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perjury (n)

lying under oath

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pertinent (adj)

relevant; dealing with the matter at hand

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philistine (n)

a smugly ignorant person with no appreciation of intellectual or artistic matters

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plaintive (adj)

expressing sadness or sorrow

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plebeian (adj)

common; vulgar; low class; bourgeois

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polemic (n)

a powerful argument often made to attack or refute a controversial issue

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postulate (n)

sth accepted as true without proof; an axiom

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introspective (adj)

tending to think about oneself; examining one's feeling

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inundate (v)

to flood; to cover completely with water; to overwhelm

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invective (n)

insulting or abusive speech

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inveterate (adj)

habitual; firm in habit; deeply rooted

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precipitate (v)

to cause to happen abruptly

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precipitous (adj)

steep
vách đứng, dốc đứng

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preeminent (adj)

better than anyone else; outstanding; supreme

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preempt (v)

to seize something by prior right

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prepossess (v)

to preoccupy; to influence beforehand or prejudice; to make a good impression on beforehand

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pristine (adj)

original; unspoiled; pure

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profane (adj)

not having to do with religion; irreverent; blasphemous

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labyrinth (n)

a maze; something like a maze

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lampoon (v)

to satirize; to mock; to parody

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languish (v)

to become weak; listless; or depressed

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largess (n)

generous giving of gifts(or the gifts themselves); generosity; philanthropy

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latent (adj)

present but not visible or apparent; potential

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profess (v)

to declare; to declare falsely or pretend

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proficient (adj)

thoroughly competent; skillful; very good (at sth)

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profligate (adj)

extravagantly wasteful and, usually, wildly immoral

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proletariat (n)

the industrial working class

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proliferate (v)

to spread or grow rapidly

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promulgate (v)

to proclaim; to publicly or formally declare sth

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propensity (n)

a natural inclination or tendency; a predilection