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Flashcards in Word List 36 Deck (43):
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Philistine

Narrow-minded

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Phlegmatic

Calm; not-easily disturbed

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Picaresque

Pertaining to rogues in literature

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Piety

Religious devotion

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Pillage

Plunder

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Pine

Languish

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Pinnacle

Peak

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Pious

Devout

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Piquant

Pleasantly tart-tasting

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Pique

Irritation; resentment

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Pitfall

Hidden danger

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Pithy

Concise; meaningful

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Pittance

A small allowance or wage

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Pivotal

Crucial; key; vital

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Placate

Pacify; conciliate

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Plaintive

Mournful

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Platitude

Trite remark

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Plaudit

Enthusiastically worded approval

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Plenitude

Abundance; completeness

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Pliable

Flexible; yielding

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Pliant

Flexible; easily influenced

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Plight

Condition, state

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Plumage

Feathers of a bird

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Plumb

Vertical

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Plummet

Fall sharply

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Poignancy

Quality of being deeply moving

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Pomposity

Self-important behavior

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Ponderous

Weighty; unwieldy

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Pontifical

Pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious

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Pore

Study industriously; ponder; scrutinize

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Portend

Foretell; presage

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Portent

Sign; omen; forewarning

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Portly

Stately; stout

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Poseur

Person who pretends to be sophisticated; elegant

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Postulate

Essential premise; underlying assumption

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Potable

Suitable for drinking

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Potent

Powerful; persuasive

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Potentate

Monarch; sovereign

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Prate

Speak foolishly; boast idly

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Prattle

Babble

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Preamble

Introductory statement

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Precarious

Uncertain; risky

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Precedent

Something preceding in time that may be used as an authority or guide for future action