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Pre- Vocabulary Words Quiz

Based on the definitions, guess these words that start with the letters "pre".
Last updated: August 27, 2018
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Definition
Word
To warm the oven beforehand
Preheat
To order a drug for a patient
Prescribe
A tough spot. A bit of a pickle
Predicament
Distracted
Preoccupied
First part of the U.S. Constitution
Preamble
Introductory musical piece
Prelude
It keeps food fresh
Preservative
Like a tail that can grab things
Prehensile
Of the time before recorded events
Prehistoric
Police district
Precinct
Definition
Word
Rain or snow, for example
Precipitation
Used
Preowned
Slang for a pre-wedding legal agreement
Prenup
The beginning part of some words
Prefix
What a child prodigy is
Precocious
Like a crime that was planned in advance
Premeditated
Prior to birth
Prenatal
Type of human tooth
Premolar
To enter the plane before others
Preboard
One of the parts of speech
Preposition
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level 59
Jun 25, 2010
15/20 PRE Vocab.
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level 70
Jul 29, 2010
I didn't get preoccupied...I must have been!
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level 55
Apr 24, 2015
Same!
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level 61
Nov 14, 2016
Preoccupied doesn't mean distracted, does it?
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level 25
Jan 20, 2017
Well, it means you're so busy with something else you don't notice anything else. So, kind of.
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level 46
Oct 10, 2011
14/20 - and I didn't get prehead !! :(
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level 67
May 5, 2017
I wonder why?
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level 44
Nov 15, 2011
Preloved should definitely by accepted for used - just as valid as preowned
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level 54
Aug 29, 2013
Exactly, preloved is the only term I could come up with and the only one I've heard before
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level 60
Apr 11, 2017
What ??
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level 19
Dec 21, 2011
I spent ages typing and RETYPING pregnant, pregnancy etc... lol
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level 42
Feb 6, 2012
Am I the only one who never even heard of the word "prelapsarian"??
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level 75
Feb 10, 2012
Seriously....pre-pubescent is not accepted for ages 9-12?
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level 50
Feb 11, 2012
why won't this quiz accept just the part of the word that is being sought? Other vocab quizzes accept just the latter part.
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level 69
Mar 22, 2012
I went to a Christian college and took theology classes and have never heard of prelapsarian..and neither has my spell check :)
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level 20
Mar 25, 2012
please accept prescription for prescribe
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level 20
May 23, 2012
could prehistory work for the prehistoric question, or would the phrasing of the question make my suggestion not work?
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level 82
Aug 1, 2012
Prelapsarian... wow, never heard that one before. Tried a dozen permutations of premortal and similar, but to no avail :S. Thanks for the new word!
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level 16
Oct 13, 2012
yeah. Prelapsarian! That one came from a very dusty dictionary ;) I tried so many things: prefall, premalus, predamnation, prepeccato... felt like a monkey with a typewriter. Love the fact that you put one word there which is nearly impossible to guess, just to taunt people :P where would the fun be without the challenge? nicely done.
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level 21
Dec 22, 2012
Prior to birth I put pre-life lol... Well.. I thought it was funny
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level 51
Apr 28, 2013
Surely, prior to birth you're pregnant.
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level 75
May 5, 2013
More like prior to giving birth. Though... kids these days are doing things younger and younger so...
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level 73
Jan 24, 2019
very few babies are pregnant before they are born
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level 70
May 11, 2013
2.53 left. yay me!
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level 25
Jul 4, 2013
I really shouldn't make so many presumptions
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level 28
Feb 9, 2014
I think 'Premeditate' without the 'd' should be an acceptable answer. Other than that, I did really well. I like these kinds of quizzes. :)
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level 24
Feb 13, 2014
For a tough spot or a pickle, precarious should be allowed?
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level 55
Apr 28, 2014
Looks like a lot of people are not precocious.
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level 75
Sep 16, 2014
I tried pretreatment for keeping food fresh, such as dipping apples slices in a citrus solution or blanching veggies before freezing.
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level 9
Dec 13, 2014
Preach?
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level 48
Jun 15, 2015
"Predicate" is also a part of speech.
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level 66
Jul 9, 2015
^this
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level 59
Jan 23, 2016
Preserve should be allowed for preservative I think
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level 65
Apr 1, 2017
Knew it was wrong but only thing I could of for what a child prodigy is - preferred
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level 41
Feb 23, 2018
I never heard the word prehensile in my life, and I have literally forgotten what it means in the time it took me to scroll down to the bottom of the comments section so I could post this comment! Maybe I am tired....? However, one thing I do know is that a predicate is not a part of speech. A sentence has a subject and a predicate. A subject is not a part of speech either. The subject tells you who the sentence is talking about. The predicate tells you what the subject is doing.
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level 60
Apr 22, 2018
Could preternatural work for the child prodigy question?
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level 44
Jun 14, 2018
What about predicate for a part of speech?
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level 46
Dec 19, 2018
Could precariousness not be correct for predicament? And I would ve thought the preposition answer would be part of language or perhaps grammar, instead of speech. With speech I think about diphtong for instance. So not and grammar, but things to do with the mouth and pronounciation. Speaking. So it confused me and didnt think about terms for part of a sentence.
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