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38 Cards in this Set

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prurient
lustful
pseudonym
fictitious name
psychic
perceptive of spiritual forces
puerile
childish
pugilism
boxing
pugnacious
quarrelsome
pulchritude
beauty
pulverize
to pound to dust
pummel
to pound, beat
punctilious
careful as to ceremony
pundit
a learned person, an authority
pungent
sharp in smell or taste
punitive
related to punishment
purdah
seclusion of women (India)
purge
to cleanse
puritanical
adhering to a rigid moral code
purport
to profess, claim; main idea
Pyrrhic victory
a victory at too great a cost
quack
a fraud
quadruped
animal with four feet
quagmire
marsh, difficult situation
quandary
dilemma
quarantine
isolation period
quell
to crush, subdue
querulous
whiny
query
question
quibble
to argue over insignificant details
quicken
to hasten, arouse
quid pro quo
something in return for something
quiescence
inactivity
quintessence
typical example, ether
quixotic
overly idealistic, impractical
quorum
number needed to hold a meeting
quotidian
occurring daily
raconteur
storyteller
radical
fundamental, drastic
rail
to scold bitterly
rally
recovery