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*Abate
*To lessen
*To subside
*To moderate
*Aberrant
*Abnormal
*Deviant
*Abeyance
*Suspended action
*Abscond
*To go away suddenly (avoid arrest)
*Depart secretly and hide
*Abstemious
*Sparing in eating and drinking
*Temperate
*Admonish
*Warn
*Reprove
*Adulterate
*Make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
Adding water to juice ______the juice.
*Aesthetic
*Artistic
*Dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful
*Aggregate
*Gather
*Accumulate
*Alacricity
*Cheerful promptness
*eagerness
*Alleviate
*Make (pain) easier to bear
*Relieve
*Amalgamate
*Mix, combine, unite societies
*Unite in one body (nations, etc.)
*Ambiguous
*Doubtful,uncertain
*Unclear, doubtful in meaning
*Ambivalence
*The state of having contradictory emotional attitudes
*Ameliorate
*Improve, make better
Social workers want to make living conditions better situations better for people.
*Anachronism
*Something or someone misplaced in time
Clock in a Shakespearean movie.
*Analagous
*Comparable
*Similar
*Anarchy
*The absence of governing body
*State of disorder
*Anomolous
*Abnormal
*Irregular
*Antipathy
*Aversion
*Dislike
*Apathy
*lack of caring
*indifference
*Appease
*make quiet or calm
*pacify
*soothe
*relieve
*Apprise
*give notice
*to inform
*Approbation
*approval
*Appropriate
*acquire
*take possession of for one's own use
*Arduous
*Steep, difficult assent
*laborious
*hard
*strenuous
*Artless
*open and honest
*shockingly honest (like a child)
*Ascetic
*practicing self-denial
*austere
*stark
*Assiduous
*diligent
*hard-working
*Assuage
*make something (pain, desire) less
*ease or lessen (path)
*satisfy (hunger)
*soothe (anger)
*Attenuate
*make thin
*weaken
*Audacious
*daring, foolishly bold
*impudent
*bold
*Austere
*Severely moral and strict
*simple and plain
*forbiddingly stern
*Autonomous
*self-governing
*Aver
*Affirm, assert, prove
*assert confidently
*declare
*when dealing with law, state something as fact
*Banal
*Commonplace
*Trite
*Lacking originality
*Belie
*Contradict
*Give false impression
*Beneficent
*Kindly
*Doing good
*Bolster
*Give greatly needed support
*Support
*Reinforce
*Bombastic
*Pompous
*Using inflated language
*Boorish
*Rude
*Insensitive
*Burgeon
*Grow forth
*Send out buds
*Burnish
*To polish
*Rub to a shine
*Make shiny by rubbing
*Buttress
*Support
*Prop up
*Cacophonous
*Discordant
*Inharmonious
*Capricious
*Unpredictible
*Fickle
Jill changes boyfriends often;she is _______.
*Castigation
*Severe punishment
*Severe criticism
*Sensitive to mild reviews
To castigate=to criticize
*Catalyst
*Substance that causes speeding up of change
*A person or thing that causes action
*Caustic
*Biting sarcasm
*Burning remarks
*Chicanery
*Legal trickery/false argument
*Deception
*Coagulate
*Thicken
*Congeal
*Clot
Pudding will __________
*Coda
*Passage that concludes a piece of music
*Something that rounds out or concludes
The piece concluded with a distinctive ________.
*Cogent
*Strong
*Convincing
He had many ______ reasons for going to Harvard, particularly the large scholarship.
*Commensurate
*Corresponding in extent, degree, amount
*Proportionate
His salary was not ______ with the time and effort he put in.
*Compedium
*Brief, comprehensive summary
This text can serve as a _________ of new material in the field.
*Complaisent
*Trying to please
*Overly polite and obliging
*Excessive need to please
*Compliant
*Yielding, conforming to requirements
*Give in to what others want
*Conciliatory
*Reconciling, soothing, comforting
She was still angry despite his ______ words.
*Condone
*Forgive
*Overlook
*Excuse
*Confound
*Puzzle
*Confuse
*Connoiseur
*A person with good judgment (ie in art_
*A person competent to act as a judge of art, etc.
*Lover of art
He was a ______ of Italian art.
