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Pacific
Soothing
Palatable
Agreeable to the taste or sensibilities
Palette
A range of colors or qualities
Palliate
To reduce the severity of
Pallid
Lacking color
Panacea
A remedy for all ills or difficulties
Paragon
A model of excellence or perfection
Pariah
An outcast
Parsimony
Frugality, stinginess
Partisan
A follower, adherent
Patent
Readily seen or understood, clear, limpid, lucid
Pathology
A deviation from the normal
Pathos
An emotion of sympathy
Paucity
Small in quantity
Pellucid
Easily intelligible, clear, patent, limpid, lucid
Penchant
A tendency, partiality, preference
Penultimate
Next to last
Penurious
Miserly, stingy
Perfidious
Disloyal, unfaithful
Perfunctory
Showing little interest or enthusiasm
Pernicious
Extremely destructive or harmful
Perspicacity
Shrewdness, perceptiveness
Pert
Flippant, bold
Pertinacious
Stubbornly persistent
Perusal
A careful examination, review
Pervasive
Having the tendency to spread throughout
Petulance
Rudeness, irritability
Philanthropic
Charitable, giving
Phlegmatic
Uninterested, unresponsive
Pithy
Concisely meaningful, laconic, terse
Pittance
A very small amount, especially relating to money, modicum
Placate
To ease the anger of, soothe
Placid
Calm, peaceful
Plaudits
Enthusiastic approval, applause
Plenitude
An abundance
Plethora
An abundance, excess
Pliable
Flexible
Polemic
An aggressive argument against a specific opinion
Portent
An omen
Potable
Suitable for drinking
Potentate
One who has great power, a ruler
Precipice
The face of a cliff, a steep or overhanging place
Preclude
To prevent
Precocious
Advanced, developing ahead of time
Predilection
A preference or inclination for something
Preponderance
Superiority in importance or quantity
Prepossessing
Occupying the mind to the exclusion of other thoughts or feelings
Presage
An omen
Prescient
To have foreknowledge of events
Prescribe
To lay down a rule
Presumptuous
Disrespectfully bold
Pretense
An appearance or action intended to deceive
Primeval
Original, ancient
Privation
lacking basic necessities
Probity
Virtue, integrity
Proclivity
A strong inclination toward something
Procure
To obtain, acquire
Proligate
Dissolute, extravagant
Promulgate
To proclaim, make known, blazon
Propagate
To multiply, spread out
Propensity
An inclination, preference
Propitious
Favorable
Prosaic
Plain, lacking liveliness
Proscribe
To condemn, outlaw
Protean
Able to change shape; displaying great variety
Prurient
Eliciting or possessing an extraordinary interest in sex
Puerile
Juvenile, immature, callow
Pulchritude
Physical beauty
Punctilious
Eager to follow rules or conventions
Pungent
Having a pointed, sharp quality--often used to describe smells
Punitive
Involving punishment