Pre- Vocabulary Words Quiz

Based on the definitions, guess these words that start with the letters "pre".
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Last updated: August 27, 2018
First submittedMay 11, 2010
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To warm the oven beforehand
To order a drug for a patient
A tough spot. A bit of a pickle
First part of the U.S. Constitution
Introductory musical piece
It keeps food fresh
Like a tail that can grab things
Of the time before recorded events
Police district
Rain or snow, for example
Slang for a pre-wedding legal agreement
The beginning part of some words
What a child prodigy is
Like a crime that was planned in advance
Prior to birth
Type of human tooth
To enter the plane before others
One of the parts of speech
Level 68
Jun 25, 2010
15/20 PRE Vocab.
Level 78
Jul 29, 2010
I didn't get preoccupied...I must have been!
Level 53
Apr 24, 2015
Level 60
Nov 14, 2016
Preoccupied doesn't mean distracted, does it?
Level 42
Oct 10, 2011
14/20 - and I didn't get prehead !! :(
Level 71
May 5, 2017
I wonder why?
Level 44
Nov 15, 2011
Preloved should definitely by accepted for used - just as valid as preowned
Level 50
Aug 29, 2013
Exactly, preloved is the only term I could come up with and the only one I've heard before
Level 65
Apr 11, 2017
What ??
Level 43
Feb 6, 2012
Am I the only one who never even heard of the word "prelapsarian"??
Level 79
Feb 10, 2012
Seriously....pre-pubescent is not accepted for ages 9-12?
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.
Level 74
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 :)
Level 20
Mar 25, 2012
please accept prescription for prescribe
Level 20
May 23, 2012
could prehistory work for the prehistoric question, or would the phrasing of the question make my suggestion not work?
Level 90
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!
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.

Level 20
Dec 22, 2012
Prior to birth I put pre-life lol... Well.. I thought it was funny
Level 46
Apr 28, 2013
Surely, prior to birth you're pregnant.
Level 84
May 5, 2013
More like prior to giving birth. Though... kids these days are doing things younger and younger so...
Level 90
Jan 24, 2019
very few babies are pregnant before they are born
Level 73
May 11, 2013
2.53 left. yay me!
Level 26
Jul 4, 2013
I really shouldn't make so many presumptions
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. :)
Level 24
Feb 13, 2014
For a tough spot or a pickle, precarious should be allowed?
Level 72
Jun 14, 2021
noun/adjective mismatch
Level 55
Apr 28, 2014
Looks like a lot of people are not precocious.
Level 77
Sep 16, 2014
I tried pretreatment for keeping food fresh, such as dipping apples slices in a citrus solution or blanching veggies before freezing.
Level 9
Dec 13, 2014
Level 57
Jan 23, 2016
Preserve should be allowed for preservative I think
Level 73
Apr 1, 2017
Knew it was wrong but only thing I could of for what a child prodigy is - preferred
Level 44
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.

Level 65
Apr 22, 2018
Could preternatural work for the child prodigy question?
Level 44
Jun 14, 2018
What about predicate for a part of speech?
Level 67
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.