preponderance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word preponderance
ponderous means weighty, unwieldy...so preponderance may be remembered as something having heavy weight, quantity or power
prePONDeRANCe...In monetary value, the POUND is superior to the FRANC.
pre- pond- e - rance. Consider only pond and d(r)ance .. Earlier times witnessed lot of kings enjoying dance with decorations around ponds and lakes !! So this means superiority of power, quality.