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Ingrate

n. ungrateful person

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Inimical

adj. tending to obstruct or harm

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Iniquitous

adj. grossly unfair and morally wrong

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Inscrutable

adj. impossible to understand or interpret

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Insentient

adj. unfeeling or incapable of understanding things; inanimate

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Insipid

adj. dull; bland

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Insolent

adj. showing a rude and lack of respect

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Insolvent

adj. unable to pay debts owed

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Insuperable

adj. (of a difficulty or obstacle) impossible to overcome

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Peppery

adj. (of a person) irritable and sharp tongued

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Percipient

adj. (of a person) having a good understanding of things; perceptive; insightful

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Perdition

n. damnation

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Perfidy

n. deceitfulness; untrustworthiness; treachery

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Peripatetic

n. or adj. nomadic

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Pernicious

adj. destructive esp. in a gradual or subtle way; harmful

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Persnickety

adj. placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fastidious; fussy

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Perspicacious

adj. having a ready insight into and understanding of things

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Perspicacity

n. insight; shreadness

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Teeming

v. be full or swarming with

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Teetotalism

adj. total absence from alcohol

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Temerity

n. excessive confidence; audacity

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Temper

v. moderate

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Tendentious

adj. expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, esp. a controversial one; dogmatic; biased

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Protean

adj. tending or able to change frequently or easily; changing

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Prostration

n. lying face down; be overcome with extreme weakness or emotional exhaustion

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Prosody

n. study of versification; the patterns of rhythm and sound in poetry and language

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Proselyte

n. a person who has converted from one opinion to another

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Prosaic

adj. lacking poetic beauty; commonplace

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Propitious

adj. giving or indicating a good chance of success

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Propitiate

v. appease; try to gain favor