*Contention
*Strongly held belief
*Claim
*Thesis
It is our _____that you will score high on the GRE if you follow our advice.
*Contentious
*Argumentative
*Combative
He became ______ and was thrown out of the game.
*Contrite
*Filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing
*Conondrum
*Riddle, dilemma
*Difficult problem
She found herself in a _____ after she realized she had promised to be in two different places at 1:00 pm.
*Converge
*Approach
*Tend to meet
*Come together
*Convoluted
*Complicated
*Coiled, twisted
*Involved
*Intricate
His argument was so ______ that few of us could follow it.
*Craven
*Cowardly
*Daunt
*Intimidate, make fearful
*Frighten
*Decorum
*Propriety
*Properness
*Orderliness and good taste in manners
*Default
*Failure to act
*Deference
*Courteous regard for other's wish
*Delineate
*To portray
*Depict
*Sketch out
*Denigrate
*Belittle
*Blacken
*Deride
*Ridicule
*Make fun of
*Derivative
*Unoriginal
*Obtained from another source
*Desiccate
*Dry up
*Desultory
*Aimless, haphazard
*Digressing at random
*Deterrent
*Something that discourages
*hindrance
I believe the theft ____ device will prevent someone from stealing my car.
*Diatribe
*Bitter and violent attack in words
*Bitter scolding
*Dichotomy
*Split
*Branching into 2 contradictory parts
*Diffidence
*Shyness
*Diffuse
*Wordy
*Rambling
*To spread out (like gas or electrons)
*Digression
*Wandering away from the subject
*Dirge
*Lament with music
Usually played at a funeral because of its solemnity
*Disabuse
*Correct a false impression
*Undeceive
*Discerning
*Mentally quick and observant
*Having insight
*Discordant
*Not harmonious
*Conflicting
*Discredit
*Destroy confidence in
*Discrepancy
*Lack of consistency
*Difference
*Discrete
*Individually distinct parts
*Separated
*Unconnected
*Disingenious
*Sophisticated
*Cunning
*Trying to deceive
*Insincere
*Disinterested
*Unprejudiced
*Disjointed
*Lacking coherence
*Separated at the joints
*Dismiss
*Eliminate from consideration
*Reject
*Disparage
*Belitte
*Disparate
*Essentially different
*Unrelated views
*Dissemble
*Speak or behave so as to hide something (in mind)
*Disguise
*Pretend
*Disseminate
*Distribute (esp. ideas)
*Spread
*Scatter(as in seeds)
*Dissolution
*Disintegration
*Looseness in morals
*Dissonance
*Discord
*Opposite of harmony
*Distend
*Expand
*Swell out
*Distill
*Purify
*Refine
*Concentrate
*Diverge
*Vary
*Go in different directions from the same point
*Divest
*Strip
*Deprive
_____ of his power and could no longer govern.
*Document
*Provide written evidence
*Dogmatic
*Positive
*Certain
*Without room for discussion
*Opinionated; doctrinal
*Dormant
*Sleeping
*Lethargic
*Dupe
*Cheat
*Make fool of
*Someone easliy fooled
*Ebullient
*Showing excitement
*Overflowing with enthusiasm
Amy's ebullient nature could not be repressed: she was always bubbling over with excitement.
*Eclectic
*Drawn from many sources
His style of interior decoration is_____. It is composed of many items from varying sources.
*Efficacy
*Power to produce desired effect
*The ______ of the drug depends on the regularity of the dosage.
*Effrontery
*Sheer nerve
*When the boss told Frank she was firing him, he had the _____ to ask for a letter of recommendation.
*Elegy
*Poem/song expressing lamentation
*On the death of Edward King, Milton composed the ____ "Lycidas".
*Elicit
*Draw out by discussion
*When the mom talked to the child, she tried to ______ information about the big stain on the floor.
*Embellish
*Ornament
*Enhance, as a story
*The costume designer____ed the leading lady's ball gown with yards of ribbon and lace.
*Empirical
*Based on observation, experience or experiment
*The scientist distrusted intuition; he placed his reliance on ______ data.
*Emulate
*Imitate
*The girl attempted to ____her mother when she played dress up in her mother's clothing.
*Endemic
*Prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area
*The disease is ____in this part of the world; more then 80% of its population are infected by it.
