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HETERODOX

unorthodox; heretical; iconoclastic

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HIRSUTE

hairy; shaggy

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HOMILY

a sermon or morally instructive lecture; a platitude

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HOMOGENOUS

same throughout

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HUBRIS

arrogant presumption or pride

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HYPERBOLE

an exaggerated statement; often used as a figure of speech

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ICONOCLAST

one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions

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IDOLATROUS

given to intense or excessive devotion to something

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IDYLL

a carefree; light-hearted pastoral or romantic episode or experience; a literary or musical piece describing such

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IGNOMINIOUS

shameful; dishonorable; ignoble; undignified; disgraceful

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IMBROGLIO

difficult or embarrassing situation

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IMMINENT

about to happen; impending

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IMMUTABLE

not capable of change

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IMPASSIVE

revealing no emotion or sensibility

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IMPECUNIOUS

lacking funds; without money

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IMPERIOUS

commanding; masterful; arrogant; domineering; haughty

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IMPERTURBABLE

marked by extreme calm; impassivity and steadiness

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IMPETUOUS

hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement

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IMPLACABLE

not capable of being appeased or significantly changed

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IMPORTUNE

to ask incessantly; beg; nag

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IMPUDENT

shamelessly bold; insolent; impertinent

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IMPUGN

attack or assail verbally; censure; execrate; deny

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IMPUNITY

immunity from punishment; penalty or harm

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IMPUTE

to attribute to a cause or source; ascribe; assign as a characteristic

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INALIENABLE

cannot be transferred

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INCHOATE

in an initial stage; not fully formed

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INCIPIENT

beginning to come into being or to become apparent

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INDEFATIGABLE

not easily exhaustible; tireless; dogged

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INDIFFERENT

having no interest or concern; apathetic; showing no bias or prejudice

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INDOLENT

lazy; listless; torpid

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INELUCTABLE

certain; inevitable

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INERT

unmoving; lethargic; sluggish; not reactive chemically

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INGENUOUS

artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication

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INHERENT

ingrained within one's nature; intrinsic; firmly established; essential

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INIMICAL

damaging; harmful; injurious; hostile; unfriendly

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INIMITABLE

one of a kind; peerless

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INIQUITY

wickedness; gross injustice

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INNERVATE

to supply with nerves; energize

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INNOCUOUS

harmless; causing no damage

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INSCRUTABLE

incapable of being discovered or understood; mysterious

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INSENSIBLE

unconscious; unresponsive; unaware; unaffected; numb

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INSIPID

without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; dull

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INSOUCIANT

unconcerned; carefree; nonchalant

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INSULAR

parochial; narrow-minded; like an island

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INTERDICT

prohibit; forbid; ban; halt

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INTIMATE

to imply; suggest or insinuate

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INTRACTABLE

not easily managed or directed; stubborn; obstinate

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INTRANSIGENT

refusing to compromise

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INTREPID

steadfast; courageous

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INUNDATE

to cover or overwhelm; to flood

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INURED

accustomed to accepting something undesirable

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INVEIGH

to attack verbally; denounce; deprecate

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INVEIGLE

to obtain by deception or flattery

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INVETERATE

deep rooted; ingrained; habitual

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INVIDIOUS

tending to arouse envy or ill will in others

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IRASCIBLE

easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts

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ITINERATE

to travel from place to place

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JEJUNE

vapid; uninteresting; childish; immature; lacking nutrition

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JIBE

to agree; to be in accord

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JOCOSE

given to joking; humorous

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KINETIC

having to do with motion; lively; active

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LABILE

readily open to change; unstable

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LACHRYMOSE

causing tears; tearful; showing sorrow

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LACONIC

using few words; terse

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LASSITUDE

listlessness; languor; weariness

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LAUD

to praise highly

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LAVISH

extravagant

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LETHARGIC

characterized by sluggishness

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LIBERTINE

someone unrestrained by morality or convention or leading a dissolute life

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LIMN

to draw; outline in detail

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LIMPID

transparent; serene; clear and simple in style; untroubled

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LIST

to tilt or lean to one side

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LOQUACIOUS

extremely talkative

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LUCID

intelligible; sound; clear

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LUMBER

to move heavily and clumsily or with a rumbling sound

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LUMINOUS

characterized by brightness and the emission of light; enlightened; clear

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MAGNANIMITY

the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart; especially in forgiving

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MALEVOLENT

having or showing often vicious ill will; spite; or hatred

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MALINGER

to feign illness so as to avoid work

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MALLEABLE

capable of being shaped or formed; easily influenced

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MARTIAL

associated with war and the armed forces

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MARTINET

a rigid disciplinarian

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MAUNDER

to talk or move aimlessly; mutter

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MAVERICK

an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party

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MELANCHOLY

tending toward sadness

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MELLIFLUOUS

sweetly flowing; usually used to describe words or sounds

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MENDACITY

the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty

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MENDICANT

a beggar; supplicant

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MERCURIAL

characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood

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MERETRICIOUS

tawdry; pretentious; attractive but false; showy; having to do with prostitution

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METICULOUS

characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail

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METTLESOME

courageous; high-spirited

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MILITATE

to have weight or bearing on; to argue (against)

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MILK

to exploit; to squeeze every last ounce of

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MINATORY

menacing; threatening

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MINCE

pronounce or speak affectedly or too carefully; euphemize; take tiny steps; tiptoe

