|1||penurious||(adjective satellite) excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"|
(adjective satellite) not having enough money to pay for necessities
|2||perceptive||(adjective) having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"|
(adjective) of or relating to perception; "perceptive faculties"
|3||percussion||(noun) the act of exploding a percussion cap|
(noun) the act of playing a percussion instrument
(noun) tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes
(noun) the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
|4||perdition||(noun) (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"|
|5||peremptory||(adjective satellite) putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"|
(adjective satellite) not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands"
(adjective satellite) offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisteri
|6||perfidious||(adjective satellite) tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans; "Punic faith"; "the perfidious Judas"; "the fiercest and most treacherous of foes"; "treacherous intrigues"|
|7||perfunctory||(adjective satellite) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"|
(adjective satellite) as a formality only; "a one-candidate pro forma election"
|8||peripheral||(noun) (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer; "disk drives and printers are important peripherals"|
(adjective) on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"
(adjective satellite) related to the key issue but not of central importance; "a peripheral interest"; "energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy"; "peripheral issues"
|9||perjury||(noun) criminal offense of making false statements under oath|
|10||permeable||(adjective) allowing (especially liquids) to pass or diffuse through; "permeable membranes"; "rock that is permeable by water"|
|11||pernicious||(adjective satellite) working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; "glaucoma is an insidious disease"; "a subtle poison"|
(adjective satellite) exceedingly harmful
|12||perpetual||(adjective satellite) occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted; "a child's incessant questions"; "your perpetual (or continual) complaints"|
(adjective satellite) uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standar
(adjective satellite) continuing forever or indefinitely; "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"
|13||perquisite||(noun) a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"|
(noun) an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right); "a limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job"
|14||pertinent||(adjective satellite) being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"|
(adjective satellite) having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand; "a list of articles pertinent to the discussion"; "remarks that were to the point"
|15||peruse||(verb) examine or consider with attention and in detail; "Please peruse this report at your leisure"|
|16||pervade||(verb) spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"|
|17||pervasive||(adjective satellite) spreading throughout; "armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"; "the pervasive odor of garlic"; "an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion"|
(adjective satellite) spread throughout; "a pervasive anxiety overshadows the triumphs of individuals"
|18||pessimism||(noun) a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things|
(noun) the feeling that things will turn out badly
|19||petty||(adjective satellite) contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"|
(adjective satellite) (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "a dispute over nig
|20||petulant||(adjective satellite) easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"|
|21||phenomenon||(noun) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning|
(noun) a remarkable development
|22||philanthropy||(noun) voluntary promotion of human welfare|
|23||phlegmatic||(adjective satellite) showing little emotion; "a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man"|
|24||phobia||(noun) an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias"|
|25||pied||(adjective satellite) having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"|
|26||pinioned||(adjective satellite) bound fast especially having the arms restrained|
(adjective satellite) (of birds) especially having the flight feathers
|27||pious||(adjective) having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"|
(adjective satellite) devoutly religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
|28||pique||(noun) tightly woven fabric with raised cords|
(noun) a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
(verb) cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me"
|29||pithy||(adjective satellite) concise and full of meaning; "welcomed her pithy comments"; "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen|
(adverb) in a pithy sententious manner; "she expressed herself pithily"
|30||pittance||(noun) an inadequate payment; "they work all day for a mere pittance"|
|31||placate||(verb) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"|
|32||placid||(adjective satellite) free from disturbance; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruf|
(adjective satellite) taking life easy; "an easygoing man rarely stirred to anger"; "an air of placid sufficiency"
(adjective satellite) without untoward incident or disruption; "a placid existence"; "quiet times"
(adjective satellite) not easily irritated; "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"
|33||plaintive||(adjective satellite) expressing sorrow|
|34||platonic||(adjective satellite) free from physical desire; "platonic love"|
(adjective) of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy; "Platonic dialogues"
|35||plausible||(adjective satellite) appearing to merit belief or acceptance; "a credible witness"; "a plausible story"|
(adjective satellite) within the realm of credibility; "not a very likely excuse"; "a plausible story"
(adjective) likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
(adjective) apparently reasonable and valid
|36||plenary||(adjective satellite) full in all respects; "a plenary session of the legislature"; "a diplomat with plenary powers"|
|37||plethora||(noun) extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"|
|38||plumb||(noun) the metal bob of a plumb line|
(verb) adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
(verb) examine thoroughly and in great depth
(verb) measure the depth of something
(verb) weight with lead
(adjective satellite) exactly vertical; "the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb"
(adverb) completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
(adverb) exactly; "fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"
(adverb) conforming to the direction of a plumb line
|39||polemic||(noun) a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)|
(noun) a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
(adjective satellite) of or involving dispute or controversy
|40||polemicist||(noun) a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)|
|41||pommel||(noun) an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger|
(noun) handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
(noun) a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse
(verb) strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
|42||ponderous||(adjective satellite) having great mass and weight and unwieldiness; "a ponderous stone"; "a ponderous burden"; "ponderous weapons"|
(adjective satellite) slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn"
(adjective satellite) labored and dull; "a ponderous speech"
|43||portend||(verb) indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"|
|44||potable||(noun) any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"|
(adjective satellite) of alcoholic beverages that are suitable for drinking; "it's an impudent young wine but I think you will find it quite potable"
|45||potent||(adjective) having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea"|
(adjective) (of a male) able to copulate
(adjective satellite) having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
(adjective satellite) having the power to influence or convince; "a cogent analysis of the problem"; "potent arguments"
|46||pragmatic||(adjective satellite) concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"|
(adjective satellite) guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"
(adjective) of or concerning the theory of pragmatism
|47||prate||(noun) idle or foolish and irrelevant talk|
(verb) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
|48||prattle||(noun) idle or foolish and irrelevant talk|
(verb) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
|49||precarious||(adjective satellite) affording no ease or reassurance; "a precarious truce"|
(adjective satellite) fraught with danger; "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"
(adjective satellite) not secure; beset with difficulties; "a shaky marriage"
(adjective satellite) dangerously insecure; "a precarious footing on the ladder"
|50||precept||(noun) a doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts"|
(noun) rule of personal conduct