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portion
一部分 (noun) an amount or part of something
pose
(verb) to cause a problem or ask a difficult question; sit still in a particular position so someone can paint or photograph you
positive
积极 (adj) full of hope and confidence
potential
潜力 (adj) possible when the necessary conditions exist
practitioner
医生 (noun) someone in a skilled job eg. a nurse is a health practitioner
precede
优于 (verb) go before
precise
精确 (adj) exact
predict
预测 (verb) to say what will happen in the future
predominant
优越的 (adj) more noticeable or important
preliminary
初步 (adj) coming before
presume
假定 (verb) believe something to be true because it is very likely
previous
前 (adj) happening or existing before something or someone else
primary
主要 (adj) more important or main
prime
黄金 (adj) main, best or most important
principal
(adj) main or most important; (noun) headteacher
principle
原则 (noun) a basic idea or rule that explains or controls how something works
prior
先 (adj) earlier, before
priority
优先 (noun) something that is very important and must be dealt with before other things
proceed
继续 (verb) continue or go forward
process
(noun) a series of actions or changes; (verb) to deal with information or documents in an official way
professional
专业的 (adj) related to work that needs special training or education
prohibit
禁止 (verb) to refuse to allow or to make impossible
project
(noun) a carefully planned piece of work that has a particular purpose; (verb) to stick out
promote
促进 (verb) encourage or support
proportion
比例 (noun) amount or part of something when compared to the whole
prospect
(noun) the idea or possibility of something good happening in the future; (verb) to search for gold or oil