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    Amphiprostyle - (a.) Doubly prostyle; having columns at each end, but not at the sides.
    Amphiprostyle - (n.) An amphiprostyle temple or edifice.
    Aprosos - (a. & adv.) Opportunely or opportune; seasonably or seasonable.
    Aprosos - (a. & adv.) By the way; to the purpose; suitably to the place or subject; -- a word used to introduce an incidental observation, suited to the occasion, though not strictly belonging to the narration.
    Beprose - (v. t.) To reduce to prose.
    Deprostrate - (a.) Fully prostrate; humble; low; rude.
    Emprosthotonos - (n.) A drawing of the body forward, in consequence of the spasmodic action of some of the muscles.
    Improsperity - (n.) Want of prosperity.
    Improsperous - (a.) Not prosperous.
    Leprose - (a.) Covered with thin, scurfy scales.
    Leprosity - (n.) The state or quality of being leprous or scaly; also, a scale.
    Leprosy - (n.) A cutaneous disease which first appears as blebs or as reddish, shining, slightly prominent spots, with spreading edges. These are often followed by an eruption of dark or yellowish prominent nodules, frequently producing great deformity. In one variety of the disease, anaesthesia of the skin is a prominent symptom. In addition there may be wasting of the muscles, falling out of the hair and nails, and distortion of the hands and feet with destruction of the bones and joints. It is incurable, and is probably contagious.
    Nolle prosequi - () Will not prosecute; -- an entry on the record, denoting that a plaintiff discontinues his suit, or the attorney for the public a prosecution; either wholly, or as to some count, or as to some of several defendants.
    Nol. pros. - () An abbrev. of Nolle prosequi.
    -prossed - (imp. & p. p.) of Nol-pros
    -prossing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nol-pros
    Nol-pros - (v. t.) To discontinue by entering a nolle prosequi; to decline to prosecute.
    Non pros. - () An abbreviation of Non prosequitur.
    Nonprossed - (imp. & p. p.) of Non-pros
    Non-prossing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Non-pros
    Non-pros - (v. t.) To decline or fail to prosecute; to allow to be dropped (said of a suit); to enter judgment against (a plaintiff who fails to prosecute); as, the plaintiff was non-prossed.
    Non prosequitur - () A judgment entered against the plaintiff in a suit where he does not appear to prosecute. See Nolle prosequi.
    Prosaic - (a.) Alt. of Prosaical
    Prosaical - (a.) Of or pertaining to prose; resembling prose; in the form of prose; unpoetical; writing or using prose; as, a prosaic composition.
    Prosaical - (a.) Dull; uninteresting; commonplace; unimaginative; prosy; as, a prosaic person.
    Prosaicism - (n.) The quality or state of being prosaic; a prosaic manner or style.
    Prosaism - (n.) That which is in the form of prose writing; a prosaic manner.
    Prosaist - (n.) A writer of prose; an unpoetical writer.
    Prosal - (a.) Of or pertaining to prose; prosaic.
    Proscenia - (pl. ) of Proscenium
    Proscenium - (n.) The part where the actors performed; the stage.
    Proscenium - (n.) The part of the stage in front of the curtain; sometimes, the curtain and its framework.
    Proscolices - (pl. ) of Proscolex
    Proscolex - (n.) An early larval form of a trematode worm; a redia. See Redia.
    Proscribed - (imp. & p. p.) of Proscribe
    Proscribing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Proscribe
    Proscribe - (v. t.) To doom to destruction; to put out of the protection of law; to outlaw; to exile; as, Sylla and Marius proscribed each other's adherents.
    Proscribe - (v. t.) To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as, the Puritans proscribed theaters.
    Proscriber - (n.) One who, or that which, proscribes, denounces, or prohibits.
    Proscript - (n.) A proscription; a prohibition; an interdict.
    Proscript - (n.) One who is proscribed.
    Proscription - (n.) The act of proscribing; a dooming to death or exile; outlawry; specifically, among the ancient Romans, the public offer of a reward for the head of a political enemy; as, under the triumvirate, many of the best Roman citizens fell by proscription.
    Proscription - (n.) The state of being proscribed; denunciation; interdiction; prohibition.
    Proscriptional - (a.) Proscriptive.
    Proscriptionist - (n.) One who proscribes.
    Proscriptive - (a.) Of or pertaining to proscription; consisting in, or of the nature of, proscription; proscribing.
