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Ponderous
adj: very heavy; bulky; labored and dull or tiresome
Pragmatic
adj: practical; opinionated; concerned with actual practice rather than with theory or speculation
Preclude
verb: to make impossible; to shut out; to prevent
Precocious
adj: having or showing much more ability or knowledge than is usual at such a young age; early or prematurely ripe or developed
Prestigious
adj: honored; having an illustrious name or reputation
Pretentious
adj: claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit; showy; self-important
Procrastinate
verb: to put off doing something until a later time; to delay
Prodigious
adj: enormous; extraordinary; marvelous
Profane
adj: secular; not holy; not connected with religion; irrevent
Polemic
noun: agressive attack on another's ideas; the art of disputation
Profusion
noun: abundance; a great or generous amount; extravagance
Perspicuity
noun: clearness and lucidity
Precept
noun: rule to be governed or guided by; a maxim
Pertinacious
adj: stubborn, unyielding, holding to a belief
Philippic
noun: harsh, bitter verbal attack; denunciation
Picayune
adj: of little value; petty, small-minded piety
Prerogative
noun: a right or privilege specific to a person, class, or group
Plethora
noun: an overabundance of; in excess, unending number
Profligate
adj: wildly extravagant, prodigal; completely given in to immorality
Prolix
adj: wordy; unduly prolonged or drawn out