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perimeter
outer boundary
peripathetic
wakling about; moving
periphery
edge; especially of a round surface
perjury
false testimony while under oath
permeable
porous; allowing passage through
permeate
pass through; spread
pernicious
very destructive
perpetrate
commit an offense
perpetual
everlasting
persiflage
flippant conversation; banter
perspicacious
having insight; penetrating; astute
pert
impertinent; forward
pertinacious
stubborn; persistent
pertinent
suitable; to the point
perturb
disturb greatly
perturbation
agitation
perusal
reading
pervade
spread throughout
perverse
stubborn; intractable
perversion
corruption; turning from right to wrong
perversity
stubborn maintenance of a wrong cause
pervious
penetrable
pessimism
belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloomness
pestilential
causing plague; baneful
petrify
turn to stone
petulant
touchy; peevish
phial
small bottle
philander
make love lightly; flirt
philanthropist
lover of mankind; doer of good
philistine
narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain
philology
study of language
phlegmatic
calm; not easily disturbed
physiognomy
face
pied
variegated; multicolored
pillag
plunder
pillory
punish by placing in a wooden frame and subjecting to ridicule
pinion
restrain
pinnacle
peak
pious
devout
piquant
pleasantly tart-tasting; stiumlating
pique
irritation; resentment
piscatorial
pertaining to fishing
pithy
concise; meaty
pittance
a small allowance or wage
placate
pacify; conciliate
placid
peaceful; calm
plagiarism
theft of another's ideas or writings passed off as origional
plaintive
mournful
platitude
trite remark; commonplace statement
plauditroy
approving; appauding
plebian
common; pertaining to the common people
plenary
complete; full
pelnipotentiary
fully empowered
plethora
excess; overabundance
plumb
checking perpendicularity
podiatrist
doctor who treats ailments of the feet
podium
pedestal; raised platform
poignant
keen; piercing; severe
politic
expedient; prudent; well devised
poltroon
coward
polygamist
one who has more than one spouse at a time
polyglot
speaking several languages
pommel
beat
portend
foretell;resage
portent
sign; omen; forewarning
portentous
ominous; serious
portly
stately stout
posterity
descendants; future generations
posthumous
after death
postulate
self-evident truth
potentate
monarch sovereign
potential
expressinv possibility; latent
potion
dose
potpourri
heterogenous mixture; medley
poultice
soothing application applied to sore and inflame portions of the body
polygamist
one who has more than one spouse at a time
polyglot
speaking several languages
pommel
beat
portend
foretell;resage
portent
sign; omen; forewarning
portentous
ominous; serious
portly
stately stout
posterity
descendants; future generations
posthumous
after death
postulate
self-evident truth
potentate
monarch sovereign
potential
expressinv possibility; latent
potion
dose
potpourri
heterogenous mixture; medley
poultice
soothing application applied to sore and inflame portions of the body
practicable
feasible
practical
based on experience
pragmatic
practical; concerned with practical values
prate
speak foolishly; boast idly
prattle
babble
preamble
introductory statement
precarious
uncertain; risky
precedent
something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action