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pecuniary
adj. pertaining to money
pedagogue
n. teacher
pedant
n. scholar who overemphasizes booklearning or technicalities
pedantic
adj. showing off learning; bookish
peerless
adj. having no equal; incomparable
pejorative
adj. negative in connotation
pell-mell
adv. in confusion; disorderly
pellucid
adj. transparent; limpid; easy to understand
penury
n. severe poverty
peon
n. landless; agricultural worker; bond servant
perdition
n. damnation; complete ruin
peregrination
n. journey
peremptory
adj. demanding and leaving no choice
perfidious
adj. treacherous; disloyal
perfunctory
adj. superficial
perigee
n. point of a moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth
peripatetic
adj. walking about; moving
pernicious
adj. very destructive
peroration
n. conclusion of an oration
perquisite
n. any gain above stipulated salary
perspicacious
adj. having insight; penitrating; astute
perspicuity
n. clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
perspicious
adj. plainly expressed
pertinacious
adj. stubborn; persistent
pestilential
adj. causing plague
pharisaical
adj. pertaining to the Pharisees; self-righteous; hypocritical