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MISANTHROPE

one who hates humankind

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MISOGYNIST

one who hates women

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MITIGATE

to make or become less severe or intense; moderate

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MOLLIFY

to calm or soothe; reduce in emotional intensity

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MONOTONY

tedious lack of variety or change

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MOROSE

sad; sullen; melancholy

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MULTIFACETED

having many aspects

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MULTIFARIOUS

varied; motley; greatly diversified

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MUNDANE

of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary

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NADIR

low point; perigee

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NASCENT

coming into being; in early developmental stages

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NATTY

trimly neat and tidy; dapper

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NEBULOUS

vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form

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NEOLOGISM

a new word; expression; or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses

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NEOPHYTE

a recent convert; a beginner; novice; tyro

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NEXUS

a connection; tie; or link; center or focus

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NICE

exacting; extremely or even excessively precise; done with delicacy or skill

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NOISOME

offensive; especially to one's sense of smell; fetid

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NONPLUSSED

baffled; in a quandary; at a loss for what to say; do or think

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NOSTRUM

cure-all; placebo; questionable remedy

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NOXIOUS

harmful; injurious

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OBDURATE

unyielding; hardhearted; inflexible

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OBEISANCE

gesture that expresses deference; such as a bow or curtsy

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OBFUSCATE

to deliberately obscure; to make confusing

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OBSEQUIOUS

exhibiting a fawning attentiveness; subservient

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OBSTINATE

stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising

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OBSTREPEROUS

noisy; loudly stubborn; boisterous

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OBTAIN

to be established; accepted; or customary; prevail

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OBTUSE

lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression

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OBVIATE

to anticipate and make unnecessary

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OCCLUDE

to obstruct or block

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OCCULT

hidden; concealed; beyond comprehension

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ODIOUS

hateful; arousing strong feelings of dislike

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OFFICIOUS

meddlesome; pushy in offering one's services where they are unwanted

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ONEROUS

troubling; burdensome

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OPAQUE

impermeable by light; dense in mind

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OPPROBRIUM

disgrace; contempt; scorn

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OSCILLATION

the act or state of swinging back and forth with a steady; uninterrupted rhythm

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OSSIFIED

changed into bone; made rigidly conventional and unreceptive to change

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OSTENSIBLE

seeming; appearing as such; professed

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OSTENTATIOUS

characterized by or given to pretentiousness

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OVERWEENING

presumptuously arrogant; overbearing; immoderate

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PAEAN

a song or expression of praise and thanksgiving

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PALLIATE

to make something appear less serious; gloss over; mitigate

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PANDEMIC

widespread; occurring over a large area or affecting an unusually large percentage of the population

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PANEGYRIC

formal expression of praise

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PARADIGM

something that serves as a model; example; or pattern; the framework of assumptions and understandings shared by a group or discipline that shapes its worldview

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PARADOX

a contradiction; a seemingly self-contradictory statement that seems true nonetheless

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PARAGON

something regarded as a model of excellence or perfection in some way

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PARIAH

an outcast; a rejected and despised person

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PARODY

a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect; especially in literature and art; also something so bad as to be potentially mistaken for an intentional mockery

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PARRY

to block; evade or ward off; as a blow

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PARSIMONIOUS

cheap; miserly

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PARTISAN

one-sided; committed to a party; biased or prejudiced

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PAUCITY

scarcity; a lacking of

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PECCADILLO

a slight offense; literally; a minor sin

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PEDAGOGY

the art or profession of training; teaching; or instructing

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PEDANTIC

ostentatious display of learning; excessive attention to minutiae and formal rules; unimaginative

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PEDESTRIAN

commonplace; trite; unremarkable

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PENCHANT

strong inclination; a liking

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PENURIOUS

penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous

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PEREMPTORY

admitting of no contradiction; putting an end to further debate; haughty; imperious

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PERENNIAL

recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly

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PERFIDY

intentional breach of faith; treachery

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PERFUNCTORY

cursory; done without care or interest

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PERIPATETIC

itinerant; traveling; nomadic

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PERNICIOUS

extremely harmful; potentially causing death

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PERSONABLE

pleasing in appearance; attractive

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PERSPICACIOUS

acutely perceptive; having keen discernment

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PERUSE

to examine with great care

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PERVADE

to permeate throughout

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PETROUS

like a rock; hard; stony

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PETULANT

impatient; irritable

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PHILANTHROPIC

humanitarian; benevolent

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PHILISTINE

a crass individual guided by material rather than intellectual or artistic values

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PHLEGMATIC

calm; sluggish; unemotional; stoic

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PICARESQUE

involving clever rogues or adventurers

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PIED

multi-colored; usually in botches

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PILLORY

to punish; hold up to public scorn

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PINE

to yearn intensely; to languish; to lose vigor

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PIOUS

extremely reverent or devout

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PIQUANT

agreeably pungent; spicy; stimulating

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PIQUE

resentment; feeling of irritation due to hurt pride

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PIRATE

to use or reproduce illegally

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PITH

the essential or central part

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PLACATE

to appease; to calm by making concessions

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PLAINTIVE

mournful; melancholy; sorrowful

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PLANGENT

pounding; thundering; resounding

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PLASTIC

moldable; pliable; not rigid

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PLATITUDE

a superficial or trite remark; especially one offered as meaningful

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PLETHORA

an overabundance; a surplus

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PLUCK

courage; spunk; fortitude

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PLUMB

to measure the depth; to examine critically

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PLUMMET

to plunge or drop straight down

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POIGNANT

distressing; pertinent; touching; stimulating; emotional

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POLEMICAL

controversial; argumentative

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PRAGMATIC

practical rather than idealistic

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PRATE

chatter; babble

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PRATTLE

to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner

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PRECARIOUS

uncertain; risky; dangerous

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PRECEPT

rule establishing standards of conduct; a doctrine that is taught

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PRECIPITATE

acting with excessive haste or impulse

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PRECURSOR

something that precedes and indicates or announces another

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PREDILECTION

a disposition in favor of something; preference