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rancourous
antagonistic; hostile; spiteful
rarefy
make thin; purify; make less dense
raucous
harsh; annoying; piercing; shrill
reactionary
opposing progress; characterized by reaction
recalcitrant
headstrong; disobedient; stubborn
recant
rescind; retract; take back
reconciliation
settlement or resolution
redundant
excessive; repitious; unnecessary
panegyric
elaborate praise; public compliment
raze
demolish; level; topple
ramble
meander; roam
paragon
model or standard of excellence
pariah
outcast; misfit; refugee
ostentatious
conspicuous; showy
ostracize
exclude; isolate; bar; shun
palpable
noticable; obvious; apparent
paltry
minor; petty; insignificant
parochial
religious; restricted
parsimony
miserliness; unusually excessive frugality
partisan
fan or supporter; enthusiast supporting a particular cause or issue
pastiche
hodgepodge; literary or musical piece imitating other works
paucity
scarcity; shortage; dearth
peccadillo
small sin or fault
pedantic
stuff or dogmatic; meticulous; academic
peevish
irritable; grouchy; ill-tempered
pejorative
degrading; derogatory; negative
percipient
able to perceive or see things as they actually are
perfidy
deliberate breach of faith or trust; treachery
peripheral
marginal; outer; surrounding
perspicacious
astute; keen; perceptive
philistine
barbarian; person lacking artistic judgment
pique
irritate; miff; offend
pithy
1. substantial; profound
2. Brief; concise
placid
sincere; tranquil; composed; sedate
plaintive
sad; mournful; pathetic
platitude
1. triteness
2. cliche; trivial remark
plaudit
enthusiastic expression
pliable
limber; malleable; flexible
poignant
intense; powerful; biting; piercing
polemical
controversial; argumentative; debatable
polyphony
music with two or more melodies blended together
porous
permeable; absorbent; having holes
posthumous
arising or continuing after someone's death
potable
drinkable
prattle
gab, babble
precocious
showing premature development
precursor
forerunner
prescient
showing foresight; predicting events before they occur
primeval
belonging to the primitive age
primordial
belongning to a primitive age; first in time
proclivity
tendency; inclination; propensity
procrastinate
exceptional; impressive; of huge quantity; immense
proficient
skillful; masterful; expert
progeny
heir; descendent; offspring
prolific
fruitful; abundant; fertile
prosaic
common; routine; ordinary
protean
taking many forms; changeable; variable
protract
elongate; lengthen; prolong
prudent
careful; cautious; judicious
puerile
juvenile; immature; childish
pugilism
boxing
pugnacity
eagerness to fight; belligerence
pulchritude
beauty; physical appeal
pulverize
grind; crush; smash
quagmire
marsh; quicksand; swamp
quandary
dilemma; mire; entanglement
querulous
difficult; testy; disagreeable
quibble
argue or bicker
quixotic
romantic; whimsical; unrealistic
rabid
berserk; diseased; sick
opulent
affluent; well-to-do; plentiful