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Pre-cip'j-tant, a. headlong; hasty; rash.

Pre-cip'i-tant-ly, ad. in haste, [hasten.

Pre-cip'i-tate, v. a. to throw down ; to

Pre-cip'}-tate, a. steep : — hasty ; rasli.

Pre-cip'i-tate-ly, ad. in a hasty manner.

Pre-cip-i-ta'ti^n, n. hurry ; haste.

Pre-cip'j-toiis, a. headlong ; steep.

Pre-clse', a. exact ; strict ; nice ; rigid.

Pre-cise'ly, ad. exactly; with precision.

Pre-cise'ness,M.exactness; rigid nicety.

Pre-ci"§i5in,(-sizh'an) very exact,

Pre-ci"fion, (pre-sizh'un) n. state of
being precise ; strictness.

Pre-clude', v. a. to shut out, prevent.

Pre-clu'§ion, n. previous hinderance.

Pre-clu'sive, a. preventing.

Pre-c5'cious, (pre-ko'shus) a. ripe be-
fore the natural time ; early ripe.

Pre-c6'cious-ness, n. early ripeness.

Pre-co^'j-ty, n. state of being preco-
cious ; ripeness before the time.

Pre-cog-ni"tion,yi.pre vious knowled ge.

Pre-con-ceive', v. a. to conceive h^iore-
hand. ^tormed.

Pre-con-cep'tion, n. opinion previously

Pre-con-cert', v. a. to concert before-
hand, [hand.

Pre-con-cert'ed, p. a. settled before-

Pre-con'tract, n. a previous contract.

Pre-ciir'sor, 71. a forerunner.

Pre-cUr'so-ryja. introductory; previoua^

Pre-da'ceoiis, (-shus) a. living by prey.

Pred'a-to-ry, a. practising rapine.

Pred-e-ces'sor, n. one who precedes.

Pre-des-tj-na'rj-an, n. a believer in pre-
destination, [destination.

Pre-des-ti-na'n-^in, a. relating to pre-

Pre-des'tj-nate, v. a. to predetermine ;
to foreordain ; to predestine.

Ere-des-ti-na'tion, n. act of predesti-
nating; the doctrine that all events
are predestinated; preordination.

Pre-des'tine, v. a. to decree beforehand

Pre-do-ter'mi-nate, a. predetermined.

Pre-de-ter-mi-na'ti9n, n. a previous de-
cree, [forehand.

Pre-de-ter'mjne, v. a. to determine be-

Pre'di-^l, a. relating to farms.

Fred'i-ca-ble, a. that may be affirmed.

Pre-dic'a-ment, n. a class ; condition.

Pred'i-cate, v. to affirm ; to declare.

Pred'i-cate, 7i. that which is affirmed.

Pred-i-ca'tion, n. an affirmation.

Pred'i-ca-to-ry,a. affirmative ; positive.

Pre-dict', V. a. to foretell ; to prophesy.

Pre-dic'tion, n. a prophecy.

Pre-dic'tive, a. prophetic ; foretelling.

Pre-di-lec'tion, n, a previous liking.

Pie-dis-po§e', v. a. to adapt previously.

Pr5-djs-po-§i"tion, n. previous dispo-
sition, inclination, or adaptation.

Pre-dom'i-nance, J n. prevalence ; su-

Pre-dom'i-n?n-cy, ) perior influence.

Pre-dom'i-nant, a. prevalent.

Pre-dom'i-nant-ly, ad. prevailingly.

Pre-dom'i-nate,r, n. to prevail, abound.

Pre-dom-i-na'tion,7i.superior influence.

Pre-em'i-nence, n. superiority. [ers.

Pre-em'j-nent, a. excellent above otli-

Pre-em'i-nent-ly, ad. above all.

Pre-emp'tion, (pre-em'shun) n. act oi
right of buying first.

Preen, n. a forked instrument.

Preen, v. a. to clean, as with a preen.

Pre-en-ga|e', v. a. to engage before-
hand, [gagement.

