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P words

All P words

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pacify
(verb) to restore peace; to soothe; to calm
parry
(verb) to ward off; to deflect
pugnacious
(adj) combative; ready to fight
plummet
(verb) to fall steeply or rapidly
peddle
(verb) to sell or offer goods from place to place
pious
(adj) devout; religious
placate
(verb) to calm; to pacify
prevail
(verb) to gain victory
pitfall
(noun) an unsuspected danger or difficulty
pertinacious
(adj) obstinate; persistent
prevalent
(adj) widespread
precursor
(noun) forerunner; predecessor
prophesy
(noun) prediction of future events
palette
(noun) board used by an artist for mixing colors; range of colors
perjury
(noun) to lie under oath
prognosis
(noun) forecast of the course of a disease
poll
(noun) a survey of public opinion
patronize
(verb) to disparage; to condescend
posthumously
(adv) after one's death
perceptive
(adj) insightful; observant
perplexing
(adj) confusing; complicated
prolific
(adj) abundant; plentiful
perspective
(noun) point of view
phoenix
(noun) mythical bird that burns itself and rises again from its ashes
profound
(adj) deep
penultimate
(adj) next to last
procrastinate
(verb) to postpone action
philanderer
(noun) one who engages in many love affairs
plight
(noun) an unfortunate, difficult situation; a predicament
passive
(adj) acted upon and not active; not resisting
phenomenon
(noun) perceived by the senses; something unusual
pedestrian
(noun/adj) a person walking; commonplace or dull
propel
(verb) to push forwards or onwards
parched
(adj) very dry; thirsty
perspicacious
(adj) showing great insight
porous
(adj) having many holes
proponent
(noun) advocate; supporter
predicament
(noun) difficult situation
perihelion
(noun) point nearest to the sun
pry
(verb) to intrude; to force open
prose
(noun) written or spoken language without poetic elements
plausible
(adj) believable; seemingly acceptable
plagiarism
(noun) the act of passing off the ideas or writing of another as one's own
prospect
(noun) something hoped for or looked forward
pragmatic
(adj) practical
protocol
(noun) procedure governing affairs; accepted standard of behavior
pungent
(adj) strong or sharp smelling
pedantic
(adj) paying excessive attention to rules
petrify
(verb) to change into a stony mass
progressive
(adj) favoring progress, change or reform
pirate
(verb) to use or reproduce illegally
palpitation
(noun) a quick throb
posterior
(adj) bottom; situated at the back
piety
(noun) holiness; religious devotion
psychic
(adj) of the soul or the mind
predominant
(adj) greatest in numbers or influence
predatory
(adj) living by killing and eating other animals
pathology
disease or the study of disease; extreme abnormality
pudgy
chubby; overweight
paradox
(noun) contradiction; seemingly self-contradictory statement
pacifist
(noun) one opposed to force; antimilitarist
prude
(adj) excessively modest; pure
parochial
(adj) of a church parish; limited in scope or outlook
palatable
(adj) pleasant to the taste; acceptable; welcome
pert
(adj) lively; saucy
peripheral
(adj) of minor importance; on the outer limits
phobia
(noun) an extreme or irrational fear or dislike
pompous
(adj) full of self importance
procure
(verb) to obtain by care or effort
pursue
(verb) to follow; to try to catch or attain
pensive
(adj) thoughtful
perpetual
(adj) endless, enduring
persevere
(verb) to continue despite challenges

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