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VOCABULARY

27 September, 2018

1. prelude

Meaning: an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important.

Synonym: preliminary, overture, opening, preparation

Antonym: conclusion, postscript

Sentence: “a ceasefire had been agreed as a prelude to full peace negotiations”

2. premonition

Meaning: a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant.

Synonym: foreboding, presage, presentiment, prognostication

Sentence: “he had a premonition of imminent disaster”

3. preponderance

Meaning: the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.

Synonym: prevalence, predominance, dominance

Sentence: “the preponderance of women among older people”

4. preposterous

Meaning: contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.

Synonym: absurd, ridiculous, foolish, stupid, ludicrous

Antonym: reasonable, sensible

Sentence: “a preposterous suggestion”

5. prerogative

Meaning: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.

Synonym: entitlement, right, privilege, advantage

Sentence: “in some countries, higher education is predominantly the prerogative of the rich”

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Legal Terms

1. battery: the intentional or reckless application of physical force to another person

2. benami: nameless

3. beneficiary: one who benefits from a will

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