prone vs supine :

prone or supine

“Prone” (face down) is often confused with “supine” (face up). Some people use the phrase “soup in navel” to help them remember the meaning of the latter word. “Prostrate” technically also means “face down,” but is often usedto mean simply “devastated.”See also “.”

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  • s  having a tendency (to); often used in combination
    a child prone to mischief
  • s  lying face downward

  • s  lying face upward
  • s  offering no resistance
    No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried"- Theodore Roosevelt
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