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prance to raise the front legs and spring forward with the rear legs. [2 definitions]
prank a teasing trick; stunt.
pray to ask for something in a serious or sincere manner. [2 definitions]
prayer1 the act of asking God or another spiritual being to use his or her power. [3 definitions]
praying mantis a long, slender insect that eats other insects and can turn its head from side to side. A praying mantis has a large, bright green body and holds its strong front legs up in a way that looks like hands folded in prayer.
pre- a prefix that means "before." [2 definitions]
preach to give advice to the public; tell or encourage others to accept. [2 definitions]
preacher a person who gives talks on religion, such as a minister or priest.
precaution something done beforehand to avoid or prevent a danger or harm; something done to make sure everything goes well.
precede to come before in time.
precedent an action that may serve as an example for future acts of the same nature.
precinct an area in a town or city that forms a separate district for voting or that is looked after by one police unit.
precious of great worth or value. [2 definitions]
precipitate to make something happen suddenly or earlier than might be expected. [2 definitions]
precipitation the act of water falling in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail. [2 definitions]
precise clearly said or communicated. [2 definitions]
precisely with total accuracy; exactly.
precision the state of being accurate or exact. [2 definitions]
precocious having the skills or knowledge of a much older person.
predator an animal that hunts other animals for food.
predecessor a person who holds a position or job before another person.