PRONUNCIATION: (pruh-PEN-suh-tee)

MEANING: noun: An inclination to behave in a particular way

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin pro- (toward) + pendere (to weigh). Ultimately from the Indo-European root (s)pen- (to draw, to spin), which also gave us pendulum, spider, pound, pansy, pendant, ponder, appendix, penthouse, depend, spontaneous, vilipend, pendulous, filipendulous, equipoise, perpend, pensive, and floccipend. Earliest documented use: 1550.

PR OPEN SITE - where publicists and agents are welcome

PROP ENMITY - I can fly any jet plane made, but I just don't get along with the other kind...

PRODENSITY - I like the massive ones