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LA Vocab 7 and 8

antebellum adj. Of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War
antecedent n. A thing that precedes adj. Preceding; going before
anterior adj. Coming before in position or time
avant-garde adj. Ahead of the times, especially in the arts n. A group that is ahead of time
vanguard n. The foremost position, especially of an army or fleet n. Leaders of a movement, fashion, etc.
precept n. A command; a rule of conduct
predestination n. The belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power
preempt/pre-empt v. To take possession of something before anyone else can do so
premonition n. a warning in advance
preposterous adj. Absurd; contrary to nature or reason
pretentious adj. Showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction
premier adj. First in time or importance n. A prime minister or head of state
primate n. An archibishop or bishop who ranks highest among others n. A member of the order of animals that includes monkeys, apes, and humans
prime n. First in rank, excellence, quality, importance, or time adj. Chief; most important
primeval adj. Belonging to the first ages; ancient
primordial adj. Primeval; original; fundamental
posterior adj. Situated behind or at the back
posterity n. Future generations n. A person's descendants
posthumous adj. Occurring or continuing after death, especially a work published after the author's death or a child born after the father's death
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