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parry
evade question; dodge
parsimony
stinginess
partial
biased
pastiche
work that imitates style of previous work
patent
clear, obvious, apparent
patina
superficial covering acquired over time (green on bronze)
patrician
person of high birth, aristocrat
patronize
support with feeling of superiority, frequent customer
paucity
scarcity, poverty
paunchy
having enlarged or protruding abdomen
peccadillo
minor sin or fault
pedagogue
dull, pedantic teacher
pedant
person excessively concerned with minor detail or with displaying technical knowledge
predestine
fate
peerless
matchless, imparable; a peerless scholar, a peerless beauty
pejorative
derogatory, disparaging
pelf
welath, especially when dishonestly acquired
pellucid
easy to understand
pen
female swan
penchant
strong inclination; i have a penchant for sweetners over sugar
pension
pension something/someone off, dismiss; pay someone off
pensive
dreamily thoughtful
penury
severe poverty
perambulate
formal walk about
peremptory
imperious (demanding attention) or arrogant self-assurance
perfervid
ardent, blazing, fervent
perfidy
deceitfulness
perforate
make hole through, bore, drill, prick, punch, puncture
perfunctory
routine, mechanical
periodical
n. journal
peripatetic
traveling from place to place, nomadic
perjury
false testimony
pernicious
highly injurious, or destructive
peroration
conclution of speech
persecute
persistently harass to injure; ill-treat
persiflage
provide incentive
perspicacious
acute mental vision, keen, shrewd, argure, astucious, astute, heady
perspicuity
plain to the inderstanding
pertinacious
unyielding, tenacious, bullheaded, mulish, perverse, refractory
pertinent
clear decisive relevance, apposite, apropos, germane
peruse
examine with attention and detail
pervade
become diffused
petrify
become stony
petrography
description and classification of rocks
petulant
childish
philatelist
collection and study of stamps
philistine
disdainful, indifferent of artistic values
phlegmatic
apathetic, stoic, stolid, unemotional
piddling
paltry, trivial
piebald
spotted black and white