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paean
a formal expression of praise
palatial
suitable for or like a palace
palliate
provide physical relief, as from pain
palpability
the quality of being perceivable by touch
panegyric
a formal expression of praise
paradigm
a standard or typical example

the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time

systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
parsimonious
excessively unwilling to spend
partisan
a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections

an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
paucity
an insufficient quanity or number
peccadillo
a petty misdeed
pedantic
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning, especially its trival aspects
pellucid
transparently clear, easily understandable
penchant
a strong liking
penitent
feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
penury
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
peregrination
travel, especially by foot
peremptory
putting an end to all debate or action
perennial
lasting an indefinitely long time
perfidious
tending to betray, especially having a treacherous character as attributed by the Romans
perfidy
an act of deliberate betrayal
perfunctory
hasty and without attention to detail
peripatetic
a follower of Aristotle

a person who walks from place to place
pernicious
working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
perspicacity
the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
petrous
resembling stone in hardness
philistine
a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
phlegmatic
showing little emotion
picaresque
involving clever rogues or adverturers especially as in a type of fiction
pied
having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
pious
having, showing or expressing reverence for a deity
piquant
attracting or delighting
pique
tightly woven fabric

a sudden outburst of anger
pith
the choicest or most essential part of some idea or experience
placate
gain the good will of
platitude
a trite or obvious remark
polemical
of or involving dispute or controversy
portent
a sign of something about to happen
precept
a doctrine that is taught
precipitate
seperate as a fine suspension of solid particles

bring about abruptly
preclude
keep from happening or arising
precursory
warning of future misfortune
predilection
a predisposistion in favor of something
predominate
be larger in numbers, quanity, power or importance
preponderance
a superiority in power or influence
presage
a sign of something about to happen
preternatural
existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
prevaricate
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withold information
probity
complete and confirmed integrity
proclivity
a natural inclination
prodigal
a recklessly extravagant consumer
prodigious
so great in size or force as to elicit awe
profligate
a dissolute man in fashionable society
profundity
intellectual depth, keen isnight
prolix
tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
prone
lying face down
propinquity
the property of being close together
propitiate
make peace with
propitiatory
intended to reconcile or appease
propitious
presenting favorable circumstances
prosaic
not challenging, dull and lacking excitement
proscribe
command against
protracted
relatively long in duration
provident
providing carefully for the future
provisional
under terms not final or fully worked out
pugnacious
ready and able to resort to force or violence
punctilious
marked by precise accordance with details
purvey
supply with provisions
pusillanimous
lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution
quaff
a hearty draft
quiescent
causing no systems

being quiet or still
quixotic
not sensible about practical matters, unrealistic
quotidian
found in the ordinary course of events
rabble
a disorderly crowd of people

dispargaing terms for the common people
raffish
marked by a carefree unconventionality

marked by smartness in dress or manner
ramify
divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
rancorous
showing deep seated resentment
rapacious
devouring or craving food in great quantities
rarefy
weaken the consistency of
recalcitrant
marked by stubborn resistance to authority
recompense
the act of compensating for services, loss or injury
recondite
difficult to penetrate, incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding
recourse
act of turning to for assistance
redoubtable
inspiring fear
refractory
lining consisting of material with a high melting point

resistant to authority or control
refulgent
radiating or as if radiating light
regale
provide with choice or abundant food or drink
regicide
the act of killing a king
relegate
assign to a class or kind

assign to a lower posistion, reduce in rank
remonstrate
censure severely or angrily

argue in protest or opposistion
render
give or supply
repast
the food served and eaten at one time
reprobate
a person without moral scruples

reject as invalid

express strong disapproval of
repudiate
refuse to acknowledge, ratify or recognize as valid
requite
make repayment or return something
restive
impatient, especially under restriction or delay
reticent
reluctant to draw attention to yourself

cool and formal in manner
revere
a lapel on a woman's garment, turned back to show the reverse side

love unquestioningly and uncritically
rubric
category name

a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type

an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
ruffian
a cruel and brutal fellow