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prevaricate

to lie, mislead

primordial

primitive, basic

pristine

unspoiled, perfectly clean

privy

private, secret

probe

to examine carefully

probity

honesty, integrity

proclivity

natural tendency

procrastinate

to delay, put off

procure

to obtain

prod

to urge, goad, stir; poke

prodigal

wasteful; one who spends, or has spent, his or her money with wasteful extravagance

prodigious

marvelous; big

prodigy

highly gifted child

profligate

wasteful; wildly imooral

profundity

noun form of profound

profusion

overabundance

progenitor

ancestor

prognosticate

to predict

progressive

advocating new ideas, liberal

proliferate

to grow or spread rapidly

prolific

fruitful

prominent

widely known; conspicuous

promiscuity

of all sorts and kinds, indiscriminate

prompt

on time

promulgate

to announce publicly

propaganda

information that is spread designed to influence opinion

propagate

to cause to multiply or breed

propel

to thrust oneself forward

propensity

tendency

prophetic

foretelling

propitiate

to conciliate, appease

propitious

favorable, forunate

proponent

supporter

prorietary

holding property; private owner

proprietor

owner

propriety

properness, decorum

prosaic

dull; matter-of-fact, basic

proscribe

to prohibit

prose

ordinary speech or writing unlike poetry

proselytize

to convert from one group to another

prospectus

a catalog

prsperity

success, wealth

protean

diverse, mutable

protege

person protected or aided by another

prototype

the original form; model

protract

to prolong

provident

providing for future needs or events; economical, frugal

providential

of or by divine guidance; opportune

provincial

narrow-minded; of the province, country

provisional

tentative, temporary

provisionary

tentative, temporary

provocative

arousing anger or interest; engaging, inciting

proximity

nearness

proxy

substitute

prudent

wise; careful

prurient

lewd

pseudo

fake, false

pseudonym

false name, alias

puerile

immature

pugilist

fighter, boxer

pugnacious

combative

pulverize

to demolish completely

punctilious

very meticulous; having etiquette

punctual

on time

punctuated

interrupted; emphasized

pundit

an expert

pungent

sharp in taste or smell

punitive

concerned with or inflicting punishment

purist

one who supports or strictly observes traditional form or purity of style or content

purportedly

supposedly

purvey

to provide

quack

charlatan

quagmire

dilemma, morass

quaint

charmingly odd

qualified

having the qualities that fit a person for some fuction or office; limited, or restricted in some way

qualitative

based on the quality

quandary

dilemma

quarantine

to isolate, seclude

quash

to crush

quell

to put down, suppress

querulous

complaining

query

a question; investigation

questionable

subject to doubt

quibble

to find fault for pretty reasons, cavil

quiescent

at rest, inactive

quintessential

perfect example

quip

a clever, witty remark

quirky

odd

quixotic

idealistic without practicality; capricious, impulsive

quizzical

questioning; odd

raconteur

storyteller

radiant

bright

radiate

to emit light, to send or spread out from

radical

ultra-liveral; extreme

raid

to pillage, rob

rail

to criticize

raiment

clothing

ramble

to walk or talk aimlessly

rambunctious

disorderly

ramification

a consequence

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