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nugatory
futile, worthless
oaf
stupid, awkward person
obdurate
stubborn
obeisance
boq
obfuscate
confuse; muddle; cause confusion
oblique
indirect; slanting
oblivious
inattentive or unmindful; wholly absorbed
obloquy
slander; disgrace; infamy
obnoxious
offensive
obsequy
funeral ceremony
obstreperous
boisterous; noisy
obtrude
push forward or intrude; butt in
obviate
make unnecessary; get rid of
officious
meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services
opprobrium
infamy; vilification
ordinance
decree
ostensible
apparent; professed; pretended
ostentatious
showy; preentious; trying to attract attention
overbearing
bossy; arrogant
overweening
presumptuous; arrogant
overwrought
extremely agitated
paean
song of praise or joy
pall
grow tiresome
pallet
small, poor bed
palpable
tangible, easily percetible
pan
criticize harshly
pander
cater to the low desires of others
panegyric
formal praise
paramour
illicit lover
parched
extremely dry; very thirsty
parley
conference
paroxysm
fit or attack of pain; laughter; rage
parry
ward off a blow; deflect
parsimony
stinginess; excessive frugality
patina
green crust on old bronze works; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
pestle
tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl
pellucid
transparent; limpid; easy to understand
pertinacious
stubborn; persistent
peremptory
demanding and leaving no choice
perpetrate
commit an offense
personable
attractive
perspicacious
having insight; astute
perspicuity
clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
perspicuous
plainly expressed
pert
impertinent; froward
piebald
of different colours; mottled; spotted
piecemeal
one part at a time; gradually
pied
variegated; multicoloured
pillory
punish by placing in a wooden frame; subject to criticism and ridicule
pine
languish; decline; long for; yearn
pinion
restrain
pith
core or marrow
plait
braid, intertwine
pluck
courage
plumb
examine cirtically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding)
polity
form of government of nation or state
ponderous
weighty; unwieldy
portend
foretell; presage
potetante
monarch; sovereign
poultice
soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
prate
speak foolishly; boast idly
precept
practical rule guiding conduct
precipitant
something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form
predilection
partiality; preference
preen
make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction
prefatory
introductory
prehensible
capable of grasping or holding
preponderance
superiority of power; quantity
prerogative
privilege; unquestionable right
prim
very precise and formal; exceedingly proper
primp
groom oneself with care; adorn oneself
proclivity
inclination; natural tendency
propitious
favorable, fortunate; advantageous
protean
versatile; able to take on many forms
protract
prolong
proscenium
part of stage in front of curtain
provident
displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for emergencies
prurient
having or causing lustful thoughts and desires
pry
inquire impertinently; use leverage to raise or open something
purchase
firm grasp or footing
putative
suppoed; reputed
quaff
drink with relish
quail
cower; lose heart
pusillanimous
cowardly; fainthearted
pummel
beat or pound with fists