Pre-en-ga*e'ment, n. a previous en-

Pre-es-tab'!ish, v. a. to establish be-

Pre-ex-ist', v. n. to exist beforehand.

Pr5-ej-ist'ence, n. previous existence.

Pre-e.j-ist'ent, a. existing beforehand.

Preface, 71. an introduction; prelude.

Preface, v. a. to introduce by some-

Pref a-to-ry, a. introductory.

Pre'fcct, 71. a governor ; a commander.

Pref ec-ture, n. office of prefect.

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Pre-fer', v, a. to regard more ; to
choose : — to advance ; to raise.

Pref'er-9-ble, a. that is to be preferred.

Pref'er-gt-bly, ad. in preference.

Pref er-ence,7i.act of preferring; choice.

Pre-fer'ment, 71. advancement.

Pre-fig-u-ra'tion, n. antecedent repre-
sentation, [figures.

Pre-fig'u-ra-tive, a. foreshowing by

Pre-f ig'ure, (pre-f ig'yur) v. a. to ex-
hibit beforehand ; to foreshow.

Pre-f Ig'ure-ment, n. act of prefiguring.

Pre-f ix', V. a. to appoint ; to put before.

Pre'f ix, n. particle prefixed to a word.

Preg'nan-cy, n. state of being pregnant.

Preg'nant, a. being with young ; full.

Pre-hen'sjle, a. adapted to seize.

Pre-hen'sign, n. act of taking hold.

Pre-jud^e', v. a. to judge beforehand.

Pre-jiidg'ment, n. previous judgment.

Prej'u-dice, (pred'ju-dis) 71. previous
and unfavorable bias ; injury.

Prej'u-dice, v. a. to fill with prejudice.

Prej'u-diced, (pred'ju-dist) p. a. in-
fluenced by prejudice ; uncandid.

Prej-u-di"cial, (pred-ju-dish'al) a, mis-
chievous ; hurtful ; injurious.

Prel'a-cy, n. the ofiice of a prelate.

Prel'ate, n. a bishop or archbisliop.

Pre-Iat'ic, ) a. relating to prelates or

Pre-lat'i-cal, \ prelacy ; episcopal.

Prel'a-tist, n. an advocate for prelacy.

Pre-lec'tion, n. a reading ; a lecture.

Pre-ll-ba'tion, n. a foretaste.

Pre-lim'j-na-ry, a. introductory.

Pre-lim'i-na-ry, n. a preparatory step,
act, or measure ; a condition.

Prcl'ude, n. a flourish of music before
a concert; aomething introductory.

Pre-lude', or Prel'ude, v. to be previ-
ous ; to introduce, as by a prelude.

Pre-ma-ture'j a. ripe too soon ; exist-
ing, said, or done, too soon.

Pre-m^i-ture'ly, ad. too early : too soon.

Pre-med'i-tate, v. to meditate before-
hand, [hand.

Pre-med'i-tat-ed, p. a. contrived before-

Pre-med-i-ta'tion, n. act of premedi-

Pre'mi-er, n. a prime minister, [tating.

Pre-mi§e', v. to explain previously.

Prem'ise, n. a thing premised.

Pre'mj-iim, li, a bounty ; recompense.

Pre-mon'ish, v. a. to warn beforehand.

Pre-mo-ni"tion, n. previous warning.

Pre-mon'j-t.o-ry, a. previously warning.

Pre-mu-ni"tion, n. previous defence.

Pre-no'tion, n. foreknowledge.

Pre-oc'cu-p^n-cy, n. prior possession.

Pr§-3c-cu-pa'ti9n, n. prior occupation.

Pre-6c'cu-py, v. a. to occupy previously

Pre-or-dain', v. a. to ordain beforehand,

Pre-or-dj-na'tion, n. predestination.

Prep-a-ra'tion, 71. act of preparing.

Pre-par'a-tive, a. tending to prepare.

Pre-par'a-tlve. n. that which prepares.

Pre-par'ri-to-ry, a. introductory.

