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pacific
平和的な、穏やかな
palatable
acceptable or agreeable to the mind
pall
to cease to please, become dull
palliate
to alleviate, relieve without curing
pallid
having an abnormally pale
palpitation
a quick throb(激しい動悸)
paltry
petty, worthless
panacea
cure-all
pandemonium
disorder, uproar
panegyric
elaborate praise or laudation
parable
a moralistic story
paradox
a statement that at first seems to be self-contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true
paragon
model of excellence
paralysis
inability to move or function
paramount
supreme, foremost
paranoid
marked by extreme and irrational fear
pariah
social outcast(社会ののけ者)
paroxysm
a fit, sudden outburst
parry
受け流し/かわす、そらす
parse
to analyze speech
parsimonious
miserly
partition
the act or process of dividing something into parts
passe
outmoded, old-fashioned
pathetic
sad, pitiful, distressing
paucity
scarcity
pebble
a small stone
peccadillo
ちょっとした過ち、軽犯罪
pecuniary
financial
pedagogue
teacher
pedantic
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning
pediment
a triangular element (architecture)
penance
atonement for sin
penchant
a strong leaning in favor
penitent
regretful, confessing guilt
pensive
thoughtful, reflective
penury
poverty
peppermill

perceive
to understand, know, become aware of
peregrination
travel
peremptory
absolute, compulsory, binding
perfidious
treacherous, false
perfunctory
done without care, superficial
peripatetic
itinerant, traveling, nomadic
perjury
the breach of an oath or promise (偽証)
permeate
to spread through
pernicious
harmful, causing injury
perpetrate
to commit
perpetual
endless; enduring
perpetuate
to cause to continue
perplexed
lacking clarity
perplexity
the state of being puzzled; complication
persevere
to persist
personable
pleasing in appearance, attractive
perspicacious
acutely perceptive, shrewd
perspicacity
洞察力
pertinent
having logical precise relevance to the matter at hand
peruse
to read carefully
perverse
contrary, persisting in error(あまのじゃくな)
pesky
annoying
petal
花弁、花びら
petrous
like a rock, hard, stony
petulant
unreasonably irritable
phenomenon
unusual occurrence
philatelist
one who collects postage stamps
philistine
実利主義者、教養のない俗物
phlegmatic
calm, hard to rouse to action
phobia
persistent fear, strong dislike
picaresque
悪漢を題材とした
picket
ピケ、デモ隊、見張り
piecemeal
in pieces, apart, piece by piece
pied
multi-colored
pillory
to punish, hold up to public scorn
pinnacle
summit, peak, top, crown
piquant
agreeably pungent, spicy, stimulating
pique
fit of resentment
pirate
to use or reproduce illegally
pittance
small amount
placard
poster
placid
calm or quiet, satisfied
plaintiff
the complaining party, in law
plaintive
mournful, melancholy, sorrowful
plangent
resounding
platitude
commonplace or trite saying
plead
嘆願する、弁護する、訴える
pleasantry
冗談、からかい、礼儀上のことば
plethora
excess
plight
predicament, dangerous situation
pluck
courage, fortitude
plucky
having or showing pluck or courage
plumb
おもり、垂直な
plumber
one who installs and repairs pipes
pneumonia
a disease marked by inflammation of the lungs
poignant
moving, painful to the feelings
polemical
controversial, argumentative
ponder
to consider carefully
ponder
to reflect or consider thoroughly
porcupine
ヤマアラシ
potent
powerful, strong, intense
potentate
ruler
potential
possible
potpourri
medley, mixture
pragmatic
practical, based on experience
prate
chatter, babble(無駄口、雑談)
precarious
uncertain, risky, dangerous
precedent
custom, model
precept
rule establishing standards of conduct
precipice
断崖、絶壁、窮地、危機
precipitate
to hasten(急がせる、促進させる)
precipitation
落下、降下、墜落
preclude
to prevent
precocious
reaching maturity early
predicament
difficult situation
prelude
an introductory performance
premier
first in status or importance
premise
grounds for a conclusion
premonition
forewarning
prerogative
an exclusive right or power
presage
前兆、予感
prestigious
illustrious
pretext
an excuse
prevalent
prevailing, common, general
prevalent
widespread
prevariation
deviation from the truth, lying
privation
lack of necessities
privy
私的な、個人の、内々の
prize
to pry, press or force with a lever(拿捕する、捕獲する)
probity
adherence to highest principles, uprightness
procrastinate
to delay, put off
prodigal
recklessly wasteful, extravagant, profuse, lavish
prodigality
extreme abundance, wastefulness
prodigious
extraordinary, enormous
prodigy
marvel, phenomenon
proffer
to offer for acceptance
profligate
wasteful
profound
deep, intense
profuse
overflowing, abundant
progeny
descendants
prognosticate
to make known officially(公布、公表する)
prognosticate
to predict or foretell a future event
prohibition
the act of forbidding certain behavior
prolific
producing abundantly
prolix
verbose(長ったらしい)
prominence
the quality or condition of being eminent
propagate
produce, multiply, spread
propensity
disposition, inclination, bent
prophetic
予言的な
propinquity
nearness in time or place
propitiate
to appease(なだめる)
propitious
favorable
proponent
advocate; supporter
propriety
suitability, correctness
propulsion
the process of driving or propelling (推進)
proscribe
(法律で)禁止する
prose
written or spoken language without poetic elements(散文)
providence
care or preparation in advance
provident
frugal, looking to the future
provocative
tending to provoke or stimulate
provoke
to bring about deliberately
proximity
nearness
prudent
wise, cautious
pry
to inquire persistently
pugnacious
quarrelsome
puissant
powerful
punctilious
precise, paying attention to trivialities
pundits
persons who are learned, or who are or act authoritative
pungent
sharply stimulating, biting
puny
weak, unimportant
pusillanimous
cowardly, craven
putrefy
to rot, decay and give off a foul odor
quail
to shrink back in fear, lose courage
qualm
twinge of conscience
quandary
doubt, dilemma
quarry
something hunted or pursued
quartet
四人組、四つぞろい
quaver
(声や音が)震える
quell
to put an end to
quench
to extinguish (fire), destroy, put an end to
querulous
prone to complaining, quarrelsome(不平たらたらの)
quill

quip
joke