of the iPhone 6.
Predicament difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation Because I do not want to end up in a financial predicament, I pay my bills regularly.
Predilection special liking mental preference, a preference for something; a strong liking When the repeat offender stood in front of the court, the judge asked him if he had a predilection for getting into trouble.
Predisposition the circumstance of being vulnerable to a particular thing Because my mother suffered from depression, I have a genetic predisposition to the condition.
Predominate have more power than others, to be the main component of something Asian Americans tend to predominate the nail services industry in the United States.
Preeminent better than others With a 0-8 record, our high school basketball team is no longer the preeminent team in the county.
Preen tidy/show self-satisfaction, to groom or spruce up His pet bird would preen its feathers to keep it clean.
Premature doing or happening something before the right time My husband thinks it is premature to call the cops, but I know for a fact that my ring was stolen.
Premise a statement that gives weight to a conclusion Since your premise cannot be confirmed, your entire theory is worthless.
Preponderance greatness in number strength weight, a larger figure or amount Without a preponderance of evidence, the detective will not be able to obtain a search warrant for the suspect’s residence.
Prerogative a special right, power, or privilege As an A-List movie star, it was always his prerogative to get free tickets to movie premieres.
Presage warning sign, to give a warning something unpleasant may occur in the future If the unpopular president is reelected, his win will presage a countrywide protest.
Prescience the capacity to know future events Since Nana has prescience, she knows my baby is going to be a boy.
Prescient having or showing knowledge of events before they take place. a prescient warning
Presentiment anticipatory fear; premonition The presentiment lingered after I saw a black cat twice in one day.
Presume to suppose something to be true without proof With no evidence, the police had little reason to presume that the wife was the killer.
Presumption arrogance, a belief that something is true or false without having all of the facts Because they were fighting more often than not, the girl made a presumption that her parents were unhappily married.
Presumptuous making a judgment before knowing of all the facts – also means – extremely bold and forward in doing something; As a teenager, you would be quite presumptuous to think you know what life is like for an elderly person.
Pretension asserting a certain quality or status Because the famous actress is without pretension, she is adored by millions of people who love her easygoing personality.
Pretentious acting as though more important, valuable, or special than is warranted Mary prefers the simple things in life and is not pretentious by any means.
Preternatural not normal or usual A preternatural friendship between the cat and the mouse developed over time.
Prevalent common Unfortunately, online money scams are more prevalent during the holiday season.
Prevaricate to equivocate to stray from the truth In hopes of avoiding questions about his recent car accident, the actor tried to prevaricate during his interview.
Prim neat; formal, stiffly correct a very prim and proper lady
Primordial in the beginning; in a basic way Sometimes I feel primordial when I eat food without silverware.
Pristine primitive unspoiled pure as in earlier times unadulterated My uncle’s antique car is pristine and has all its original parts.
Privation hardship, the state of being very poor, and lacking the basic necessities of life Written records of early explorers indicate that the native people faced a great deal of hard times and privation where they had to eat insects and other unspeakable items just to stay alive.
Probity uprightness incorruptibility principle, the quality of a person who is completely honest The criminal knew he could not buy the judge who was known for his probity.
Proclamation a public announcement about something important The mayor’s proclamation that he was stepping down sent shockwaves throughout the city.
Proclivity inclination As a young child, the award-winning singer had a proclivity for music.
Procrastinate to put off until another time My project is late because I constantly procrastinate.
Prodigal wasteful; reckless with money, carelessly and foolishly spending money, time, etc. If you want to save money for college, you should stop your prodigal spending sprees.
Prodigality excessive or extravagant spending In consequence of this prodigality, he was always poor
Prodigious enormous; wonderful, very large in size, force, or extent; enormous She is very proud of her son who has a prodigious talent for playing the guitar.
Prodigy extremely talented person, especially a child The high school boy was considered a prodigy when he won the national chess championship.
Profane worldly having contempt for God, vulgar and inappropriate Because the comic’s jokes were profane and offensive to our religion, we left the show early.
Profanity unholy, desecrating a holy place or thing, blasphemous the movie has scenes of violence, sexual situations and some profanity
Profligacy reckless extravagance or wastefulness in the use of resources.,shameless immorality the government returned to fiscal profligacy
Profligate wasteful prodigal licentious extravagant, Inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly After the millionaire saw evidence of his new wife’s profligate spending, he quickly filed for a divorce.
Profound extremely deep The speaker’s profound words made me think about my future.
Profundity depth, words that express deep reflection or insight Even though Chuck thought he was making some deep statements, he was too drunk to express any profundity.
Profuse abundant/lavish Last year, my garden was so profuse with vegetation that I had to give away food.


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