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peal
1.(a)the loud ringing of bells (b)a complete set of changes on a given number of bells (c)set of bells tuned to the tones of the major scale for change ringing
2.a loud sound or succession of sounds
penitent
feeling or expressing humble or regretful pain or sorrow for sins or offenses; repentant
petty
1.having secondary rank or importance; minor subordinate
2.having little or no importance or significance
3.marked by or reflective of narrow interests and sympathies; small-minded
petulance
the quality or state of being petulant(insolent or rude in speech or behavior); peevishness
piety
the quality or state of being pious (a)fidelity to natural obligations (as to parents)(b)dutifulness in religion; devoutness
2.an act inspired by piety
3.a conventional belief or standard; orthodoxy
placid
serenely free of interruption or disturbance; complacent
plaintive
expressive of suffering or woe; melancholy
pompous
1.excessively elevated or ornate
2.having or exhibiting self-importance; arrogant
3.relating to or suggestive of pomp; magnificent
ponderous
1.of very great weight
2.unwieldy or clumsy because of weight and size
3.oppressively or unpleasantly dull; lifeless
portal
1.door; entrance esp. a grand or imposing one
2.the approach or entrance to a bridge or tunnel
3.a site serving as a guide or point of entry to the World Wide Web and usually including a search engine
portent
1.something that foreshadows a coming event; omen, sign
2.prophetic indication or significance
3.marvel; prodigy
posterity
1.the offspring of one pregenitor to the furthest generation
2.all future generations
potent
1.having or wielding force, authority, or influence; powerful
2.achieving or bringing about a particular result; effective
3.(a)chemically or medicinally effective (b)rich in a characteristic constituent
potentate
ruler, sovereign (one who wields great power or sway)
prattle
1.prate
2.to utter or make meaningless sounds suggestive of the chatter of childre; babble
precipice
1.a very steep or overhanging place
2.a hazardous situation (brink)
precocious
1.exceptionally early in development or occurence
2.exhibiting mature qualities at an unusually early age
predilection
an established preference for something
primeval
1.of or relating to the earliest ages (as of the world or human history); ancient, primitive
2.primordial
prolific
1.producing young or fruit esp. freely; fruitful
2.archaic: causing abundant growth, generation, or reproduction
3.marked by abundant inventiveness or productivity
propensity
an often intense natural inclination or preference
propinquity
1.nearness of blood; kinship
2.nearness in place or time; proximity
propriety
1.true nature
2.a special characteristic; peculiarity
3.the quality or state of being proper; appropriateness
4.(a)conformity to what is socially acceptable in conduct or speech (b)fear of offending against conventional rules of behavior (c)the customs and manners of polite society
quaint
1.expert, skilled
2.(a)marked by skillful design (b)marked by beauty or elegance
3.(a)unusual or different in character or appearnace; odd (b)pleasingly or strikingly old-fashioned or unfamiliar
regimen
1.(a)a systematic plan (as of diet, therapy, or medication)esp. when designed to improve and maintain the health of a patient (b)a regular course of action and esp. of strenuous training
2.government; rule
3.regime
remonstrate
to present and urge reasons in opposition; expostulate; to say or plead in protest, reproof, or opposition
replete
1.fully or abundantly provided or filled
2.(a)abundantly fed (b)fat, stout
3.complete
requite
1.(a)to make return for; repay (b)to make retalliation; avenge
2.to make suitable return to for a benefit or service or for an injury
revere
to show devoted deferential honor to; regard as worthy of great honor
rotund
1.marked by roundness; rounded
2.marked by fullness of sound or cadence; orotund; sonorous
3.notably plump; chubby