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painstaking
expending or showing diligent care and great effort
palatable
agreeable; pleasing to the taste
pallid
pale; wan
panacea
cure-all; remedy for all diseases
pandemonium
wild tumult
parable
short tale illustrating a moral principle
paragon
model of perfection
partisan
one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party
pastoral
rural; simple and peaceful; idyllic; relating to shepherds
pedantic
showing off learning; bookish
peerless
having to equal; imcomparable
perdition
damnation; complete ruin
peremptory
demanding and leaving no choice
perfidious
treacherous; disloyal
perfunctory
superficial; not thorough; lakcing interest, care, or enthusiasm
perjury
false testimony while under oath
permutation
transformation; rearragnement of elements
perpetrate
commit an offense
perpetual
everlasting
perturbation
mental agitation
peruse
read with care
pervasive
pervading; spread throughout every part
perverse
stubbornly wrongheaded;
petulant
touchy; peevish
phlegmatic
not easily excited to action or emtional displays; calm; sluggish
pique
provoke or arouse; annoy; irritation; resentment
placate
pacify; conciliate
placid
calm; peaceful
pragmatic
practical point of view
premise
a proposition supporting a conclusion
prudent
wise or judicious in practical affairs, discreet
recluse
someone who lives in isolation, seclusion
repudiate
to reject, cut off, disown w/ disapproval
reticent
silent reserved, reluctant, restrained, diffident?
reverent
deeply respectful, reverence
sagacious
shrewd
stoic
showing no emotion, passion unmoved by joy or grief
stratagem
a plan, scheme, trick for suprising, deceiving enemy
subversive
to cause the downfall, destruction of (to overthrow, undermine principles)
taciturn
inclined to silence, reluctant to join conversation (diffident, reticent)
transcendent
superior, supreme, going beyond ordinary limits, exceeding
trepidation
tremulous fear, alarm, agitation, perturbation, trembling
urbane
sophisticated characteristics, elegance
vacillate
to waver in opinion, sway, indecisive
voracious
craving, consuming large quantities of food, exceedingly ear or avid