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Flashcards in G800_56-60 Deck (50):
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penury

extreme poverty

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peregrination

wandering (travelling) from place to place on foot

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peremptory

imperative; leaving no choice

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perennial

present throughout the years; persistent

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perfidious

That can not be trusted

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perfunctory

superficial; performed really as a duty

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perigee

point in an orbit that is closest to the earth

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permeable

penetrable

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perturb

to disturb greatly; make uneasy or anxious

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pervasive

spread throughout every part, A sense of social change is ........ in her novel.

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petulant

rude; peevish, He was acting like a ....... child and refuse to cooperate (Not ...ous)

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phlegmatic

unemotional; calm in temperament

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phoenix

anything that is restored after suffering great destruction

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physiognomy

facial features

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piety

devoutness, being pious, (impious, opp)

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piquant

pleasantly pungent; attractive

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pique

fleeting feeling or hurt pride

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placate

soothe; pacify

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placid

calm; tranquil; high spirited

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plaintive

melancholy; mournful

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plasticity

pliability; condition of being able to be shaped or formed

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platitude

stale; overused expression

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platonic

spiritual; theoretical, without sensual desire

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plethora

excess; overabundance

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plumb

to examine deeply; determine the depth

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plummet

to fall; plunge; the missile hit the plain and caused it to ...... into the bushes

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plutocracy

society ruled by the wealthy

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porous

full of holes; permeable to liquids

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poseur

person who affects an attitude to impress others

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pragmatic

practical

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prate

to talk idly; chatter

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prattle

meaningless, foolish talk

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preamble

preliminary statement

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precarious

uncertain; dangerously insecure

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precept

principle; law

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precipitate

to cause to happen; throw down from a height

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precipitate

rash; hasty; sudden; done without deliberation

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precursor

forerunner; predecessor

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preempt

to supersede; appropiate for oneself

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prehensile

capable of grasping

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premonition

forewarning; presentiment

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presage

to foretell; indicate in advance

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presumptuous

rude; improperly bold

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preternatural

supernatural; beyond the normal use of nature

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prevaricate

to quibble; evade the truth

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primordial

original; existing from the beginning

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pristine

untouched; uncorrupted

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probity

honesty; high-mindness

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problematic

posing a problem; doubtful; full of problems

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prodigal

wasteful; extravagant; lavish