fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication

(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)

1. The act or process of thoroughly planning a project or objective.
2. The production or formation of plans in great detail.
1. To plan in great detail.
2. To produce a plan, or plans, explicitly and with precision.
pontificate (pahn TIF i kayt") (verb), pontificates; pontificated; pontificating
1. To talk about something in an all-knowing and self-important way even when the speaker is not qualified to express such information: Jane’s friend tended to pontificate about health issues, telling other people what they should do in order to stay healthy despite the fact she was sick quite often.

Jane's daughter, who was fifteen, pontificated with her friends in her high school about the best way to raise children.

2. Etymology: from Latin pontificare, "to speak or to behave as if the person knows everything" from pons, "bridge" + facere "to make."
To act or to speak with authority.
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To act or to speak in a dogmatic way.
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post office (s) (noun), post offices (pl)
1. A public place where mail is received and sorted, distributed, delivered, and also where stamps are sold and other related services are provided: Post offices, or postal services, around the world usually sort mail and packages and provide delivery of such items to those who are supposed to receive them.
2. Etymology: the "post" that is used in this term came from a variant of Latin posita, a past participle form of ponere, "to place" or "to put".
preamplifier (s) (noun), preamplifiers (pl)
An electronic circuit or device that detects and strengthens weak signals, as from a radio receiver, for subsequent, more powerful increasing stages: A preamplifier is part of the electronic circuit in a radio or a television, designed to reinforce very inadequate electrical waves for better transmission.
prefect (s) (noun), prefects (pl)
1. An official person in Ancient Rome who had control over certain departments or directed a command or charge: In Rome of former times, Avitus was prefect of Gaul in 439 AD.
2. A senior student having the status of power over other students: One function of a prefect in a British school is to have authority over the younger students and also help to control them.
3. A person who is an administrator or executive in a government agency: The term prefect is a bit old-fashioned but can be used to designate an individual in charge of the military or even the US President who is the military commander-in-chief.
proficiency (s) (noun), proficiencies (pl)
1. An advancement in knowledge or skill: In order to get a job with Karl's company as a salesperson, potential employees must be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in dealing with other people.
2. Etymology: from Latin proficientem, "skill, expertness" from pro-, "forward, before" + facere, "to do, to make."
Skill and competence.
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proficient (adjective), more proficient, most proficient
1. A reference to the advanced degree or competence and skill an individual has or shows in some area; as in an art, a vocation, a profession, or in some branch of learning: Some people are proficient carpenters or they are proficient writers; or even proficient computer programmers.
2. Etymology: from Latin proficientem; from proficere; "to accomplish, to make progress, to be useful"; from pro-, "forward", + facere, "to make, to perform."
Relating to being well advanced in any skill.
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Referring to being very adept with special occupations.
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proficiently (adverb), more proficiently, most proficiently