Pre-p4re', v. a. to make ready ; to fit.

Pre-pense', a. premeditated.

Pre-pon'der-ance, n. superior weight.

Pre-pon'der-ant, a. outweighing.

Pre-pon'der-ate, v. to exceed in weight.

Pre-pon-der-a'tion, n. an outweighing.

Prep-o-5i"tion, n. a particle governing
a case of nouns and pronouns.

Pre-po§'i-tive, a. placed before.

Pre-po^-^ess', v. a. to preoccupy.

Pre-po^-^es'sion, (pre-poz-zesh'un) ?i
preoccupation ; prejudice.

Pre-pos'ter-ous, a. absurd ; perverted.

Pte-pos'ter-ous-ly, ad. absurdly.

Pre-req'ui-§Ite, (pre-rek'we-zit) n.
something previously required.

Pre-req'ui-^Ite, a. previously required.

Pre-rog'a-tive, exclusive privilege.

Pres'a*e, n. a token ; a prognostic.

Pre-sa*e',u.a. to forebode ; to foreshow.

Pre^'by-tcr, n. a priest ; an elder.

Pre^-by-te'rj-an, a. relating to Presby-

Pref-by-t5'ri-an, n. one who holds to
church government by presbyters.

Pre§-by-te'ri-an-i§m, n. church gov-
ernment conducted by presbyters.

Pres'by-ter-y, n. a body of pastors and
rilling elders. [knowledge.

Pre'sci-ence, (pre'she-ens) n. fore-

Pre'sci-ent, (pre'she-) a. foreknowing.

Pre-scrlbe', v. a. to order; to dictate.

Pre-scribe', v. n. to give directions.

Pre'script, n. a direction ; a precept.

Pre-scrip'tion, n. a custom long con-
tinued ; a medical receipt. [torn.

Pre-scrip'tive, a. established hy cus-

Pru^'ence, n. state of being present.

Pre-sen-sa'tion, n. previous sensation.

Pre^'ent, a. not absent ; now existing.

Pre^'ent, 71. a gift ; a donation.

Pre-«!ent', v. a. to exhibit, offer, give.

Pre-5ent'a-ble,a. that may be presented.

Pres-en-ta'tion, re. act of presenting.

Pre-sen'tj-ment, n. a previous notion.

Pre^'ent-iy, ad. immediately.

Pre-^ent'ment, n. act of presenting : —
accusation by a grand jury, [served.

Pre-?erv'a-ble, a. that may be pre-

Pre^-er-va'tign, ti. act of preserving.

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Pre-§erv'gi-tive,n.thatwhich preserves.

Pre-§erv'9-tive, a. tending to preserve.

Pre-§erve', v. a. to save, keep, season.

Pre-§erve', n. fruit preserved in sugar.

Pre-§erv'er, n. one who preserves.

Pre-§ide', v. n. to act as president.

Pref'i-dSn-cy, n. office of president.

Pre^'i-dent, n. one who presides ; a
chief officer of a college, society,
state, or republic. [dent.

Pre^-j-den'tial, a. relating to a presi-

Press, V. a. to squeeze ; to compress ;
to distress ; to urge ; to impress.

Press, V. n. to urge ; to encroach.

Press, n. an instrument for pressing,
or for printing : — a crowd ; a throng.

Press'-bed, n. a bed shut up in a case.

Press'gstng, n. a crew that force men
into naval service. [the press.

Press'm?n, n. a printer who works at

Press'ure, (presh'ur) n. act of pressing ;
force ; weight ; urgency. [sumed.

Pre-§um'^-ble, a. that may be pre-

Pre-§ume', v. n. to suppose ; to venture.

Pre-§ump'tion, (pre-zum'shun) n. sup-
position ; arrogance ; boldness.

Pre-^ump'tjve, a. probable ; supposed.

Pre-§umpt'u-ous, (pre-zfirat'yu-us) a.
arrogant ; confident ; insolent.

Pre-sup-po'^al, n. previous supposition.