*Enervate
*Weaken
*The pneumonia_____ed her immune system; it took a long time for her to recover.
*Engender
*Cause
*Produce
*To receive praise for real accomplishments _____s self confidence in a child.
*Enhance
*Increase, improve
*The make-up will _____ your natural features.
*Ephemeral
*Short-lived; fleeting
*The pleasures of this world are _______ compared to the true satisfaction found in Christ.
*Equanamity
*Calm temperment
*Even waiting in traffic for 2 hours didn't challenge Jennifer's _________.
*Equivocate
*Lie, mislead
*Attempt to conceal truth
*Don't _______ what really happened; give it to me straight.
*Esoteric
*Hard to understand
*Known to a select few
*Short stories in the New Yorker often include ______allusions to certain people.
*Eulogy
*Expression of positive rememberance at the time of someone's death
*Exacerbate
*Worsen, embitter
*I _______ed Rishabh's frustration by continuously calling him.
*Eculpate
*Clear from blame
*She was ________ed of the crime when the real criminal confessed.
*Exigency
*Urgent situation
*pressing needs or demands that require immediate attention
*The people were unaware of the ____ of Hurricane Katrina, and were not well prepared.
*Extrapolation
*Projection
*Conjecture
*Based on their _____ from the polls, the candidate was favored to win.
*Facetious
*joking, often inappropriately
*I don't want to hear any ____ remarks from you.
*Fallacious
*False, misleading
*The student tried to pass the blame by making a _____ about the innocent girl.
*Fatuous
*Brainless
*foolish, yet smug
*Sesists believe that women are _____; unable to learn and grow apart from a man.
*Fawning
*Show affection for; idolize
*Groupies _______over rock stars.
*Felicitious
*Well chosen
*Suitable expressed
*His speech comprised of ____ remarks, and he received a standing ovation.
*Fervor
*Intensity of feeling
*The strikers booed and hissed with great _____ to show their dissaproval of the president's decisions.
*Flag
*Droop
*Grow feeble
*USC's hopes _____ed when they saw they were losing by 7 points in the last 5 minutes of the game.
*Fledgling
*Inexperienced
*There were many ________salsa dancers at Salsa Cabana; but the more experienced helped them along.
*Flout
*Reject
*Mock
*Show contempt for
*His art _____s the conventions of high art.
*Foment
*stir up
*instigate
Her enemy _______ed trouble by gossping about her.
*Forestall
*Prevent by taking action in advance
People hope that prenuptial agreements will ______ any problems later in the marriage.
*Frugality
*thrift
*economic
He practiced _______ and saved for a new car.
*Futile
*hopeless
*useless
*It is ____ for me to try to get work done when the phone is ringing ever 30 seconds.
*Gainsay
*Deny
She was too honest to ____ the truth of the report.
*Garrulous
*Loquacious
*Wordy
My uncle is the most ______ person I know; he can out-talk anyone.
*Goad
*Urge on
She was _______ed by her friends until she did what they wanted.
*Grandiloquent
*Popous
*Bombastic
*Using high sounding language
The politician was always _____, using complex language at every opportunity.
*Gregarious
*Sociable
Extroverts are usually very ______ at social events.
*Guileless
*Without deceit
He is very_______; he would never pretend to be someone else.
*Gullible
*Easily deceived
*Harangue
*long, passionate, vehemenant speech
In her lengthy _____, she condemned the shooters' actions.
*Homogeneous
*Of the same kind
*The student body at one school was ______; while another school was culturally diverse.
*Hyperbole
*Exaggeration
*Overstatement
*Iconoclastic
*Attacking cherished traditions
*Idolatry
*Worship of idols
*Excessive admiration
*Immutable
*Unchangeable
*Impair
*Injure
*Hurt
Looking at the sun for too long can _______ your vision.
*Impassive
*Without feeling
*Stoicial
The prisoner kept his face ______ as to not let the guard see how hurt he was.
