Meaning:an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important.
Synonym:preliminary, overture, opening, preparation
Sentence: "a ceasefire had been agreed as a prelude to full peace negotiations"
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"
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"
Meaning:contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.
Synonym:absurd, ridiculous, foolish, stupid, ludicrous
Sentence: "a preposterous suggestion"
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"
Meaning:occurring, awarded, or appearing after the death of the originator., (of a child) born after the death of its father.
Sentence: "he was awarded a posthumous Military Cross"
Meaning:safe to drink; drinkable.
Antonym:contaminated, dirty, foul, polluted;
Sentence: "there is no supply of potable water available"
Meaning:a mixture of dried petals and spices placed in a bowl to perfume a room.
a mixture or medley of things.
Synonym: mixture, assortment, collection, selection
Sentence: "he played a potpourri of tunes from Gilbert and Sullivan"
Meaning:dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Antonym: idealistic, impractical, unrealistic, utopian
Sentence: "a pragmatic approach to politics"
Meaning:a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
Synonym:liking, fondness, preference, partiality,
Sentence: "your predilection for pretty girls"