3. aptitude, gift, genius, talent, faculty, readiness, skill.
proper, adj. 1. suitable, appropriate, apt, apposite, apropos; fit, fitting, befitting, Brit. Dial, gradely, meet, Fr. comme il faut, according to Hoyle; expedient, advantageous, advisable; just, right, commensurate, proportionate, equitable, equivalent, correspondent; in character, in keeping, suited, adapted, compatible.
2. seemly, decorous, decent, becoming; tasteful, in good taste, dignified, refined, polished, elegant, genteel; stiff, formal, strict, straight-arrow, fastidious, fussy, finicky, finical.
3. accurate, precise, exact, right, correct; regular, usual, customary, accustomed, normal, routine.
4. own, peculiar, distinctive, individual; innate, natural, indigenous, inherent; belonging, characteristic, representative, specific.
property, n. 1. belongings, effects, personal effects, chattels, possessions, Inf. things, SI. stuff, SI. junk; baggage, bag and baggage, gear, paraphernalia, accouterments, appurtenances, appointments, goods; All Law. personalty, choses, choses in possession or action, choses transitory.
2. means, investments, assets, fortune, capital, worth; income, money, revenue, stock, substance.
3. real estate, realty, land, acreage, grounds; yard, lawn, plot; allodium, estate, demesne, Law. messuage.
4. ownership, possession, tenure, hold, proprietorship, lordship, monopoly.
5. quality, attribute, distinction, note, mark, cachet; characteristic, character, feature, trait, trademark, earmark, badge; idiosyncrasy, idiocrasy, singularity; eccentricity, peculiarity, quirk, oddity.
prophecy, n. 1. prognostication, foretelling, prediction; foresight, precognition, foreknowledge, prescience, prevision, presentiment, second sight, clairvoyance.
2. fortunetelling, augury, divination; palmistry, palm-reading, crystal-gazing; horoscopy, astrology, stargazing; dowsing, witching. See - fortunetelling and
divination (def. 2). prophesy, v. 1. foretell, forespeak, augur, Obs. auspicate, divine, soothsay, foresee; read or interpret signs and omens, read palms or tea leaves, tell fortunes, see in the stars; forewarn, Rare, premonish; predict, prognosticate, forecast, vaticinate, Med prognose; project, envision, see in the future, see in one's crystal ball; speculate, guess, theorize, hypothesize, conjecture.
2. foreshadow, presage, portend, forebode, bode, foretoken, point to, omen; herald, harbinger, prefigure, signify, indicate, promise, hint at, intimate, tell of, announce, proclaim.
prophet, n. 1. diviner, soothsayer, seer, clairvoyant, oracle, augur, fortuneteller, prognosticator, forecaster, predictor; palmist, Chaldean, astrologer, horoscoper, astromancer, geomancer, (in ancient Rome) haruspex; prophetess, sibyl, witch; sorcerer, conjurer, wizard, magician, necromancer.
2. conjecturer, surmiser, guesser, theorizer, theorist, hypothesizer, hypothesist; interpreter, reader, expounder, explainer.
3. spokesman, proclaimer, adherent, follower, preacher, publicist, promoter, booster, pusher.
prophetic, adj. 1. oracular, augural, divinatory, vaticinal, mantic, fatidic, sibyllic; predictive, prognostic, foretelling, forecasting, forewarning; premonitory, significant, meaningful; preindicative, foretokening, foreshowing, foreshadowing.