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Flashcards in Deck 24 Deck (20):
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Passé

No longer fashionable, out of date

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Patrimony

Inherited from the father; heritage
Estate or property belonging by ancient endowment

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Pecuniary

Relating to money

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Pell-mell

In a confused, rushed, or disorderly manner
Recklessly hasty or disorganized

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Pellucid

Translucently clear; easily understood

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Penitential

Expressing penitence/penance (voluntary self-punishment as repentance for wrongdoing)

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Pepper (v.)

Cover or fill with liberal amount of scattered items
Hit repeatedly with small missiles/gunshots
Inflict severe punishment/suffering

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Peppery

Irritable and sharp-tongued

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Perfidy

Deceitfulness; untrustworthiness

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Perpetuity

State or quality of lasting forever

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Perquisites

Thing regarded as special right or privilege as result of one's position; perk

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Pert

(Of a young girl/woman) Attractively lively or cheeky
Attractive because neat and jaunty

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Phased in

Introduced into gradually

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Philippic

Bitter attack or denunciation

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Pidgins

Simplified form of language in order to communicate, as for people not sharing common language

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Piecemeal

Bit-by-bit, gradually, slowly, in stages

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Pilfering

Stealing

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Piety

Quality of being religious or reverent
Belief or POV accepted with unthinking conventional reverence

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Pine

Suffer mental or physical decline
Miss and long for the return of

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Plangent

Loud, reverberating, and often melancholy