Pre-sup-po^e', v. a. to suppose before-
hand, [sition.

Pre-sup-po-§i"tion, n. previous suppo-

Pre-tence', n. a pretext ; assumption.

Pre-tend', v. a. to hold out an appear-
ance of; to simulate ; to allege.

Pre-tend', v. n. to make pretence.

Pre-tend'ed,p, a. alleged falsely.

Pre-tend'ed-]y,ad. by false appearance.

Pre-tend'er, n. one who lays claim.

Pre-tend'}ng,j>. a. making pretensions.

Pre-ten'sign, n. a claim ; a pretence.

j|Pret^er-ite, or Pre'ter-ite, «. past;
noting the past tense of a verb.

||Pret-er-i"tion, n. act of going past.

Pre-ter-mis'si9n,7i.act of pretermitting.

Pre-ter-mit', v. a. to pass by ; to omit.

Pre-ter-nat'u-ral, a. beyond what is
natural ; unnatural ; irregular.

Pre-ter-nat'u-ral-ly, ad. not naturally.

Pre-text', or Pre'text, n. a pretence ;
a false allegation.

Pre'tor, n. a Roman general or judge.

Pre-to'ri-an, a. exercised by a prelor.

Pret'ti-ly, (prlt'te-le) tid. neatly.

Pret'ty, (prit'te) a. handsome ; neat.

Pret'ty, (prit'te) ad. in some degree.

Pre-vail', V. n. to be prevalent.

Pre-vail'ing, a. predominant.

Prev'a-lence,n. superiority ; influencft

Prev'?-]ent,a.predominant ; prevailing.

Prev'a-lent-ly,arf.powerfully ; forcibly.

Pre-var'i-cate, v. n. to evade the truth.

Pre-var-}-ca'tion, n. act of prevaricat-
ing, [cates.

Pre-var'j-ca-tgr, n. one who prevari-

Pre-ve'ni-ent,a.preceding ; preventive.

Pre-vent', v. a. to hinder ; to obstruct.

Pre-ven'tion, n. hinderance ; obstruc-
tion, [ing.

Pre-vent'ive, a. preservative ; hinder-

Pre-vent'}ve, 71. an antidote. [fore.

Pre'vi-oiis, a. antecedent ; being be-

Pre'vi-oiis-ly, ad. antecedently.

Prey, (pra) n. rapine ; plunder ; ravage.

Prey, (pra) v. n. to plunder ; to rob.

Price, n. value set ; estimation ; rate.

Prick, D. a. to pierce ; to spur ; to goad.

Prick, n. a point ; a spur ; a puncture.

Prlck'er, n. any thing that pricks.

PrIck'ing,n.sensation of being pricked.

Pric'kie, n. a sharp point : a pricker.

Prick'lj-nesSjTi. fulness of sharp points

Prick'ly, a. full of sharp points.

Pride, 71. inordinate self-esteem.

Pride, V. a. to make proud, rate high.

Priest, n. a clergyman ; an ecclesiastic.

Priest'crS.ft, n. religious fraud.

Priest'ess, n. a female priest.

Priest'hood, (prest'hud) n. the office of
a priest ; the order of priests.

Priest'li-ness, n. manner of a priest.

Priest' ly, a. like a priest ; sacerdotal.

Prig, 71. a pert, conceited little fellow.

Prlg'gjsh, a. conceited ; pert.

Prim, a. formal ; precise ; nice.

Prim, V. a. to deck precisely ; to prink.

Pri'ma-cy, n. the office or dignity of

Pri'ma-rj-ly, ad. in the first place.

Prl'ma-ry, a. first ; original; principal.

Pri'mate, n. the chief prelate in a

Prime, n. the dawn; the first part;
the best part ; *tlie spring of life.

Prime, a. early; principal ; first-rate.

Prime, v. a. to put powder in the pan
of a gun ; to lay the first coat on a
canvas for painting.

Prlm'er, n. a small book for children.

Pri-m5'val, n. original ; primitive.

