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Pique

n. feeling of hurt pride

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Plaintive

adj. melancholy; mournful

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Plasticity

n. condition of being able to be shaped or formed; pliability

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Plume

v. to congratulate onself in a self-satisfied way

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Prate

v. to talke idly; chatter

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Precept

n. principle; law

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Precipitate

v. to cause to happen; throw down from a height

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Preempt

v. to supersede; appropriate for oneself

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Prehensible

adj. capable of grasping

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Premonition

n. forewarning; presentiment

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Preternatural

adj. supernatural

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Prevaricate

v. to quibble; evade the truth

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Primordial

adj. original; existing from the beginning

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Probity

n. honesty; high-mindedness

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Propitate

v. to win over; appease

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Provident

adj. providing for future needs; frugal

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Puissant

adj. powerful

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Purport

v. to profess; suppose; claim

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Pusillanimous

adj. cowardly

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Quail

v. to cower; lose heart

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Quiescent

adj. inactive; still

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Quorum

n. number of members necessary to conduct a meeting

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Raiment

n. clothing

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Rebus

n. puzzle in which pictures or symbols represent words

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Recondite

adj. abstruse; profound

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Redoubtable

adj. formidable; arousing fear; worthy of respect

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Refractory

adj. stubborn; unmanageable; resisting ordinary methods of treatment

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Regale

v. to entertain

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Remonstrate

v. to object or protest

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Reprise

n. repetition, especially of a piece of music