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plaintive

mournful and expressing sorrow

pompous

exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance, bombastic

ponderous

very heavy, unwieldy from weight

portal

a doorway (especially a large one)

portent

a sign or forewarning

posterity

future generations, all descendants of a person

potent

powerful, having a strong effect

potentate

a monarch, very powerful ruler, sovereign

prattle

meaningless sounds, babble

precipice

a very steep cliff or mass of rock, the brink of something dangerous

precocious

exceptionally early in development or occurrence

predilection

preference

primeval

ancient, relating to the earliest ages

prolific

abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity

propensity

preference, natural inclination

propinquity

nearness; kindship

propriety

correect conduct

quaint

unusual in character or appearance

regimen

the regular process, procedure, or system of doing something

remonstrate

to protest, to make objections

replete

filled to capacity, abundantly supplied

requite

to make repayment or to return

revere

to honor, to regard with respect

rotund

very plump, round

sagacious

wise, shrewd, very discerning

scintillating

sparkling, shining, or flashing

sedulously

very diligent, accomplishing with painstaking care

sentinel

one who keeps guard as a sentry

solace

to comfort or to cheer

stalwart

one who supports a cause with firm partisanship

superfluous

beyond what is needed or required, an overflow

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