1. pertinent a. 有关的=relevant
He raised several pertinent questions.
The lawyer wanted to know all the details pertinent to the case.
2. plead v. 恳求；（法庭）申诉
With that kind of man you will plead in vain.
I heard him plead in court only once.
3. ponder v. 思考
She pondered his marriage proposal for a week.
They are pondering moving their offices outside London.
4. portray v. 描绘=describe/depict
It is not easy to portray the surprise of the Indian at this discovery.
5. precede v. 先于
The we should always precede the I.
6.precedent n. 先例
This decision creates a dangerous precedent.
7. preclude n. 阻止(from)
That will preclude him from escaping.
8. predecessor n. 前任
Like its predecessor, Kentucky Fried Chicken has its own secret recipe.
9. predominant a. 主导的
Which country is the predominant member of the alliance?
10. premise n. 前提
your premise is wrong.
We must act on the premise that the worst can happen.
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