Power Prefix: pro – 10 Words


move ahead; travel onward in time or space

In January, the board decided that the most responsible course was to proceed with a library-only project and add a fifth floor to the building.
—Washington Post Apr 17, 2015

the act of moving forward, as toward a goal

The parade is actually a procession of people walking along the street, marking Easter Sunday.
—Washington Times Apr 5, 2015

present for acceptance or rejection

Suddenly the man known for his deep suspicion of journalists opened up to anybody who would proffer a microphone.
—Economist Mar 19, 2015

state or announce

He proclaimed that he would banish world hunger with something called the miracle berry.
—New York Times Apr 17, 2015

the quality of having great facility and competence

The Indiana State Board of Education eliminated cursive as a requirement for student instruction in 2011 in favor of keyboard proficiency.
—Washington Times Apr 19, 2015

conspicuous in position or importance

Mr Navalny, an activist and regular blogger, is among Russia’s most prominent opposition figures.
—BBC Apr 17, 2015

become distributed or widespread

The extra heat propagates up through the mantle to the crust, where it shakes the continents around, causing violent earthquakes and volcanic activity.
—Slate Mar 30, 2015

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Proponents of criminalizing drug use often argue that it is necessary to keep people from harming themselves or others.
—MSNBC Apr 20, 2015

a suggestion offered for acceptance or rejection

It’s based on a simple proposition: Our day-to-day reality is based on what we see and hear with what we experience.
—A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age

the act of moving forward

The 3-billion mile trip was made possible by Dawn’s ion propulsion engines, which provide gentle yet constant acceleration and are more efficient than conventional thrusters.
—Time Mar 6, 2015

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