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Promulgate

Make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim; put into operation (law, decree)

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Protean

Changeable in shape or form; versatile

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Providential

Opportune, fortunate, or lucky

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Prude

Person who is excessively proper or modest in speech, conduct, dress, etc.

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Prurient

Characterized by lascivious or lustful thoughts, desires

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Puckish

Mischievous; impish

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Puffery

Undue or exaggerated praise

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Pundit

Learned person, expert, or authority

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Puritanical

Very strict in moral or religious matters; often excessively so

10

Putsch

Plotted revolt or attempt to overthrow the government; especially one that depends on suddenness and speed

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Quagmire

Awkward, complex, or embarrassing situation

12

Quantum

Particular amount; share or portion
Large quantity; bulk

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Quietus

Finishing stroke; anything that effectually ends or settles
Discharge/release from life
Period of retirement or inactivity

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Quisling

Person who betrays own country by aiding an invading enemy; often serving later in a puppet government

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Rabble

Disorderly crowd; mob
The lower classes; common people

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Ramshackle

Loosely made or held together; shaky

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Rapscallion

Rascal; rogue; scamp

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Recrimination

A countercharge

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Rectitude

Rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue