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protruding
  • v  extend out or project in space
  • v  bulge outward
  • v  swell or protrude outwards
  • s  extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
    his protruding ribs
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proud
  • a  feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
    proud parents
    proud of his accomplishments
    a proud moment
    proud to serve his country
    a proud name
    proud princes
  • s  having or displaying great dignity or nobility
    proud alpine peaks
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proud_of
  • s  feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth
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proustian
  • a  of or relating to or in the manner of Marcel Proust
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provable
  • s  capable of being demonstrated or proved
    practical truth provable to all men"- Walter Bagehot
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proved
  • v  be shown or be found to be
    She proved to be right
  • v  establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
  • v  provide evidence for
  • v  prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
  • v  put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
  • v  increase in volume
  • v  cause to puff up with a leaven
  • v  take a trial impression of
  • v  obtain probate of
  • a  established beyond doubt
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proven
  • v  be shown or be found to be
  • v  establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
  • v  provide evidence for
  • v  prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
  • v  put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
  • v  increase in volume
  • v  cause to puff up with a leaven
  • v  take a trial impression of
  • v  obtain probate of
  • a  established beyond doubt
    a proven liar
    a Soviet leader of proven shrewdness
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provencal
  • n  the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)
  • a  of or relating to Provence or its people or their culture
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proverbial
  • a  of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb
    he kicked the proverbial bucket
    the proverbial grasshopper
  • s  widely known and spoken of
    her proverbial lateness
    the proverbial absentminded professor
    your proverbial dizzy blonde
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provident
  • a  providing carefully for the future
    wild squirrels are provident
    a provident father plans for his children's education
  • s  careful in regard to your own interests
    wild squirrels are provident
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providential
  • s  peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention
    a providential recovery
  • a  relating to or characteristic of providence
    assumption that nature operates only according to a providential plan"- M.R.Cohen
  • s  resulting from divine providence
    providential care
    a providential visitation
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provincial
  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
    the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials
  • n  a country person
  • a  of or associated with a province
    provincial government
  • a  characteristic of the provinces or their people
    deeply provincial and conformist
    in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial
    narrow provincial attitudes
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provisional
  • s  under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
    a provisional government
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provisionary
  • s  under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
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provisory
  • s  subject to a proviso
    a provisory clause
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provocative
  • a  serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy
    a provocative remark
    a provocative smile
    provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
  • s  exciting sexual desire
    her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative
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