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paragon

n. a model of perfection

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partisan

adj. one-sided - prejudiced - already committed to a part

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pathological

adj. pertaining to a disease

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paucity

n. scarcity - too few

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pedantic

adj. showing off her intelligence - bookish

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penchant

n. liking - strong inclination towards - strong favoring

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penury

n. severe poverty - stinginess

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perennial

n. something long lasting

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perfidious

adj. disloyal - treacherous

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perfunctory

adj. superficial - not thorough - lacking interest/care/enthusiasm

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permeable

adj. penetrable; porous

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pervasive

adj. spread throughout

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phlegmatic

adj. calm, not easily disturbed

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piety

n. devoutness; reverence for God

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placate

v. to calm, to pacify/fix/mediate the situation

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plasticity

n. ability to be molded

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platitude

cliche statements

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plethora

n. excess

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porous

adj. full of pores

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pragmatic

adj. practical (vs. idealistic) - concerned with the practical worth of something

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precarious

adj. risky - uncertain ex. risky situation = _____ situation

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precipitate

adj. premature; hasty; sudden; rash ex. there was a _______ precipitate (rain)

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precursor

n. forerunner

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presumptuous

adj. arrogant - taking the liberty of

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prevaricate

v. to lie

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pristine

adj. primitive; characteristic of earlier times - unspoiled

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probity

n. uprightness; incorruptibility

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problematic

adj. questionable; doubtful; unsettling; perplexing

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prodigal

adj. wasteful; reckless with money

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profound

adj. deep - complete

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prohibitive

adj. tending to prevent the purchase/use of something - inclined to prevent/forbid

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proliferate

v. to grow rapidly - spread - multiply

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propensity

n. the natural inclination

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propitiate

v. to appease

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propriety

n. the correct conduct - fitness

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proscribe

v. to forbid

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n. a model of perfection

paragon

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adj. one-sided - prejudiced - already committed to a part

partisan

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adj. pertaining to a disease

pathological

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n. scarcity - too few

paucity

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adj. showing off her intelligence - bookish

pedantic

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n. liking - strong inclination towards - strong favoring

penchant

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n. severe poverty - stinginess

penury

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n. something long lasting

perennial

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adj. disloyal - treacherous

perfidious

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adj. superficial - not thorough - lacking interest/care/enthusiasm

perfunctory

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adj. penetrable; porous

permeable

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adj. spread throughout

pervasive

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adj. calm, not easily disturbed

phlegmatic

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n. devoutness; reverence for God

piety

51

v. to calm, to pacify/fix/mediate the situation

placate

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n. ability to be molded

plasticity

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cliche statements

platitude

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n. excess

plethora

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adj. full of pores

porous

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adj. practical (vs. idealistic) - concerned with the practical worth of something

pragmatic

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adj. risky - uncertain ex. risky situation = _____ situation

precarious

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adj. premature; hasty; sudden; rash ex. there was a _______ precipitate (rain)

precipitate

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n. forerunner

precursor

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adj. arrogant - taking the liberty of

presumptuous

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v. to lie

prevaricate

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adj. primitive; characteristic of earlier times - unspoiled

pristine

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n. uprightness; incorruptibility

probity

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adj. questionable; doubtful; unsettling; perplexing

problematic

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adj. wasteful; reckless with money

prodigal

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adj. deep - complete

profound

67

adj. tending to prevent the purchase/use of something - inclined to prevent/forbid

prohibitive

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v. to grow rapidly - spread - multiply

proliferate

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n. the natural inclination

propensity

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v. to appease

propitiate

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n. the correct conduct - fitness

propriety

72

v. to forbid

proscribe