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pre = before 前

入门字

prevent (v.) 防止
pre/vent
before/come

进阶字

1. preclude (v.) 排除...的可能
pre/clude
before/close

  • The approaching typhoon precludes any chance of a ball game tomorrow.
    飓风接近,所以明天不可能举行球赛了。

2. prescience (n)未卜先知
pre/sci/ence
before/know/名词字尾

  • The investor demonstrated remarkable prescience by selling his stocks before the market crashed.
    这位投资人在故事崩盘前把股票脱手,展现了未卜先知的本领。

3. presentiment  (n.) 预感
pre/sent/invent
before/feel/名词字尾

  • The man had a presentiment that something might go wrong, so he chose not to board the plane.
    这个人有预感会处事,所以决定不上飞机了。

4. unprecedented ](a.)史无前例的
un/pre/ced/ented
not/before/go/形容词字尾

  • The president's proposal to visit Mainland China was unprecedented.
    总统提议访问大陆,是前所未有的提议。

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