word power dictionary (p2)

  • Precipitate(V): accelerate, speech up, cause to happens suddenly or  in haste The follies of Aurangzeb precipitated the fall of the Mughals  Empire.
  • Precise(Adj): exact, actual, accurate He spoke very precisely. Can’t you be more precious in your answer?
  • Precocious(Adj): mentally matured or developed at an early age  The precocious child can read and write at a very early age
  • Predicament(N): difficult situation, problematic situation He was in a terrible predicament when he lost his job.
  • Predict(V) : forecaste, foretell It is impossible to predict what will happen tomorrow
  • Predilection(N): liking, foundness  I have predilection for teaching
  • Premonition(N): a feeling that something is going to happen, forewarning He had a premonition that he would never see her again
  • Preposterous(Adj): absurd, ridiculous, foolish  That suggestions is preposterous
  • Prerogative(N): birthright, privilege Now a days it is the prerogative of the hero to select the heroine  to his movie
  • Presumptuous(Adj): arrogant, overconfident, too confident in a way that shows a lack of respect for the other people  Would it be presumptuous of me to ask to borrow your car?
  • Pristine(N): original, spotless, immaculate, clean  The car is in pristine condition
  • Proclaim(V): declare, make known  to public The minister proclaimed that he was going to resign.
  • Procrastinate(V): put off, postpone, defer Never procrastinate till tomorrow what you can do today.
  • Prodigal(Adj): extravagant, spendthrift Cine stars lead prodigal life
  • Prognosis(N): forecost, forefell It is our prognosis that India will become a super power.
  • Promulgate(V): make known, announce, proclaim, spread  AIDS awareness is promulgated through print and electronic  media.
  • Proscribe(V): forbid, ban Doctors have declared that the drug is harmful and proscribed its use.
  • Prosperous(Adj): wealthy, rich, affluent They are running a prosperous business in  the city.
  • Protagonist(N): central character, supporter Rajinikanth is the protagonists of the movie shivaji
  • Protocol(N): etiquette, rules of conduct, doe of behaviour  He was arrested for breach of a protocol
  • Prototype: original, first model  The crude type writer on display in this museum is the prototype of the elaborate machines in use today.
  • Provoke(V): annoy, make angry, irritate Constant indiscipline among the students provoked the teacher to take stern action.
  • Prowess(N): skill, skillfulness, dexterity  He is praised for his powess in acting
  • Proximity(N): closeness, nearness, contiguity The area has a number of schools in close proximity to each other
  • Prudence(N): wisdom, judgments,  shrewdness, commonsense  She acted with great prudence.
  • Pseudonym(N): fictious name, penname, false name “sree sree” is the pseudonym of Srirangam Srinivasa Rao
  • Prune(V): remove anything superficial, chop, reduce  The excessive staff of the college has been pruned.
  • Punctilious(Adj): careful, scrupulous, meticulous  He was very punctilious in attending to his duties.
  • Pungent(Adj): acrid, bitter  The burning rubber gives a pungent smell.
  • Punitive (Adj):  harsh, severe, disciplinary   He asked for punitive measure against the offender.
  • Puzzled(Adj): confused, baffled  He looked puzzled so I repeated the question.
  • Pyromaniac(Adj) : an obsession to set fire and burn things. A pyromaniac set fire to a village.
  • Pacify(V): to calm, soothe  She tried pacify the quarrelling  children.

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