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pedigree
a record of ancestors; a line of descent
peer (two meanings)
an equal (n); to look closely (v)
peerless
without equal; unmatched
peevish
hard to please; irritable
pejorative
having a negative effect; insulting
pellucid
transparent; clear
pelt (two meanings)
skin of a fur-bearing animal (n); to throw things at (v)
penal
pertaining to punishment
penchant
a strong liking for; an inclination
pendant
anything that hangs or is suspended
penitent
expressing sorrow for sin or wrong doing
pensive
dreamily thoughtful
penury
extreme poverty
peon
common worker
perceive
to observe
perceptible
observable; recognizable
perdition
damnation; ruin; hell
peregrinate
to travel from place to place
peremptory
decisive; final; not open to debate
perennial
lasting for a long time; perpetual
perfidious
deceitful; treacherous; unfaithful
perforce
of necessity
perfunctory
done without care; routine
perigee
point nearest to the earth
perilous
dangerous; risky
periphery
outside boundary; unimportant aspects of a subject
periphrastic
said in a roundabout way
perjury
making a false statement while under oath
permeate
to spread throughout
pernicious
deadly; destructive
peroration
the concluding part of a speech
perpetrate
to do something evil; to be guilty of
perpetuate
to cause to continue
perplexity
confusion
perquisite
something additional to regulate pay