Prlm'iiig, n. powder for the pan of a
gun : — the first coat of painting.

Prim'i-tive, «. original ; first ; primary,

Prmi'ness, n. affectird tiiceness.

Prl-mg-^e'ni-Fil, a. firsf-born ; original

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Prl-m9-|en'i-ture, n. state of being

Pri-nior'di-al, a. first in order.

Prlni'ro^e, n. an early flower.

Prince, n. a sovereign ; a king's son.

Prlnce'dom, n. the state of a prince.

Prlnce'li-ness,«.state of being princely.

Prince'ly,a. becoming a prince ; grand.

Prin'ce^-f eath'er,n.a plant and flower.

Prin'cess, n. a sovereign or royal lady.

Prin'cj-pal, a. chief; first; capital.

Pfin'cj-pal, n. a head; a chief; first
officer in a seminary: — a sum of
money placed out at interest.

Prin-ci-pal'i-ty, n. domain of a piince.

Prln'ci-pal-iy, ad. chiefly ; especially.

Prin'ci-pie,n. constituent part ; cause ;
fundamental truth ; motive : tenet.

Prink, V. a. & n. to dress for show.

Print, V. a. to mark ; to impress words.

Print, n. a mark n\ade by impression ;
a picture ; an impression by types.

Print'er, n. one who prints books, &;c.

Print'ing, 71. business of a printer, [or.

PrI'or, a. former ; antecedent; anteri-

Pri'or, 71. the head of a priory of monks.

PrI'or-ess, n. a superior of a nunnery.

Pri-or'i-ty, ?j. state of being first.

PrI'o-ry, n. a convent.

Prl^m, n. a solid figure whose ends
are equal, parallel, and straight, anJ
whose sides are parallelograms.

Prif-mat'ic, a. relating- to a prism.

Prl^'on, (prlz'zn) n. a jail, [confine.

Prl^'on, (prlz'zn) v. a. to imprison ; to

Prl^'on-er, (priz'zn-er) //. one who is
confined in prison ; a captive.

Prls'tine, a. first ; ancient ; original.

Pritfi'ee, a corruption of I pray thee.

Pri'va-cy, n. secrecy ; retirement.

PrI'vate, a. secret ; alone ; not pub-
lic ; belonging to an individual.

PrI'vate, n. a common soldier.

PrI-va-teer', n. a private armed ship.

Pri-va-tSer', v. n, to manage privateers,
in order to take prizes at sea.

Pri'vate-lj', ad. in a private manner.

Prl-va'tion, n. the loss of any thing.

Priv'a-tlve, a. causing privation.

PrIv'a-tTve, n. a negative property/.

Prjv'a-tlv8-ly, ad. by privation.

Priv'et, n. an evergreen plant or shrub.

Priv'i-le*e, n. a peculiar advantage.

Prlv'i-le*e, v. a. to grant a privilege to.

Priv'j-ly, ad. secretly ; privately.

Priv'i-ty, «. jnivate concurrence.

Priv'y, a. private ; privately knowing.

Prlv'y, n. a necessary house.

Prize, n. a reward gained by contest ;
something taken from an enemy.

Prize, V. a. to rate, esteem ; to raise.

Prob-a-bil'i-ty, n. state of being prob-
able ; likelihood ; appearance of

Prob'^-ble,a.thatmay be ; likely.[truth

Prob'a-bly, ad. likely ; perhaps

Pro'bate, n. the legal proof of a will.

Pro'bjte, a. relating to proof of wills.

Pro-ba'tion, n. a state of trial ; proof.

Pro-ba'tion-a-ry, a. being on trial.

Fro-ba'tion-er, n. one upon trial.

Pro'ba-to-ry, a. serving for trial.

Probe, n. a surgeon's instrument.

Probe, V. a. to try by an instrument.

Prob'i-ty, n. honesty ; uprightness.

Prob'lem, n. a question for solution.

Prob-lem-at'i-cal, a. uncertain.*

Prob-lem-at'i-cal-ly, ad. uncertainly.