*Impede
*Hinder
*Block
*Impermeable
*Not permitting passage through its substance
*Imperturbable
*Calm
*Placid
*Impervious
*Incapable of being damaged or distressed
*Implacable
*Incapable of being pacified
*Implicit
*Understood but not stated
*Implode
*Burst inward
*Inadvertently
*Unintentionally
*By oversight
*Carelessly
*Inchoate
*Recently begun
*Elementary
*Incongruity
*Lack of harmony
*Absurdity
*Inconsequential
*Insignificant
*Unimportant
*Incorporate
*Inroduce something into a larger whole
*Combine
*Unite
*Indeterminate
*Uncertain
*Not clearly fixed
*Indigence
*Poverty
*Indolent
*Lazy
*Inert
*Inactive
*Lacking power to move
*Ingenious
*Naive and trusting
*Young
*Unsophisticated
*Inherent
*Firmly established by nature or habit
*Innocuous
*Harmless
*Insensible
*Unconsious
*Unresponsive
*Insinuate
*Hint
*Imply
*Insipid
*Lacking in flavor
*Dull
*Insularity
*Narrow-mindedness
*Isolation
*Intractable
*Unruly
*Stubborn
*Unyielding
*Intrasigence
*Refusal of any compromise
*Stubbornness
*Inundate
*Overwhelm
*Flood
*Inured
*Accustomed
*Hardened
*Invective
*Abuse
*Irascible
*Irritable
*Easily angered
*Irresolute
*Uncertain how to act
*Weak
*Itinerary
*Plan of a trip
*Laconic
*Brief and to the point
*Lassitude
*Weariness
*Latent
*Potential but undeveloped
*Dormant
*Hidden
*Laud
*Praise
*Lethargic
*Drowsy
*Dull
*Levee
*Earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding
*Levity
*Lack of seriousness or steadiness
*Log
*Record of a voyage or flight
*Record of day-to-day activities
*Loquacious
*talkative
*Lucid
*Easily understood
*Clear
*Intelligible
*Luminous
*shining
*issuing light
*Magnamity
*Generosity
*Malingerer
*One who feigns illness to escape duty
*Malleable
*Capable of being shaped by pounding
*Impressionable
*Maverick
*Rebel
*Nonconformist
*Mendacious
*Lying
*Habitually dishonest
*Metamorphosis
*Change of form
*Meticulous
*Excessively careful
*Misanthrope
*One who hates mankind
*Mitigate
*Appease
*Moderate
*Mollify
*Soothe
*Morose
*ill-humored
*melancholy
*Mundane
*Worldly as opposed to spiritual
*Everyday
*Negate
*Cancel out
*Deny
*Neophyte
*Recent convert
*Beginner
*Obdurate
*Stubborn
*Obsequious
*Slavishly attentive
*Obviate
*Make unnecessary
*Get rid of
*Occlude
*Shut
*Close
*Officious
*Excessively pushy in offering one's services
*Onerous
*Burdensome
*Opprobrium
*Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct
*Oscillate
*Vibrate pendilumlike
*Waver
*Ostentatious
*Showy
*Trying to attract attention
*Paragon
*Model of perfection
*Partisan
*One-sided
*Committed to a party
*Pathological
*Pertaining to disease
*Paucity
*Scarcity
*Pedantic
*Showing off learning
*Bookish
*Penchant
*Strong inclination
*Liking
*Penury
*Severe poverty
*Stinginess
*Perennial
*Something long-lasting
*Perfidious
*Treacherous
*Disloyal
*Perfunctory
*Superficial
*Not thorough
*Lacking interest, care, enthusiasm
*Permeable
*Penetrable
*Porous
*Alllowing gas or liquids to pass through
*Pervasive
*Spread throughout
*Phlegmatic
*Calm
*Not easily disturbed
*Piety
*Devoutness
*Reverence for God
*Placate
*Pacify
*Conciliate
*Plasticity
*Ability to be molded
*Platitude
*Trite remark
*Commonplace statement
*Plethora
*Excess
*Overabundance
*Plummet
*Fall sharply
*Porous
*Full of pores
*Like a sieve
*Permeable
*Pragmatic
*Practical (as opposed to idealistic)
*Preamble
*Introductory statement
*Precarious
*Uncertain
*Risky
*Precipitate
*Rash - acting out of intense emotion, not logical thinking
*Premature
*Hasty
*Sudden
*Precursor
*Forerunner
*Presumptuous
*Arrogant
*Taking liberties
*Prevaricate
*Lie
*Pristine
*Characteristic of earlier times
*Primitive
*Unspoiled
*Probity
*Uprightness
*Incorruptibility
*Prodigal
*Wasteful
*Reckless with money
*Profound
*Deep
*Not superficial
*Prohibitive
*Tending to prevent the purchase of use of something
*Inclined to prevent or forbid
*Proliferate
*Grow rapidly
*Spread
*Multiply
*Propensity
*Natural inclination
*Propitiate
*Appease
*Propriety
*Correct conduct
*Proscribe
*Banish
