50 terms

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nettle
to irritate, annoy, or provoke
obdurate
hard-hearted; stubbornly wicked; harsh
obfuscate
to make confused; to muddle; to darken; to make obscure or hard to understand
obstreperous
noisy; unruly; resisting control
obtrusive
undesirably noticeable; thrusting out; something pushed on another person without their will or consent
obviate
to anticipate and prevent or eliminate
odious
hateful; detestable; disgusting
olfactory
having to do with the sense of smell
ominous
threatening; menacing; a portent of evil or trouble
opalescence
the reflection of a milky or pearly white
opprobrium
disgrace arising from extremely shameful conduct
opulent
wealthy, rich, or affluent; exhibiting great wealth
ostentatious
showing off; wanting others to see
ostracize
to exclude, by general consent, from a group, society, friendship, organization, etc.; to banish
overture
an opening or initiating move toward negotiations, a new relationship, an agreement, etc.;
pall
to become distasteful or unpleasant
paragon
a model of excellence (when compared, or placed beside, others)
pariah
an outcast; a person generally despised or avoided
parlance
conversation
parsimonious
cheap; stingy with money (think someone who is afraid to part with money)
pecuniary
of or pertaining to money
pellucid
clear in expression, meaning, or style; allowing much light to pass through
penurious
unwilling to spend money; cheap or stingy; poverty-stricken
peremptory
not allowing contradiction or refusal
perfunctory
lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; approaching as only a routine duty
permeate
to penetrate; to pass through every part of
perquisite
a tip; gratuity; something received beyond one's salary or wages, such as a bonus or perk
pertinacious
stubborn; obstinate; refusing to change a purpose or course of action
peruse
to read through with thoroughness or care
pervasive
to go throughout; being in all places
pestilent
destructive to life; deadly; or, annoying, troublesome, mischievous
petulant
unreasonably ill-tempered or irritable
physiognomy
the outward appearance of anything, such as the face
picayune
of little value or importance; extremely small and insignificant
pithy
brief, forceful, yet meaningful in expression (i.e., to say a lot in a few words)
placate
to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures
placid
calm or peaceful; serenely quiet and undisburted
plaudit
an enthusiastic expression of approval
plenary
full; complete; entire; absolute; unqualified
plethora
an overabundance; having more than is needed
pliable
easily bent; flexible; supple
portent
an indication or omen of something about to happen
portly
rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent
prate
to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble:
precarious
dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; exposed to or involving danger
predestination
the concept that one's future has been determined beforehand
preponderance
the bulk or majority; the place or situation with the most weight (as in evidence or data)
prerequisite
required beforehand
presage
foresight; to make a prediction; an omen
prestidigitation
sleight of hand; legerdemain.