Prp-bSs'cis, n. the trunk of an elepha, J

Pro-ced'ure, n. conduct ; process.

Pro-ceed', v. n. to go on ; to advance.

Pro-ceSd'ing, n. a transaction.

Pro'ce5d§, or Pro-ceed§', n. pi. prod-
uce ; income ; rent ; issue.

Pro^'ess, 71. a progress ; an order.

Pro-ces'sion, (pro-sesh'un) n. act of
proceeding; a numerous body or
train marching in order.

Pro-ces'sion-al, ) a. relating to a pro-

Pro-ces'sion-a-rj', ) cession.

Pro-claim', v. a. to declare publicly j
to announce ; to publish.

Proc-la-ma'tion, ji. a public, official
declaration ; a decree ; an edict*

Pro-cliv'i-ty, ?i. tendency ; inclination.

Pro con'sul, n. a Roman governor. [sul.

Pro-con'su-lar, a. relating to a procon-

Pro-con'su-Iate, n. office of proconsul.

Pro-cras'ti-nate, v. to defer ; to delay.

Pro-cras-ti-na'tion, n. delay.

Pio-cras'ti-na-tor, ?i. a dilatory person.

Pro'cre-ate, r. a. to generate, produce.

Pro-cre-a'tion, n. generation. [tive.

Pro'cre-a-tive, a. generative ; produc-

Pro'cre-a-tor, n. a generator; begetter.

Proc'tor, n. an attorney in a spiritual
court ; an officer in a university.

Proc-to'ri-al, a. relating to a proctor.

Proc'tor-ship, n. office of a proctor.

Pro-cum'bcnt, a. lying down ; prone.

Pro-cur' a-liie,a. obtainable ; acquirable.

Proc-u-ra'tion, n. act of procuring.

Proc'u-ra-tor, n. an agent ; a proctor.

Pro-cQre', v. a. to obtain ; to acquire.

Pro-crire'ment,7i.the act of procurinjj

Prod'i-gal, a. profuse ; wasteful.

Prod'j-gal, n. a waster ; a spendthrift.

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PrSd-j-gS.l'i-ty, n. profusion ; excess.

Prod'i-g5il-ly,ad. profusely ; wastefully.

Pro-di|'ious, (pro-dlj'us) a. enormous.

Pro-di|'ious-ly, ad. amazingly.

PrSd'i-gy, 71. a monster ; wonder.

Pro-duce', v. a. to bring forth ; to yield ;
to afford ; to bear ; to exhibit.

Prod'uce, (prod'diis) n. that which is
produced ; product ; profit.

Pr9-du'cer, n. one who produces.

Pro-dii'ci-ble, a. that may be produced.

PrSd'uct, n. a thing produced ; result.

Pro-dfic'tile,a. that may be drawn out.

Pro-duc'tion, n. a producing; product.

Pro-duc'tive, a. producing ; fertile ; ef-
ficient.' [ductive.

Pro-duc'tive-ness, n. state of being pro-,

Pr6'em,W. a preface ; an introduction. '

Pro-g'mi-al, a. introductory ; prefatory.

PrSf-a-na'tign, n. act of profaning.

Pro-fane', a. irreverent to things sa-

~ cred ; irreligious ; impious ; impure.

Pro-fane', v. a. to violate ; to desecrate.

Prg-fane'ly, ad. with irreverence.

Pro-f ane'ness, n. irreverence of what

Pro-f^n'i-ty,M. profaneness. [is sacred.

Pro-f ess', V. a. to declare openly, avow.

Pro-f ess'ed-ly, ad. with profession.

Pro-fes'sion, (pro-f esh'un) n. a decla-
ration ; a vocation ; employment.

Pro-fes'sion-al, a. relating to a profes-
sion ; done by a professor.

Pro-f es'sion-al-ly, ad. by profession.

Pro-f es'sor, n. one who professes ; a
public teacher. [sor.

Pro-fes-so'ri-al, a. relating to a profes-

Pr9-f es'sor-ship, n. ofiice of a professor.

