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Flashcards in Day1.b Deck (20):
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poignant

painfully emotional, extremely moving, sharp or astute

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plebeian

common, vulgar, low class

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platitude

a dull or trite remark, a cliche

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plaintive

expressing sadness or sorrow

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placate

to pacify, to appease, to soothe

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pivotal

crucial

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pious

reverent, devout, outwardly, reverent or devout, hypocritical

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philistine

a smugly ignorant person with no appreciation of intellectual or artistic matters

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petulant

rude, cranky, ill-tempered

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perquisite

a privilege that goes along with a job, a "perk"

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perjury

lying under oath

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peripatetic

wandering, traveling continually

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perfunctory

unenthusiastic, careless

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perfidy

treachery

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peremptory

final, categorical, dictatorial

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pensive

thoughtful and sad

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penchant

a strong taste or liking for something, a predilection

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pejorative

negative, disparaging

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pedantic

boringly scholarly or academic

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peccadillo

a minor offense