1. preferred shares stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
  2. performing arts arts or skills that require public performance
  3. preferment the act of preferring
  4. preference shares stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
  5. performance the act of doing something successfully
  6. profit margin the ratio gross profits divided by net sales
  7. preferred stock stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
  8. retail merchant a merchant who sells goods at retail
  9. refried beans dried beans cooked and mashed and then fried in lard with various seasonings
  10. line of merchandise a particular kind of product or merchandise
  11. preference the right or chance to choose
  12. prevaricate be deliberately ambiguous or unclear
  13. preformation a theory (popular in the 18th century and now discredited) that an individual develops by simple enlargement of a tiny fully formed organism (a homunculus) that exists in the germ cell
  14. Rutherford Birchard Hayes 19th President of the United States
  15. wine merchant someone who sells wine
  16. grain merchant a merchant who deals in food grains
  17. rug merchant a merchant who sells rugs
  18. provost marshal the supervisor of the military police
  19. Georg Friedrich Handel a prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)
  20. reference the act of consulting