Proffer, v. a. to propose ; to offer.

Proffer, n. an offer made ; a proposal.

Prg-f i'"cien-cy, (-fish'-) n. progress.

Pro-fi"cient, (pro-f ish'ent) n. one
who has made progress.

Pro' file, or Pro'file, n. the side-face.

Profit, 71. gain ; advantage ; benefit.

Prof' it, V. a. & 71. to benefit ; to improve.

Prof jt-a-ble, a. gainful ; lucrative.

Prof it-9-ble-ness, n. usefulness.

Prof it-a-bly, ad. advantageously.

Prof jt-iess, a. void of profit ; useless.

Prof Ij-ga-cy, n. profligate conduct.

Prof H-gate, a. abandoned to vice.

Prof li-gate, 7i. an abandoned wretch.

Prof li-gate-ly, ad. with proHigacy.

Pro-fouud', a. deep ; thorough ; low.

Pr9-fbund', ti. the sea ; the abyss.

Pr9-found'ly, aiL deeply ; thoroughly.

Pro-foiind'ness, ( n. depth of place or

Pro-fun'di-ty, j of knowledge.

Pr9-f Qse', a. lavish ; prodigaL

Pro-f use'ly, ad. in a profuse manner.

Pro-fu'^ign, (pro-fu'zhun) n. prodigal-
ity ; extravagnnce ; abundance.

Prog, V. 7).. to sliift meanly for food.

Prog, 71. victuals ; provision.

Pro-*en'{-t9r, ji. an ancestor.

Pro*'e-ny, 7i. offspring; descendants

Pr9g-nos'tic, a. foreshowing.

Prog-nos'tic, n. a sign ; a token.

Pr9g-nos'ti-cate, v. a. to foretell.

Prgg-nSs-tj-ca'tign, n. act of foretelling

Prog-nos'ti-ca-t9r, n. one who foretells.

Prog'ress, ti. course ; advancement.

Pro-gres'sion, (-gresh'un) n. advance.

Pro-gres'sign-al, a. advancing.

Pro-gres'sive, a. going forward.

Pro-gres'sjve-ly, ad. by regular course.

Pro-hib'it, V. a. to forbid ; to interdict.

Pr6-hi-bi"tion, (pro-he-blsh'un) ti. act
of prohibiting ; interdiction.

Prg-hib'j-tive, I a. prohibiting ; imply-

Pro-hib'i-to-ry, \ ing prohibition.

Pro-ject', V. a. to scheme ; to contrive

Pro-ject', V. 71. to jut out ; to extend.

Proj'ect, H. a scheme ; a design.

Pro-jec'tjle, n. a body projected.

Pro-jec'tjle, a. impelling forward.

Pro-jec'tion, n. act of projecting ; a
plan ; a delineation.

Pro-ject'or, n. one who projects, [out.

Pro-ject'ure, (pro-jekt'yur) n. a jutting

Pro'late, a. drawn out at the poles.

Pro-lif ic, a. fruitful ; productive.

Pro-lif-i-ca'tign, n. production.

Pro-lix', a. long ; tedious.

Pro-lix'i-ty, n. tiresome length.

Pro-lix'ness, n. tediousness ; prolixity.

PrSl'o-cu-tor, n. a speaker.

Prol'ogue, (prol'og) ti. an introduction.

Pro-long', V. a. to lengthen out, delay.

Pro-lgn-ga'tion, n. act of prolonging.

Prom'e-nade, ti. a walk.

Prom'i-nence, ) n. state of being prom-
Prom 'i-nen-cy, \ inent ; a projection.

Pi'Bm'i-nent, a. standing out ; full.

Prom'i-nent-ly, ad. with prominence.

Pro-mis'cu-oiis, a. mingled ; confused.

Pro-mis'cu-ous-ly, ad. with mixture.

Prom'ise, »i. a declaration which binda
the one who makes it ; word.

Prom'ise, v. to assure by a promise ; to
give hope. [is made.

