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paean
a song of praise
parsimonious
stingy
paucity
scarcity
pedagogoical
pertaining to teaching
pedantic
bookish
penury
poverty
pernicious
destructive
perspicacious
keen
phlegmatic
sluggish
pithy
concise
polemic
a controversy
pretext
excuse
prevaricate
lie
probity
integrity
problematic
uncertain
prodigal
wasteful
prodigious
marvelous, enormous
profligate
licentious, prodigal; utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; lewd
prosaic
uninspired; flat
proscribe
prohibit
raconteur
story teller
recalcitrant
stubborn
redoubtable
formidable, steadfast
refractory
obstinate
reprobate
miscreant; a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person: a drunken reprobate
sanguinary
gory; murderous; sang'-gwuh-ner-ee; full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody: a sanguinary struggle
sedulous
diligent
sophistry
specious reasoning; noun
a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
specious
false but plausible; having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious: a specious argument.
spurious
false, counterfeit
supercilious
arrogant
surfeit
overabundance
synthesis
combination
torpid
lethargic, inactive
tractable
docile, manageable
trenchant
incisive, penetrating
truculent
fierce, savage
untoward
perverse
urbane
refined, worldly
vilify
defame
vitriolic
scathing
vituperative
abusive
xenophobia
fear of foreigners