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:be a sign or warning of (an imminent event, typically an unwelcome one)., an omen or portent.
Synonym:augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy,
Sentence:”the heavy clouds above the moorland presaged snow”
Meaning:widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.
Synonym:status, standing, stature
Sentence: “the firm has recently gained considerable prestige
Meaning:(of a person or their behaviour) failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate.
Synonym:brazen, overconfident, arrogant, egotistical,
Sentence: “I hope I won’t be considered presumptuous if I offer some advice”
Meaning:attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.
Sentence: “pretentious art films”
Meaning:the action of prophesying future events.
Synonym:prediction, forecast, prophecy, divination
Sentence:”an unprecedented amount of soul-searching and prognostication”