*Outlaw
*Ostracize
*Pungent
*Stinging
*Sharp in taste or smell
*Caustic
*Qualified
*Limited
*Restricted
*Quibble
*Minor objection or complaint
*Quiescent
*At rest
*Dormant
*Temporarily inactive
*Rarefied
*Made less dense (of a gas)
*Recalcitrant
*Determined to resist authority
*Unruly
*Recant
*Retract a previous statement
*Openly confess error
*Recluse
*Hermit
*Loner
*Recondite
*Profound
*Secret
*Refractory
*Stubborn
*Unmanageable
*Refute
*Disprove
*Relegate
*Banish to an inferior position
*Delegate
*Assign
*Reproach
*Express disapproval or disappointment
*Reprobate
*Person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency
*Repudiate
*Disown
*No longer have connection with
*Rescind
*Cancel
*Resolution
*Determination
*Resolve
*Determination
*Firmness of purpose
*Reticent
*Reserved
*Uncommunicative
*Inclined to silence
*Reverent
*Respectful
*Worshipful
*Sage
*Person celebrated for wisdom
*Salubrious
*Healthful
*Sanction
*Approve
*Ratify
*Satiate
*Satisfy fully
*Saturate
*Soak thoroughly
*Savor
*Enjoy
*Have a distinctive flavor, smell or quality
*Secrete
*Hide away
*Produce and release substance into an organism
*Shard
*Fragment, generally of pottery
*Skeptic
*Doubter
*Person who suspends judgment until having examined the evidence supporting a point of view
*Solicitous
*Worried
*Concerned
*Soporific
*Sleep-causing
*Marked by sleepiness
*Specious
*Seemingly reasonable but incorrect
*Misleading (often intentionally)
*Spectrum
*Colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism
*Sporadic
*Ocurring irregularly
*Stigma
*Token of disgrace
*Brand
*Stint
*Be thrify
*Set limits
*Stipulate
*Make express condition
*Specify
*Stolid
*Dull
*Giving no sign of feeling or emotion
*Striated
*Marked by parallel bands
*Grooved
*Strut
*Pompous walk
*supporting bar
*Subpoena
*Writ sommoning a witness to appear
*Subside
*Settle down
*Grow quiet
*Substantiate
*Establish by evidence
*Verify
*Support
*Supersede
*Cause to be set aside
*Replace
*Make obsolete
*Supposition
*Hypothesis
*Prediction
*Tacit
*Understood
*Not put into words
*Tangential
*Peripheral
*Only slightly connected
*Tenuous
*Thin
*Rare
*Slim
*Tirade
*Extended scolding
*Harangue
*Torpor
*Lethargy
*Sluggishness
*Dormancy
*Tortuous
*Winding
*Full of curves
*Tractable
*Easily managed
*Transgression
*Violation of law
*Sin
*Truculence
*Aggressiveness
*Ferocity
*Vacillate
*Waver
*Fluctuate
*Venerate
*Revere
*Veracious
*Truthful
*Verbose
*Wordy
*Viable
*Practical or workable
*Capable of maintaining life
*Viscous
*Sticky
*Gluey
*Vituperative
*Abusing
*Scolding
*Volatile
*Explosive
*Changeable
*Evaporating rapidly
*Warranted
*Justified
*Authorized
*Wary
*Very cautious
*Welter
*Turmoil
*Bewildering jumble
*Whimsical
*Capricious
*Fanciful
*Zealot
*Fanatic
*Person who shows excessive zeal
Adulation
*Flattery
*Admiration
Advent
*Arrival
Adventititious
*Accidental
*Casual
Adversary
*Opponent
*Enemy
Adverse
*Unfavorable
*Hostile
Adversity
*Poverty
*Misfortune
Advert
*Refer to (as in a matter)
Advocacy
*Support
*Active pleading on behalf of someone or something
Advocate
*Urge
*Plead for
Affable
*Easily approachable
*Warmly
*Friendly
Affected
*Artificial
*Pretended
*Assumed in order to impress
Affadavit
*Written statement made under oath
Affiliation
*Joining
*Associating with
Affinity
*Kinship
Affirmation
*Postive assertion
*Confirmation
*Solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Adulation
*Flattery
*Admiration
Advent
*Arrival
Adventititious
*Accidental
*Casual
Adversary
*Opponent
*Enemy
Adverse
*Unfavorable
*Hostile
Adversity
*Poverty
*Misfortune
Advert
*Refer to (as in a matter)
Advocacy
*Support
*Active pleading on behalf of someone or something
Advocate
*Urge
*Plead for
Affable
*Easily approachable
*Warmly
*Friendly
Affected
*Artificial
*Pretended
*Assumed in order to impress
Affadavit
*Written statement made under oath
Affiliation
*Joining
*Associating with
Affinity
*Kinship
Affirmation
*Postive assertion
*Confirmation
*Solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Pachyderm
*Thick-skinned animal
Pacificist
*One opposed to force
*Antimilitarist
Pacify
*Soothe
*Make calm or quiet
Paean
*Song of praise or joy
Painstaking
*Showing hard work
*Take great care
Palatable
*Agreeable
*Pleasing to the taste
Palate
*Roof of the mouth
*Sense of taste
Palatial
*Magnificent
Paleontology
*Study of prehistoric life
Palette
*Board on which a painter mixes pigments
Palimpsest
*Parchment used for a second time after original writing has been erased
Pall
*Grow tiresome
Pallet
*Small, poor bed
Palliate
*Ease pain
*Make less severe or offensive
Pallid
*Pale (as in complexion)
Palpable
*Tangible
*Easily perceptible
Palpitate
*Throb
*Flutter
Paltry
*Insignificant
*Petty
Pan
*Criticize harshly
Panacea
*Cure-all
*Remedy for all diseases
Panache
*Flair
*Flamboyance
Pandemic
*Widespread
*Affecting the majority of people
Pandemonium
*Wild uproar
*Disorder
*Place/scene of turmoil or utter chaos
Pander
*Cater to the low desires of others
Panegyric
*Formal praise
Pantomime
*Acting without dialogue
Papyrus
*Ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
Parable
*Short, simple story teaching a moral
Paradigm
*Model
*Example
*Pattern
Paradox
*Something apparently contradictory in nature
*Statement that looks false but is actually correct
Parallelism
*State of being parallel
*Similar
Parameter
*Limit
*Independent variable
Paramount
*Foremost in importance
*Supreme
Pamour
*Illicit lover
Paranoia
*Psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur
Paraphernalia
*Equipment
*Odds and ends
Paraphrase
*Restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of the author
Parasite
*Animal or plant living on another
Parched
*Extremely dry
*Very thirsty
Pariah
*Social Outcast
Parity
*Equality
*Close resemblance
Parlance
*Language
*Idiom
Parley
*Conference
Parochial
*Narrow in outlook
*Provincial
*Related to parishes
Parody
*Humorous imitation
*Spook
Paroxysm
*Fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage
Parquet
*Floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic-like pattern
Parry
*Ward off a blow
*Deflect
Parsimony
*Stinginess
*Excessive frugality
Partial
*Incomplete
*Having a liking for something
Partialty
*Inclination
*Bias
Partition
*Divide into parts
Passe'
*Old-fashioned
*Past the prime
Passive
*Not active
Pastiche
*Imitation of another's style of musical composition or in writing
Pastoral
*Rural
Patent
*Open for the public to read
*Obvious
Pathetic
*Causing sadness, compassion, pity
Pathos
*Tender sorrow, pity
*Quality in art or literature that produces these feelings
Patina
*Green crust on old bronze works
*Tone slowly taken by varnished painting
Patois
*Local or provincial dialect
Patriarch
*Father and ruler of family or tribe
Patrician
*Noble
*Aristocrat
Patronize
*Support
*Act superior toward
*Be a customer of
Paucity
*Scarcity
Pauper
*Very poor person
Peccadillo
*Slight offense
Pecuniary
*Pertaining to money
Pedagogue
*Teacher
Pedagogy
*Teaching
*The art of education
Pedant
*Scholar who overemphasizes book learning or technicalities
Pedantic
*Showing off learning
*Bookish
Pedestrian
*Ordinary
*Unimaginative
Pediatrician
*Physician specializing in children's diseases
Peerless
*Having no equal
*Incomparable
Pejorative
*Negative in connotation
*Having a belittling effect
Pell-mell
*In confusion
*Disorderly
Pellucid
*Transparent
*Easy to understand
Penance
*Self-imposed punishment for sin
Pendant
*Hanging down from something
Pendulous
*Hanging
*Suspended
*Penitent
*Reprentant
*Pensive
*Dreamingly thoughtful
Thoughtful with a hint of sadness
Penumbra
*Partial shadow
Peon
*Landless agricultural worker
*Bond servant
Perceptive
*Insightful
*Aware
*Wise
Percussion
*Striking one object against another sharply
Perdition
*Damnation
*Complete ruin
Peregrination
*Journey
Peremptory
*Demanding and leaving no choice
Perforate
*Pierce
*Put a hole through
Perigee
*Point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth.
