adj. 冗長的, 羅唆的 [(of a speech, writer, etc) using too many words and so boring to listen to or read]
ps. wordy, verbose, long-winded
字源：from L. prolixus "extended," lit. "poured out," from pro- "forth" + base of liquere "to flow"
ex. Its prolixity kept people from going to church.
n.序言、開場白 [ a story的opening, 用於drama, novel, film etc ]
prologue and epilogue
prologue 就是setup story的介紹
epilogue 就像One piece 漫畫中的SBS(which tells you what happens after the end of a story)
The Sleeping Beauty Ballet (Tchaikovsky) -Prologue
v. [to lengthen in time]
c.f. elongate and prolong
ex. Prolonged exposure to radiation in the air, ground and food can cause cancers.
ex. drugs that help to prolong life 延年益壽的藥物
pro-menade(L. minare;to drive animals)
v. [ take a leisurely walk]
note: 類似的字有 stroll, ramble都可以當作飯後散步的那種走。promenade 顯得是個big word，在口語中不常出現。
ex. I enjoy strolling in the small park near my school. Rambling in it, I can relax and feel optimistic. (2014 Jan補)
n. [public place for walking, esp a paved area along the waterfront at the seaside]
wiki: promenade des anglais
adj. [standing out so as to be seen easily; widely known; eminent]
ex. prominent cheek-bones.
ex. The house is in a prominent position on the village green.
ex. a prominent political figure
ps. prominent = preeminent= eminent
v. [raise sb to a higher position or rank; help the progress of (sth); encourage or support ]
ex. She worked hard and was soon promoted.
v.促使或激勵 [cause or incite (sb) to do sth]
ex. What prompted him to be so generous?
ex. The accident prompted her to renew her insurance.
n. [something that prompts]
ex. 給予演員﹑ 發言者等的 提詞
adj. 及時的; 迅速的[done without delay]
ex. a prompt reply
字源：from L. promptus "brought forth, at hand, ready, quick," prop. pp. of promere "to bring forth," from pro- "forward" + emere "to take"(see exempt).Theatrical sense of "to assist a speaker with lines" is first recorded early 15c.
v. [to make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or put into operation (a law, decree of a court, etc.).]
ex. promulgate a belief, an idea, a theory, etc
adj. [having a tendency or inclination]
ex. prone to fall asleep on long car journeys
adj. [lying flat, esp face downwards]
ex.in a prone position
ps. prone and supine.