    Prose - (n.) The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition.
    Prose - (n.) Hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
    Prose - (n.) A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass. See Sequence.
    Prose - (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as, prose composition.
    Prose - (a.) Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics; plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.
    Prosed - (imp. & p. p.) of Prose
    Prosing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prose
    Prose - (v. t.) To write in prose.
    Prose - (v. t.) To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
    Prose - (v. i.) To write prose.
    Prosector - (n.) One who makes dissections for anatomical illustration; usually, the assistant of a professional anatomist.
    Prosecutable - (a.) Capable of being prosecuted; liable to prosecution.
    Prosecuted - (imp. & p. p.) of Prosecute
    Prosecuting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prosecute
    Prosecute - (v. t.) To follow or pursue with a view to reach, execute, or accomplish; to endeavor to obtain or complete; to carry on; to continue; as, to prosecute a scheme, hope, or claim.
    Prosecute - (v. t.) To seek to obtain by legal process; as, to prosecute a right or a claim in a court of law.
    Prosecute - (v. t.) To pursue with the intention of punishing; to accuse of some crime or breach of law, or to pursue for redress or punishment, before a legal tribunal; to proceed against judicially; as, to prosecute a man for trespass, or for a riot.
    Prosecute - (v. i.) To follow after.
    Prosecute - (v. i.) To institute and carry on a legal prosecution; as, to prosecute for public offenses.
    Prosecution - (n.) The act or process of prosecuting, or of endeavoring to gain or accomplish something; pursuit by efforts of body or mind; as, the prosecution of a scheme, plan, design, or undertaking; the prosecution of war.
    Prosecution - (n.) The institution and carrying on of a suit in a court of law or equity, to obtain some right, or to redress and punish some wrong; the carrying on of a judicial proceeding in behalf of a complaining party, as distinguished from defense.
    Prosecution - (n.) The institution, or commencement, and continuance of a criminal suit; the process of exhibiting formal charges against an offender before a legal tribunal, and pursuing them to final judgment on behalf of the state or government, as by indictment or information.
    Prosecution - (n.) The party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted.
    Prosecutor - (n.) One who prosecutes or carries on any purpose, plan, or business.
    Prosecutor - (n.) The person who institutes and carries on a criminal suit against another in the name of the government.
    Prosecutrix - (n.) A female prosecutor.
    Proselyte - (n.) A new convert especially a convert to some religion or religious sect, or to some particular opinion, system, or party; thus, a Gentile converted to Judaism, or a pagan converted to Christianity, is a proselyte.
    Proselyted - (imp. & p. p.) of Proselyte
    Proselyting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Proselyte
    Proselyte - (v. t.) To convert to some religion, opinion, or system; to bring over.
    Proselytism - (n.) The act or practice of proselyting; the making of converts to a religion or a religious sect, or to any opinion, system, or party.
    Proselytism - (n.) Conversion to a religion, system, or party.
    proselytized - (imp. & p. p.) of Proselytize
    Proselytizing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Proselytize
    Proselytize - (v. t.) To convert to some religion, system, opinion, or the like; to bring, or cause to come, over; to proselyte.
    Proselytize - (v. i.) To make converts or proselytes.
    Proselytizer - (n.) One who proselytes.
    Proseman - (n.) A writer of prose.
    Proseminary - (n.) A seminary which prepares pupils for a higher institution.
    Prosemination - (n.) Propagation by seed.
    Prosencephalic - (a.) Of or pertaining to the prosencephalon.
    Prosencephalon - (n.) The anterior segment of the brain, including the cerebrum and olfactory lobes; the forebrain.
    Prosencephalon - (n.) The cerebrum.
    Prosenchyma - (n.) A general term applied to the tissues formed of elongated cells, especially those with pointed or oblique extremities, as the principal cells of ordinary wood.
    Proser - (n.) A writer of prose.
    Proser - (n.) One who talks or writes tediously.
    Prosiliency - (n.) The act of leaping forth or forward; projection.
    Prosily - (adv.) In a prosy manner.
    Prosimetrical - (a.) Consisting both of prose and verse.
    Prosimiae - (n. pl.) Same as Lemuroidea.
    Prosiness - (n.) The quality or state of being prosy; tediousness; tiresomeness.
    Prosing - (n.) Writing prose; speaking or writing in a tedious or prosy manner.
    Prosingly - (adv.) Prosily.
