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SAT Words 36/50

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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.