Perimeter
*Outer boundary
Peripatetic
*Walking
*Moving
Periphery
*Edge, esp. of a round surface.
Perjury
*False testimony under oath.
Pernicious
*Very destructive
Peroration
*Conclusion of an oration
Perpetrate
*Commit and offense.
Perpetual
*Make something last.
Perpetuate
*Make something last
*Preserve from extinction
Perquisite
*Any gain above stipulated salary
Personable
*Attractive
Perspicacious
*Having insight
*Penetrating
Perspicuity
*Clearness of expression
*Freedom from ambiguity
Perspicuous
*Plainly expressed
Pert
*Forward
Pertinent
*Suitable
*To the point
Perturb
*Disturb greatly
Peruse
*Read with care
Perverse
*Stubbornly wrongheaded
*Wickend and unacceptable
Perversion
*Corruption
*Turning from right to wrong
Pessimism
*Belief that life is basically bad or evil
*Gloominess
Pestilential
*Causing plague
Pestle
*Tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl
Petrify
*Turn to stone
Petty
*Trivial
*Unimportant
*Very small
Petulant
*Touchy
*Peevish
Pharisaical
*Pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition
*Self-righteous
*Hypocritical
Phenomena
*Observable facts
*Subjects of scientific investigation
Philanderer
*Faithless lover
*Flirt
Philanthropist
*Lover of mankind
*Doer of good
Philatelist
*Stamp-collector
Philistine
*Narrow-minded person
*Unculture and exclusively interested in material gain
Philology
*The study of language
Phobia
*Morbid fear
Phoenix
*Symbol of immortality or rebirth
Phylum
*Major classification, second to kingdom of plants and animals, in division
Physiognomy
*Face
Physiological
*Pertaining to science of the function of living organisms.
Piebald
*Of different colors
*Spotted
Piecemeal
*One part at a time
*Gradually
Pied
*Multicolored
Pigment
*Coloring matter
Pillage
*Plunder
Pillory
*Punish by placing in a wooden frame
*Subject to criticism and ridicule.
