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persevere
to endure; to continue
personification
giving human qualities to a nonhuman being
perspicacity
keenness of judgment
perspicuity
clearness, as of a statement
pert
bold; saucy
pertinent
relevant; to the point
perturb
to unsettle; to disturb
peruse
to read carefully
pervade
to spread throughout; to pass through
perverse
contrary; cranky
pervert
to lead astray; to corrupt
pessimist
one who sees the worst in everything
petrify
to turn to rock; to paralyze with fear
petrology
study of rocks
petty
unimportant; minor
petulant
irritable; rude
phalanx
closely massed body of persons
phenomenon
extraordinary person, thing, or event
philander
to engage in various love affairs
philanthropy
a desire to help mankind; generosity
philately
stamp collecting
philippic
a bitter verbal attack
philistine
uncultured; common
phlegmatic
unemotional; cool; not easily excited
phobia
intense fear
phoenix
a bird which symbolizes immortality
picaresque
pertaining to an adventurous wander
piddling
trifling; petty
piecemeal
bit by bit; gradually
pied
many-colored; variegate
piety
reverence; devotion
pigment
dye; coloring matter
pilgrimage
a journey to a holy place
pillage
to rob by violence
pillory
to expose to public ridicule or abuse
pinnacle
peak; highest point
pious
religious