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Personable

Pleasing in appearance, attractive (adj)

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Perspicacious

Acutely perceptive, having keen discernment (adj)

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Peruse

To examine with great care (v)

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Pervade

To permeate throughout (v)

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Petrous

Like a rock; hard, stony (adj)

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Petulant

Impatient, irritable (adj)

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Philanthropic

Humanitarian; benevolent (adj)

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Philistine

A crass indvidual guided by material rather than intellectual or artisitic values (n)

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Phlegmatic

Calm, sluggish, unemotional (adj)

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Picaresque

Involving clever rogues or adventurers (adj)

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Pied

Multicolored, usually in blotches (adj)

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Pillory

To punish, hold up to public scorn (v)

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Pine

To yearn intensely, to lose vigor (v)

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Pious

Extremely reverent or devout (adj)

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Piquant

Agreeably pungent, spicy, stimulating (adj)

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Pique

Resentment, feeling of irritation due to hurt pride (n)

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Pirate

To use o reproduce illegally (v)

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Pith

The essential or central part (n)

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Placate

To appease, to calm by making concessions (v)

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Plaintive

Mournful, melancholy, sorrowful (adj)

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Plangent

Punding, thundering, resounding (adj)

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Plastic

Moldable, pliable, not rigid (adj)

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Platitude

A superficial or trite remark (n)

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Plethora

An overabundance, a surplus (n)

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Pluck

Courage, spunk, fortitude (n)

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Plumb

To measure the depth, to examine critically (v)

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Plummet

To plunge or drop straight down (v)

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Poignant

Distressing, pertinent, touching, stimulating, emotional (adj)

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Polemical

Controversial, argumentative (adj)

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Portentous

Ominously significant or indicative (adj)