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pervade
to spread throughout
philanthropist
love of mankind
Philistine
a narrow-minded person when relating to cultural values
phlegmatic
calm; not easily disturbed; dull peak
pinnacle
peak
piquant
pleasantly savory: pungent
pithy
concise
placate
to pacify; to conciliate
platitude
a flat or trite remark
plebeian
common people
plethora
an excessive quantity or fullness
poignant
deeply moving
portend
to foretell
portentous
ominous; serious
pragmatic
practical
prate
to talk long and speak foolishly
precarious
risky
preclude
to shut out; to eliminate
precursor
forerunner
prevaricate
to lie
probity
incorruptibility
proclivity
an inherent inclination
prodigal
wasteful
prodigious
huge; enormous
profligate
dissipated; completely immoral (as in a drunk)
prolific
producing young or fruit abundantly
prolix
verbose
propensity
an intense preference
propitiate
appease
prosaic
common place: dull
protract
to prolong in time or space
proximity
nearness
prurient
lascivious (lustful) in thought or desire
pseudonym
a fictitious name
puerile
childish, silly
pugnacious
having a quarrelsome or combative nature
puissant
powerful, mighty, potent
pulchritude
beauty
punctilious
laying stress on form; precise
pungent
stringing: caustic
punitive
inflicting or involving punishment
purge
to cleanse or purify
purport
meaning conveyed or implied
pusillanimous
cowardly
quaff
to drink deeply or repeatedly
qualms
misgivings
quay
wharf; dock; landing place
quell
calm; to put down
querulous
whining
quintessence
purest and highest state