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prolegomenon a critical, introductory essay in a book.
prolepsis the anticipation of possible arguments, before they are put forward by an opponent, in order to answer them in advance. [2 definitions]
proletarian of, pertaining or belonging to, or characteristic of the proletariat. [2 definitions]
proletariat the working class, esp. those who lack capital and must sell their usu. unskilled labor in order to survive.
pro-life holding the view that abortion to end a pregnancy is morally wrong.
proliferate to multiply or grow quickly by, or as though by, cell division and the reproductive processes of living things. [3 definitions]
proliferation the act or process of proliferating.
prolific producing young or new growth in abundance; fertile. [2 definitions]
proline an nonessential amino acids that is found in proteins and collagen.
prolix wordy and boringly long. [2 definitions]
prologue an introduction to a spoken or written work such as a speech or play; preface. [3 definitions]
prolong to make (something) last longer; protract. [2 definitions]
prolusion a preliminary essay written as an introductory piece for a more detailed work, or any similarly introductory work or performance.
prom (informal) a formal dance for high school or college students; promenade.
promenade a recreational or leisurely stroll, esp. in public. [8 definitions]
Promethean of or resembling Prometheus. [3 definitions]
Prometheus in Greek mythology, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to man.
promethium a synthetic radioactive chemical element of the rare-earth metallic group that has sixty-one protons in each nucleus. (symbol: Pm)
prominence the state or quality of being important or widely known or admired. [2 definitions]
prominent clearly noticeable; obvious; conspicuous. [3 definitions]
promiscuity the state or condition of being promiscuous. [3 definitions]