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pecuniary
adj. pertaining to money
pedagogy
n. teaching; art of education
pedant
n. scholar who overemphasize book learning or technicalities
pedantic
adj. showing off learning; bookish
pedestrian
adj. ordinary; unimaginative
pediatrician
n. expert in children's disease
peerless
adj. having no equal; incomparable
pejorative
adj. negative in connotation; having a belittling effect
pellucid
adj. transparent; limpid; easy to understand
penchant
n. strong inclination; liking
pendant
n. ornament (hanging from a necklace. ect.)
penitent
adj. repentant
pensive
adj. dreamily thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative
penury
n. severe poverty; stinginess
perceptive
adj. insightful; aware; wise
percussion
n. striking one object against another sharply
perdition
n. damnation; complete ruin
peregrination
n. journey
peremptory
adj. demanding and leaving no choice
perennial
n. something that is continuing or recurrent
perfidious
adj. treacherous; disloyal
perforate
v. pierce; put a hole through
perfunctory
adj. superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm
perimeter
n. outer boundary
peripheral
adj. marginal; outer
periphery
n. edge; especially of a round surface
perjury
n. false testimony while under oath
permeable
adj. penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through
permeate
v. pass through; spread
pernicious
adj. very destructive
perpetrate
v. commit an offense
perpetual
adj. everlasting
perpetuate
v. make something last; preserve from extinction
perquisite
n. any gain above stipulated salary
persevere
v. persist; endure; strive
persona
n. public personality or facade
personable
adj. attractive
perspicacious
adj. having insight; penetrating; astute
pert
adj. impertinent; forward
pertinacious
adj. stubborn; persistent
pertinent
adj. to the point; relevant
perturb
v. disturb greatly
peruse
v. read with care
pervasive
adj. pervading; spread throughout every part
perverse
adj. stubbornly wrongheaded; wicked and perverted
pessimism
n. belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess
petrify
v. turn to stone
petty
adj. trivial; unimportant; very small
petulant
adj. touchy; peevish
phenomena
n. observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation
philanderer
n. faithless love; flirt