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predicament a difficult or dangerous situation with a solution that may be hard to find.
predicate the part of a sentence that tells what the subject does, or what is done to the subject. It is made of the verb and all the words that describe the verb or that the verb affects.
predict to tell in advance that something will happen.
prediction the act of telling or trying to tell what will happen in the future. [2 definitions]
preface an introduction to a book or other written material that gives information about the author or work. [3 definitions]
prefer to choose above all others as the best liked or most wanted.
preference a person or thing that is liked better. [3 definitions]
prefix a word part with its own meaning that is added to the beginning of a word to make a new word that has a different meaning. "Re-" in "reform" is a prefix.
pregnant having one or more young growing within the body of a woman or other female mammal.
prehistoric belonging to a period in a time before written history.
prejudice an opinion that is formed without knowing or considering all the facts. [3 definitions]
preliminary coming before, so as to prepare for something else.
premature done, happening, or born before the expected time; too soon.
premier the prime minister of a government. [2 definitions]
premise a statement that forms the basis of an argument and that is usually accepted. [2 definitions]
preoccupied totally absorbed in thought.
preparation the act of getting something ready. [3 definitions]
prepare to make ready. [3 definitions]
preposition a word that shows a connection or relation between a noun or pronoun and some other word. In the sentence, "We went to the market and talked about the weather," "to" and "about" are prepositions.
prescribe to order or suggest as a medicine.
prescription an order written by a doctor for medicine to treat a patient. [2 definitions]