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pellucid

transparent; limpid; easy to understand

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persona

public personality or facade

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persevere

persist; endure; strive

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perpetrate

commit an offense

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penury

severe poverty; stinginess

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perfunctory

superficial; not thorough; lacking interest care or enthusiasm

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peerless

having no equal; incomparable

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perceptive

insightful; aware; wise

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patrician

noble; aristocratic

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perverse

stubbornly wrongheaded

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percussion

stiking one object against another sharply

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perpetual

everlasting

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paucity

scarcity

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permeable

penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas pass through

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petrify

turn to stone

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peregrination

journey

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pejorative

negative in connotation; having a belittling effect

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pedantic

showing off learning; bookish

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personable

attractive

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pecuniary

pertaining to money

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perspicacious

having insight; penetrating; astute

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peruse

use with care

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peripheral

marginal; outer

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pernicious

very destructive

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perennial

something that is continuing or recurrent

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pertinent

to the point; relevant

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permeate

pass through; spread

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pssimism

belief that life is basically bad or evil

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pert

impertinent; forward

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pervasive

pervading; spreading throughout every part

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perforate

pierce; put a hole through

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perimeter

outer boundary

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pedagogy

teaching; art of education

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philanderer

faithless lover; flirt

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perjury

false testimony while under oath

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patronize

support; act superior toward

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pauper

very poor person

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perturb

disturb greatly

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pensive

dreamily thoughtful

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peremptory

demanding and leaving no choice

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peccadillo

slight offense

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pedestrian

ordinary; unimaginative

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penchant

strong inclination; liking

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phenomena

observable facts

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petulant

touchy; peevish

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perquisite

any gain above stipulated salary

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petty

trivial; unimportant; very small

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perpetuate

making something last; preserve from extinction

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perdition

damnation; complete ruin

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penitent

repentant

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pertinacious

stubborn; persistent

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perfidious

treacherous; disloyal