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Pedestrian

A person or thing said to be ordinary or dull

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Pejorative

Having a negative effect; insulting

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Perdition

Damnation; ruin; hell

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Perfunctory

Done without care; in a routine fashion

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Perspicacity

Keenness or judgement

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Peruse

To read carefully; scrutinize

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Quagmire

A swamp; a difficult or inextricable situation

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Quandary

A puzzling situation; a dilemma

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Quasi-

Resembling; seeming; half

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Querulous

Complaining; grumbling

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Quiddity

An essential quality

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Raiment

Clothing; garments

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Rakish

Carefree; dashing; jaunty

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Ratiocinate

To reason; to think

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Rationalize

To make an excuse for