    Prosiphon - (n.) A minute tube found in the protoconch of ammonites, and not connected with the true siphon.
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    Dysprosium - n. Metallic element of the lanthanide series. [greek dusprositos hard to get at]
    Leprosy - n. Contagious disease that damages the skin and nerves. leprous adj. [related to *leper]
    Prosaic - adj. 1 like prose, lacking poetic beauty. 2 unromantic; dull; commonplace. prosaically adv. [latin: related to *prose]
    Pros and cons - n.pl. Reasons or considerations for and against a proposition etc.
    Proscenium - n. (pl. -s or -nia) part of the stage in front of the curtain and the enclosing arch. [greek: related to *scene]
    Proscribe - v. (-bing) 1 forbid, esp. By law. 2 reject or denounce (a practice etc.). 3 outlaw (a person). proscription n. Proscriptive adj. [latin, = publish in writing]
    Prose - n. 1 ordinary written or spoken language not in verse. 2 passage of prose, esp. For translation into a foreign language. 3 dull or matter-of-fact quality (prose of existence). v. (-sing) talk tediously. [latin prosa from oratio straightforward (discourse)]
    Prosecute - v. (-ting) 1 (also absol.) Institute legal proceedings against (a person), or with reference to (a claim, crime, etc.) (decided not to prosecute). 2 formal carry on (a trade, pursuit, etc.). prosecutor n. [latin prosequor -secut- pursue]
    Prosecution - n. 1 a institution and continuation of (esp. Criminal) legal proceedings. B prosecuting party in a court case. 2 prosecuting or being prosecuted (in the prosecution of his hobby).
    Proselyte - n. 1 person converted, esp. Recently, from one opinion, creed, party, etc., to another. 2 convert to judaism. proselytism n. [latin proselytus from greek]
    Proselytize - v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) (also absol.) Convert or seek to convert from one belief etc. To another.
    Prose poem - n. Piece of poetic writing in prose.
    Prosody - n. 1 science of versification. 2 the study of speech-rhythms. prosodic adj. Prosodist n. [greek pros to: related to *ode]
    Prospect - n. 1 a (often in pl.) Expectation, esp. Of success in a career etc. (job with no prospects). B something one expects (don't relish the prospect of meeting him). 2 extensive view of landscape etc. (striking prospect). 3 mental picture. 4 possible or probable customer, subscriber, etc. v. (usu. Foll. By for) explore, search (esp. A region) for gold etc. prospector n. [latin: related to *prospectus]
    Prospective - adj. Some day to be; expected; future (prospective bridegroom). [latin: related to *prospectus]
    Prospectus - n. (pl. -tuses) printed document advertising or describing a school, commercial enterprise, forthcoming book, etc. [latin, = prospect, from prospicio -spect- look forward]
    Prosper - v. Be successful, thrive. [latin prospero]
    Prosperity - n. Prosperous state; wealth; success.
    Prosperous - adj. 1 successful; rich; thriving. 2 auspicious (prosperous wind). prosperously adv. [french from latin]
    Prostate - n. (in full prostate gland) gland round the neck of the bladder in male mammals, releasing part of the semen. prostatic adj. [greek prostates one who stands before]
    Prosthesis - n. (pl. -theses) 1 artificial leg etc; false tooth, breast, etc. 2 branch of surgery dealing with prostheses. prosthetic adj. [greek, = placing in addition]
    Prostitute - n. 1 woman who engages in sexual activity for payment. 2 (usu. Male prostitute) man or boy who engages in sexual activity, esp. With homosexual men, for payment. v. (-ting) 1 (esp. Refl.) Make a prostitute of (esp. Oneself). 2 misuse or offer (one's talents, skills, name, etc.) For money etc. prostitution n. [latin prostituo -tut- offer for sale]
    Prostrate - adj. 1 a lying face downwards, esp. In submission. B lying horizontally. 2 overcome, esp. By grief, exhaustion, etc. 3 growing along the ground. v. (-ting) 1 lay or throw (esp. A person) flat. 2 refl. Throw (oneself) down in submission etc. 3 overcome; make weak. prostration n. [latin prosterno -strat- throw in front]
    Prosy - adj. (-ier, -iest) tedious, commonplace, dull (prosy talk). prosily adv. Prosiness n.
    Public prosecutor - n. Law officer acting on behalf of the state or in the public interest.

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