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Peremptory

Final; categorical; dictatorial

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Perennial

Continual

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Perfidy

Treachery

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Perfunctory

Unenthusiastic; careless

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Periphery

The outside edge of something

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Perjury

Lying under oath

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Pernicious

Deadly; extremely evil

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Perquisite

A privilege that goes along with a job

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Pertinent

Relevant; dealing with the matter at hand

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Perturb

To disturb greatly

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Peruse

To read carefully

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Pervade

To spread throughout

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Petulant

Rude; cranky; ill tempered

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Philistine

A smugly ignorant person with no appreciation of intellectual or artistic matters

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Pious

Reverent or devout; hypocritical

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Pivotal

Crucial

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Placate

To pacify; to appease; to soothe

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Plaintive

Expressing sadness or sorrow

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Platitude

A dull or trite remark; cliche

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Plebeian

Common; vulgar; low class

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Plethora

An excess

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Poignant

Painfully emotional; moving; sharp or astute