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perjury

A solemn assertion of a falsity.

permanence

A continuance in the same state, or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature.

permanent

Durable.

permeate

To pervade.

permissible

That may be allowed.

permutation

Reciprocal change, different ordering of same items.

pernicious

Tending to kill or hurt.

perpendicular

Straight up and down.

perpetrator

The doer of a wrong or a criminal act.

perpetuate

To preserve from extinction or oblivion.

perquisite

Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages.

persecution

Harsh or malignant oppression.

perseverance

A persistence in purpose and effort.

persevere

To continue striving in spite of discouragements.

persiflage

Banter.

persist

To continue steadfast against opposition.

persistence

A fixed adherence to a resolve, course of conduct, or the like.

personage

A man or woman as an individual, especially one of rank or high station.

personal

Not general or public.

personality

The attributes, taken collectively, that make up the character and nature of an individual.

personnel

The force of persons collectively employed in some service.

perspective

The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view.

perspicacious

Astute.

perspicacity

Acuteness or discernment.

perspicuous

Lucid.

perspiration

Sweat.

perspire

To excrete through the pores of the skin.

persuade

To win the mind of by argument, eloquence, evidence, or reflection.

persuadable

capable of influencing to action by entreaty, statement, or anything that moves the feelings.

pertinacious

Persistent or unyielding.

pertinacity

Unyielding adherence.

pertinent

Relevant.

perturb

To disturb greatly.

perturbation

Mental excitement or confusion.

perusal

The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully.

pervade

To pass or spread through every part.

pervasion

The state of spreading through every part.

pervasive

Thoroughly penetrating or permeating.

perverse

Unreasonable.

perversion

Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose.

perversity

Wickedness.

pervert

One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false.

pervious

Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance.

pestilence

A raging epidemic.

pestilent

Having a malign influence or effect.

pestilential

having the nature of or breeding pestilence.

peter

To fail or lose power, efficiency, or value.

petrify

To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.

petulance

The character or condition of being impatient, capricious or petulant.

petulant

Displaying impatience.

pharmacopoeia

A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists.

pharmacy

The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines.

phenomenal

Extraordinary or marvelous.

phenomenon

Any unusual occurrence.

philander

To play at courtship with a woman.

philanthropic

Benevolent.

philanthropist

One who endeavors to help his fellow men.

philanthropy

Active humanitarianism.

philately

The study and collection of stamps.

philharmonic

Fond of music.

philogynist

One who is fond of women.

philologist

An expert in linguistics.

philology

The study of language in connection with history and literature.

philosophize

To seek ultimate causes and principles.

philosophy

The general principles, laws, or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything.

phlegmatic

Not easily roused to feeling or action.

phonetic

Representing articulate sounds or speech.

phonic

Pertaining to the nature of sound.

phonogram

A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound.

phonology

The science of human vocal sounds.

phosphorescence

The property of emitting light.

photoelectric

Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity.

photometer

Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights.

photometry

The art of measuring the intensity of light.

physicist

A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.

physics

The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.

physiocracy

The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.

physiognomy

The external appearance merely.

physiography

Description of nature.

physiology

The science of organic functions.

physique

The physical structure or organization of a person.

picayune

Of small value.

piccolo

A small flute.

piece

A loose or separated part, as distinguished from the whole or the mass.

piecemeal

Gradually.

pillage

Open robbery, as in war.

pillory

A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn.

pincers

An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot.

pinchers

An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot.

pinnacle

A high or topmost point, as a mountain-peak.

pioneer

One among the first to explore a country.

pious

Religious.

pique

To excite a slight degree of anger in.

piteous

Compassionate.

pitiable

Contemptible.

pitiful

Wretched.

pitiless

Hard-hearted.

pittance

Any small portion or meager allowance.

placate

To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.

placid

Serene.

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