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pertinent

having logical, precise relevance to the matter at hand

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pervasive

spreading throughout; everywhere

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pessimistic

a tendency to stress the negative or unfavorable

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ptrify

daze

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petulant

unreasonably irritable

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pilgrimage

a long journey, or search

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pioneer

one who ventures into unknown or unclaimed territory

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piquant

spicy

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pithiness

precisely meaningful

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placate

appease

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placid

calm or quiet

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plaintive

expressing sorrow

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planetarium

a theater that projects images of celestial bodies and other astronomical phenomena onto the inner surface of a hemispherical dome

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platitude

a trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant

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plausible

credible

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plethora

an excess

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pliability

adaptable

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pluralism

a condition of society in which numerous distinct ethnic,

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polar

occupying or characterized by opposite extremes

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polemic

a controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine

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pompous

arrogant

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populist

a supporter of the rights and power of the people

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portend

presage

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posthumouslyy

occurring or continuing after one's death

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pragmatism

a practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems

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precept

a rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct

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precipitate

bring about abruptly, to make something happen

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preclude

prevent

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precocity

manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude

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predation

the act of being a predator

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predestine

foreoredain

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predilection

a preference

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prescient

having foresight

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prestigious

esteemed

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presumptuous

excessively forward

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prim

excessively decorous

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primacy

the state of being first or foremost

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pistine

remaining in a pure state

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procure

to bring about; effect

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prodigy

a person with exceptional talents or powers

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proficient

having or marked by

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profligate

wildly extravagant

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profound

coming as if from the depths of one's being

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profusion

extravagance

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prophetic

foretelling events as if by divine inspiration

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propitiate

appease

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proscribe

prohibit

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protean

readily taking on varied shapes, forms, or meanings

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prototype

an original type, form, or instance that serves as a model on which later states are based or judged

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provisional

temporary

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pulverize

to pound, crush, or griend to a powder or dust

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punctilious

strictly attentive to minute details of form in action on conduct

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punctual

prompt

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pundit

a critic

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quagmire

a predicament

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quibble

cavil

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quiescent

inactive

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quietude

tranquility

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quirkiness

whimsicality

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quixotic

caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals

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raconteur

one who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit

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rampant

unrestrained

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rancidity

nasty

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ratified

confirm

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rational

logical

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ravenous

extremely hungry

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rebuke

reprimand

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recalcitrant

marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance

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recant

to make a formal retraction or disavowal of

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recluse

a person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude

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rectitude

righteousness

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recursive

the quality or condition of being correct in judgement

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redress

to set right

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refractory

unruly

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relinquish

give up or abandon

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remnants

a remainder

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remunerate

to compensate for

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renaissance

a rebirth or revival

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renegade

a deserter

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renege

to fail to carry out a promise or commitment

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repertory

a repertoire

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replicate

to duplicate

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reprehensible

blameworthy

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reprobate

a morally unprincipled person

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repudiate

to reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust

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resilient

marked by the ability to recover readily, as from misfortune

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resolute

unwavering

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respite

a usually short interval of rest or relief

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resplendent

brilliant

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reticence

unwillingness

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retort

to reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner

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reverberate

reecho

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revile

vituperate

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revitalize

to impart new life or vigor to

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ribald

characterized by or indulging in vulgar, lewd humor

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rigidity

stiffness

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risqué

suggestive of or bordering on indelicacy or impropriety

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rough

approximate

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rudimentary

elementary

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ruffian

a bully