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Peremptory
ADJECTIVE
having the nature of a command in that it does not allow discussion
Perjure
VERB
to lie deliberately while under oath
Permeate
VERB
to spread through, to penetrate
Pernicious
ADJECTIVE
highly injurious or harmful
Persevere
VERB
to continue steadfastly
Phobia
NOUN
an intense, irrational fear of something
Plagiarism
NOUN
the use of another person's writings
Plaintive
ADJECTIVE
sorrowful or melancholy
Plethora
NOUN
superabundance or excess
Poignant
ADJECTIVE
keenly touching or moving
Precarious
ADJECTIVE
dangerously insecure, unstable, or uncertain
Precocious
ADJECTIVE
developing unusually early
Predatory
ADJECTIVE
preying on, plundering, or piratical
Prelude
NOUN
an introductory piece of music
Premise
NOUN/VERB
a statement from which a conclusion is drawn
Prerogative
NOUN
a special right or privilege that belongs to a person of rank
Probity
NOUN
unquestionable honesty or uprightness
Procrastinate
VERB
to delay action
Prodigious
ADJECTIVE
extradordinary in size or extent
Proliferate
VERB
to increase rapidly in size or abundance
Promulgate
VERB
to announce officially as a law
Propensity
NOUN
a natural tendency or inclination
Propitiate
VERB
to appease or pacify
Protracted
ADJECTIVE
extended or prolonged excessively
Prowess
NOUN
superior courage, ability, or skill
Pseudonym
NOUN
a fictitious name assumed by an author
Purge
NOUN/VERB
to cleanse or purify
Pusillanimous
ADJECTIVE
contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
Quell
VERB
to bring an to an end, usually by force
Quixotic
ADJECTIVE
high-minded but impractical