Pine
*Long fo
*Yearn
Pinion
*Restrain
Pinnacle
*Peak
Pious
*Devout
*Religious
Piquant
*Pleasantly tart-tasting
*Stimulating
Pique
*Irritation
*Resentment
Pique
*Provoke or arouse
*Annoy
Piscatorial
*Pertaining to fishing
Pitfall
*Hidden danger
*Concealed trap
Pith
*Core or marrow
*Essence
*Substance
Pithy
*Concise
*Meaningful
*Substantial
Pittance
*Small allowance or wage
Pivotal
*Central
*Critical
Placate
*Pacify
*Conciliate
Placebo
*Harmless substance prescribed as dummy pill
Placid
*Peaceful
*Calm
Plagiarize
*Steal another's ideas and pass them off as one's own
Plaintive
*Mournful
Plait
*Braid
*Intertwine
Platonic
*Purely spiritual
*Without sensual desire
Plaudit
*Enthusiastic approval
*Round of applause
Plausible
*Having a show of truth but open to doubt
Plebian
*Common
*Pertaining to the common people
Plenary
*Complete
*Full
Pliable
*Flexible
*Yielding
*Adaptable
Pliant
*Flexible
*Easily influenced
Plight
*Condition
*State
*Predicament
Pluck
*Courage
Plumage
*Feathers of a bird
Plumb
*Examine critically in order to understand
Plumb
*Vertical
Plutocracy
*Society ruled by the wealthy
Podiatry
*Doctor who treats ailments of the feet
Podium
*Pedestal
*Raised platform
Poignancy
*Quality of being deeply moving
Polarize
*Split into two opposite extremes or camps
Polemic
*Controversy
Polemical
*Aggressive in verbal attack
Politic
*Prudent
*Well devised
Polity
*Form of government of nation or state
Polygamist
*One who had more than one spouse at a time
Polyglot
*Speaking in several languages
Pomposity
*Self-important behavior
*Acting like a stuffed shirt
Ponderous
*Weighty (heavy/intense)
Pontifical
*Pertaining to a bishop or pope
*Pompous or pretentious
Pore
*Study industriously
*Ponder
*Scrutinize
Portend
*Foretell
Portent
*Sign
*Omen
*Forewarning
Portly
*Stout (large in size)
Portly
*Stout (large in size)
Portly
*Stout (large in size)
Poseur
*Person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc. to impress others
Portly
*Stout (large in size)
Posterity
*descendants
*Future generations
Poseur
*Person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc. to impress others
Posterity
*descendants
*Future generations
Posthumous
*After death (as in a child born after father's death or book published after author's death)
Posthumous
*After death (as in a child born after father's death or book published after author's death)
Postulate
*Self-evident truth
Poseur
*Person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc. to impress others
Poseur
*Person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc. to impress others
Portly
*Stout (large in size)
Posture
*Assume an affected pose
*Act artificially
Posterity
*descendants
*Future generations
Postulate
*Self-evident truth
Posture
*Assume an affected pose
*Act artificially
Posthumous
*After death (as in a child born after father's death or book published after author's death)
Posterity
*descendants
*Future generations
Potable
*Suitable for drinking
Postulate
*Self-evident truth
Potent
*Powerful
*Greatly influential
Posthumous
*After death (as in a child born after father's death or book published after author's death)
Poseur
*Person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc. to impress others
Posture
*Assume an affected pose
*Act artificially
Postulate
*Self-evident truth
Posterity
*descendants
*Future generations
Potable
*Suitable for drinking
Potentate
*Monarch
*Sovereign
Posthumous
*After death (as in a child born after father's death or book published after author's death)
Potential
*Expressing possibility
Potent
*Powerful
*Greatly influential
Postulate
*Self-evident truth
Potion
*Dose (of liquid)
Posture
*Assume an affected pose
*Act artificially
Potable
*Suitable for drinking
Potentate
*Monarch
*Sovereign
Posture
*Assume an affected pose
*Act artificially
Potable
*Suitable for drinking
Potent
*Powerful
*Greatly influential
Potent
*Powerful
*Greatly influential
Potentate
*Monarch
*Sovereign
Potentate
*Monarch
*Sovereign
Potential
*Expressing possibility
Potpourri
*Heterogeneous mixture
*Medley
Potion
*Dose (of liquid)
Potable
*Suitable for drinking
Potential
*Expressing possibility
Potential
*Expressing possibility
Potent
*Powerful
*Greatly influential
Potion
*Dose (of liquid)
Potentate
*Monarch
*Sovereign
Potpourri
*Heterogeneous mixture
*Medley
Potential
*Expressing possibility
Potion
*Dose (of liquid)
Potpourri
*Heterogeneous mixture
*Medley
Poultice
*Soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
Potpourri
*Heterogeneous mixture
*Medley
Practicable
*Feasible
Poultice
*Soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
Poultice
*Soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
Practical
*Based on experience
*Useful
Practicable
*Feasible
Practical
*Based on experience
*Useful
Practicable
*Feasible
Poultice
*Soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
Potion
*Dose (of liquid)
Practicable
*Feasible
Practical
*Based on experience
*Useful
Practical
*Based on experience
*Useful
Potpourri
*Heterogeneous mixture
*Medley
Poultice
*Soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
Practicable
*Feasible
Practical
*Based on experience
*Useful