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PERCIPIENT
PERCEPTABLE

The truth is not always percipient.
PEREMTORY
DICTATORIAL

Peremtory decisions were unwanted by the people.
PERIHELION
CLOSEST TO THE SUN

The perihelion is the opposite of the aphelion.
PERIPATETIC
MOVING AROUND

It was weeks before the patient was peripatetic.
PERIPHRASTIC
TOO VERBOSE

The novel was as periphrastic as its author was pedantic.
PERPEND
TO REFLECT, TO PONDER

The student perpends the difficult question.
PERSPICACIOUS
ASTUTE, SHREWD, WISE

So clever, what a perspicacious child!
PERUSAL
CLOSE EXAMINATION

After much perusal, the examination was concluded.
PETTISH
FRETFUL

The pettish mother worried about her baby.
PHILISTINE
PROVENCIAL

His ideas are so philistine and parochial!
PHILOLOGY
STUDY OF WORDS

Linguists study philology.
PICAYUNE
PETTY, NIGGLING

Stop with your picayune complaints.
PILLORY
TO EXPOSE TO RIDICULE

The bully pilloried his victim.
PLANGENT
WAILING SOUND

The obsequy was filled with plangents of sorrow.
PLATITUDE
OVERUSED EXPRESSION

While "bling" is a neologism, it is not almost a platitude.