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speak [Esc]  a. full of pores; able to absorb fluids; full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through

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speak [Esc]  n. descendants collectively; the race that proceeds from a progenitor; future generations

Spelling Word: posterity
speak [Esc]  n. position or arrangement of the body and its limbs

Spelling Word: posture
speak [Esc]  a. uncertain; risky; dangerously lacking in security or stability

Spelling Word: precarious
speak [Esc]  n. act or instance that may be used as example in subsequent similar cases

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speak [Esc]  n. cliff; overhanging or extremely steep mass of rock; dangerous position

Spelling Word: precipice
speak [Esc]  a. extremely steep; descending rapidly, or rushing onward

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speak [Esc]  n. a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

Spelling Word: preface
speak [Esc]  a. first public performance, as of a movie or play; premier

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speak [Esc]  n. superiority in numbers or amount

Spelling Word: preponderance
speak [Esc]  n. something that is required in advance; necessity; required as a prior condition

Spelling Word: prerequisite
speak [Esc]  v. dictate; guide; advise the use of; assert a right; claim

Spelling Word: prescribe
speak [Esc]  v. be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director; direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer

Spelling Word: preside
speak [Esc]  a. honored; respected; reputed; exerting influence by reason of high status

Spelling Word: prestigious
speak [Esc]  a. preceding in the order of time; former; previous

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speak [Esc]  a. inclined; lying face downward; having a tendency

Spelling Word: prone
speak [Esc]  n. natural inclination; tendency or preference; predilection

Spelling Word: propensity
speak [Esc]  n. one who has legal title to something; owner

Spelling Word: proprietor
speak [Esc]  n. fitness; correct conduct; quality of being proper; appropriateness

Spelling Word: propriety
speak [Esc]  n. someone who explores an area for mineral deposits

Spelling Word: prospector
speak [Esc]  v. flourish; thrive; gain in wealth; grow stronger

Spelling Word: prosper
speak [Esc]  n. pen name; fictitious name used when someone performs a particular social role

Spelling Word: pseudonym
speak [Esc]  n. extinct flying reptiles that existed during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods

Spelling Word: pterodactyl
speak [Esc]  n. great physical beauty and appeal; attractive moral excellence; moral beauty

Spelling Word: pulchritude
speak [Esc]  a. marked by precise accordance with details

Spelling Word: punctilious
speak [Esc]  a. stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic

Spelling Word: pungent
speak [Esc]  n. pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing

Spelling Word: quintessence
speak [Esc]  v. call up or summon; call together for a common purpose

Spelling Word: rally
speak [Esc]  v. grow worse; cause persistent irritation or resentment

Spelling Word: rankle
speak [Esc]  v. destroy completely; scrape or shave off

Spelling Word: raze
speak [Esc]  v. retract a previous statement; sing over again; utter repeatedly in song

Spelling Word: recant
speak [Esc]  n. container; reservoir; an object or space used to contain something

Spelling Word: receptacle
speak [Esc]  n. rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course

Spelling Word: reclamation
speak [Esc]  n. one who lives in solitude; withdrawn from the world; reclusive

Spelling Word: recluse
speak [Esc]  v. render an equivalent to, for service, loss; requite; remunerate; compensate; give in return; pay back

Spelling Word: recompense
speak [Esc]  n. one that is turned or applied to for aid or security; resort for help or protection; access or admittance

Spelling Word: recourse
speak [Esc]  n. uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment

Spelling Word: rectitude
speak [Esc]  v. purchase back; regain possession of by payment; ransom or rescue from captivity; pay penalty; make amends for

Spelling Word: redeem
speak [Esc]  a. exceeding what is necessary or natural; repetitious; excessively wordy

Spelling Word: redundant
speak [Esc]  n. one who flees to shelter, or place of safety

Spelling Word: refugee
speak [Esc]  n. prescribed diet and habits; a systematic plan for therapy; governmental rule or control

Spelling Word: regimen
speak [Esc]  n. retort; comeback; answer to a reply

Spelling Word: rejoinder
speak [Esc]  v. make young again; restore to youthful vigor or appearance

Spelling Word: rejuvenate
speak [Esc]  v. give in; become more compassionate or forgiving; cause to soften in attitude or temper

Spelling Word: relent
speak [Esc]  v. recollect and tell of past experiences or events; talk or write about memories of the past, especially pleasant memories

Spelling Word: reminisce
speak [Esc]  n. remainder; small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists

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speak [Esc]  n. meeting at a prearranged time and place; popular gathering place; prearranged meeting point for troops or ships

Spelling Word: rendezvous
speak [Esc]  n. translation, often interpretive; performance of a musical or dramatic work

Spelling Word: rendition
speak [Esc]  v. deny; go back on; fail to fulfill promise or obligation

Spelling Word: renege
speak [Esc]  n. list of works of music or drama; class of compositions in a genre; range or number of skills

Spelling Word: repertoire
speak [Esc]  n. copy or reproduction of a work of art

Spelling Word: replica
speak [Esc]  v. express disapproval or disappointment; bring shame upon; disgrace

Spelling Word: reproach
speak [Esc]  a. elastic; having power of springing back or recover readily

Spelling Word: resilient
speak [Esc]  a. impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control

Spelling Word: restive
speak [Esc]  v. restored to life; restore consciousness, vigor, or life to; revive

Spelling Word: resuscitate
speak [Esc]  v. do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront

Spelling Word: retaliate
speak [Esc]  a. holding; having quality, power, or capacity of retaining, as to retain knowledge with ease

Spelling Word: retentive
speak [Esc]  n. following members; attendants accompanying high-ranking person

Spelling Word: retinue
speak [Esc]  v. do punishment in return for injury or insult; avenge

Spelling Word: revenge
speak [Esc]  n. art or study of using language effectively and persuasively; insincere language

Spelling Word: rhetoric
speak [Esc]  v. pierce with numerous holes; perforate; permeate or spread throughout

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speak [Esc]  n. rough, disorderly person; boisterous person

Spelling Word: rowdy