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pique

v. to cause another's pride to be wounded; to excite curiousity or interest

plagiarism

n. taking another's thoughts or words and using them as one's own

plebeian

n/adj. one of the common people; common or vulgar

precocious

adj. developed earlier than usual, especially mentally

predatory

adj. incluned to rob or prey on others

prowess

n. unusual skill or ability; heroism in battle

pugnacious

adj. eager and ready to fight; quarelsome

purloin

v. to steal

pusillanimous

adj. cowardly, fearful

quell

v. to put an end to; to allay or quiet

quixotic

adj. extremely idealistic; not practical

rabble

n. a disorderly crowd, a mob; to lowest class of people

rabid

adj. intense; furious or raging, mad

raconteur

n. a person skilled at telling stories or anecdotes

raillery

n. good-humored ridicule; baneter

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