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pretext a false reason or claim put forward to mask one's true motive or aim.
pretheater combined form of theater.
Pretoria the administrative capital of South Africa. (Cf. Bloemfontein, Cape Town.)
pretournament combined form of tournament.
pretrain combined form of train.
pretravel combined form of travel.
pretreat combined form of treat.
pretreatment combined form of treatment.
pretrial proceedings held before a trial in order to clarify a point of fact or law. [2 definitions]
pretrimmed combined form of trimmed.
prettify to give a pretty, attractive, or pleasant appearance to (usu. something ugly or unpleasant). [2 definitions]
pretty pleasing or attractive to the senses, esp. the eyes or ears. [5 definitions]
pretzel a thin, crisp, glazed biscuit usu. shaped as a knot or stick and salted on the surface. [2 definitions]
preunification combined form of unification.
preuniversity combined form of university.
prevail to emerge as dominant (usu. fol. by over). [4 definitions]
prevailing having widespread and dominant influence. [2 definitions]
prevalent generally accepted; pervasive; widespread.
prevaricate to lie, mislead, or conceal the truth deliberately.
prevent to keep or stop from doing something or from occurring. [2 definitions]
preventable combined form of prevent.