1. major premise the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term
  2. major premiss the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term
  3. minor premise the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term
  4. minor premiss the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term
  5. compromise an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
  6. premise a statement that is held to be true
  7. major term the term in a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion
  8. surprise come upon or take unawares
  9. Missouri primrose evening-opening primrose of south central United States
  10. major power a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
  11. merbromine a mercurial compound applied topically as an antiseptic
  12. Missouri Compromise an agreement in 1820 between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States concerning the extension of slavery into new territories
  13. major form class any of the major parts of speech of traditional grammar
  14. major axis the longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid
  15. promise a verbal commitment agreeing to do something in the future
  16. major mode a key whose harmony is based on the major scale
  17. chlorpromazine a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
  18. majority rule the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
  19. majority operation a threshold operation in which each operand is 0 or 1
  20. Menispermaceae herbaceous or woody climbers