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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

Posit: postulate, speculate, accept that sth is true, imagine, hypothesize
Example: [It is therefore advisable to doubt everything, in fact to deny everything, to posit everything as false. He posited three basic laws of nature]

Position: The manner in which a thing is placed.

Positive:
Free from doubt or hesitation.

Posse:
group of friends, provisional police force, gang, group of people
Example: [the posse members]

Possess:
To own.

Possession:
The having holding or detention of property in one’s power or command.

Possessive:
Pertaining to the having holding or detention of property in one’s power or command.

Possessor:
holder, owner, proprietor
Example: [And what possessor of landed property would not wish to have the heir of his estate initiated, at least, not in the management of estates only, but in the proper management of farms]

Possible:
Being not beyond the reach of power natural moral or supernatural.

Postdate:
exist later than another event, follow, put a date on a check or invoice that is later than the actual time when it was made, date-stamp
Example: [He took gold from me and gave six postdated checks]

Posterior:
subsequent, rear, bottom
Example: [kindly move your posterior]

Posterity:
future generations
Example: [to preserve for posterity]

Postgraduate:
Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree.

Posthaste (Post-Haste):
hastily
Example: [They traveled posthaste to Rome to collect the award]

Posthumous:
after death
Example: [a posthumous award]

Postprandial:
after eating
Example: [postprandial sugar test]

Postscript:
afterword, supplement, added-on comment or information, additional text at the end of a letter
Example: [He took out the letter again and read the postscript carefully]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Postulate: premise supposition
Example: [Einstein postulated the theory of relativity]

Posture:
position of the body, stance, viewpoint, attitude, assume a pose
Example: [He slept through a troubled and unrestful hour, then unconsciousness began to shred away, and presently he rose drowsily to a sitting posture]

Potable:
suitable for drinking
Example: [potable water]

Potency:
Power.

Potent:
powerful
Example: [a potent drug]

Potentate:
king sovereign
Example: [the potentate spent more time playing music than governing the country]

Potential:
Anything that may be possible
Example: [potential buyers]

Potion:
brew
Example: [a magic potion]

Potpourri:
medley
Example: [a potpourri of arts and media reports]

Poultice:
soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
Example: [apply poultice to the inflammation]

Powerless:
Impotent.

Practicable:
feasible
Example: [not practicable to complete the tunnel soon]

Pragmatic:
practical
Example: [the pragmatic approach to problems]

Prate:
babble
Example: [they were prating on about the decline in moral standards]

Prattle:
foolish talk chatter
Example: [Stop your prattling and go to sleep]

Preamble:
introduction

Precarious:
risky dangerous
Example: [precarious financial position]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Precaution: care, circumspection, safety measures, prudence, safeguard
Example: [The first precaution that the corporal had taken was to disarm and bind his prisoners]

Precede:
happen before, go before, head, come first, lead

Precedence:
superiority, priority, preference
Example: [a legal precedent]

Precedent:
an act that serves as an example
Example: [There are several precedents for]

Precedential:
Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.

Precept:
law principle
Example: [This policy goes against common precepts of decency]

Precession:
the act of coming before or moving ahead, a change in the orientation of the rotational axis of a rotating body (such as a top, gyroscope, or planet), precedence
Example: [The Earth’s precession results in the planet receiving different amounts of solar energy over time., priority,]

Precipice:
edge cliff
Example: [The film opens with a shot of a climber dangling from a precipice]

Precipitant:
Moving onward quickly and heedlessly.

Precipitate:
sudden and unexpected cause
Example: [Fear of losing her job precipitated her into action]

Precipitous:
steep
Example: [a precipitous mountain path]

Precise:
detailed accurate
Example: [precise location]

Precision:
exactness state of being precise
Example: [Great precision is required to align the mirrors accurately]

Preclude:
To prevent
Example: [The governor also said laws are under review to preclude ambiguity and to close loopholes allowing suspects to evade arrest]

Preclusion:
elimination, forestalling, prevention, deterrence, obviation
Example: [In the instant case, preclusion of the witness’ testimony at trial was stipulated by counsel upon the failure of the witness to appear for examination before trial]

Precocious:
advanced
Example: [A precocious child, she went to university at the age of 15]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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