Prom-is-ee', ti. one to whom a promise

Prom'js-so-ry, a. containing a promise.

Prom'on-to-ry, n. high land jutting into
the sea." [to raise.

Pr9-m5te', v. a. to forward ; to advancej

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Pro-mot'er, n. one who promotes.
Pr9-in6'ti9n, n. advancement.
Pro-rao'tive, a. tending to promote.
Prompt, (promt) a. quick ; ready ; easy.
Prompt, (promt) v. a. to assist, incite.
Prompt'er, n. one who prompts.
Promp'ti-tude, n. readiness: quickness.
Prompt'iy, ad. readily ; quickly.
Prompt'ness, (prSmt'nes) n. readiness.
Pro-mul'gate, v. a. to make known.
Prom-ul-ga'tion, n. publication.
Prom'ul-ga-tor, ii. one who publishes.
Pro-mul*e', v. a. to promulgate.
Prone, a. lying with the face down-
wards; bending down ward; inclined.
Prone'ness, n. state of being prone.
Prong, 71. the tine of a fork, <fcc.
Pro-nom'j-nal, a. relating to a. pronoun.
Pro' noun, n, a word used for a noun.
Pro-nbunce', v. a. to speak ; to utter.

n. act or mode of pronouncing.
Proof, n. evidence ; test; trial.
Proof, a. impenetrable ; able to resist.
Prop, V, a. to support ; to sustain.
Prop, n. that which sustains ; support.
Prop-a-gan'djst, n. a proselyter.
J'rop'a-gate, v. to extend ; to increase.
Prop-a-ga'tion, n. extension ; increase.
Prop'a-ga-tor, n. one who propagates.
Pro-pel', V. a. to drive or urge forward,
Pro-pense', a. leaning : inclined.
Pro-pen'si-ty,n. tendency ; inclination.
Prop'er, a. one's own; natural; just; fit.
Prop'er-ly, ad. in a proper manner.
Prop'er-ty, n. a peculiar quality ; a

possession ; an estate ; goods.
Proph'e-cy, n. a foretelling; prediction.
Proph'e-si-er, n. one who prophesies.
Proph'e-sy, v. a. to predict ; to foretell.
Proph'et, 71. one who prophesies.
Proph'et-ess, n. a female prophet.
Pro-phet'ic, ) a. relating to prophe-
Pro-phet'i-cal, I cy ; foretelling.
Pro-phet'i-cal-ly, ad. as bj' prophecy.
Pro-pin'qu|-ty, 71. nearness ; kindred.
Pro-pi"ti-ate, (pro-pish'e-at) v. a. to

conciliate ; to make propitious.
Pro-pi-ti-a'tion, (pro-pish-e-a'shun) n.

act of propitiating ; atonement.
Pro-pi"ti-a-tor, (pro-pish'e-a-tur) n. an

Pro-pI"ti-a-t9-ry, (prg-pish'-) a. able to

make propitious ; conciliatorj'.
Pro-pi"ti-a-to-ry, n. the mercy-seat.
Pr9-pi"tious, (pro-pish'us) 0. favorable.
Pio-pl"tious-ly, ad. favorably.
Pro'po lis, n. a substance used by bees.

Pro-p5'nent, n. a maker of a proposal

Pro-p6r'tion, 71. the comparative rela-
tion of one thing to another ; ratio.

Pro-por'tion, v. a, to adjust by com-
parative relation. [portioned.

Pro-p6r'tion-?-ble, a. that may be pro-

Pro-por'tion-a-bly, ad. in proportion.

Pro-por'tion-al, a. having proportion.

Pro-por'tion-al-ly, ad. in proportion.

Pro-por'tion-ate, a. proportional.

Pro-por'tion-9te-ly, ad. proportionally.

Pro-p6'fal, 71. an offer ; a proposition.

Pro-p6§e', V. a. to offer ; to bid.

Prop-o-§i"tion, (prop-o-zish.'un) n. act
of proposing ; a proposal ; offer.

Pro-pound', v. a. to offer ; to propose.

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