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15 terms

Vocab 24

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peremprtory
Having the nature of a command in that it does not allow discussion, contradiction, or refusal.
Determined, resolute.
Offensively dictatorial
Perjure
To lie deliberately while under oath to tell the truth
Permeate
To spread through; to penetrate
Pernicious
Highly injurious or harmful
persevere
To continue steadfastly despite obstacles or discouragement
phobia
An intense irrational fear of something; any strong aversion
plagiarism
The use of another person's writings or ideas as one's own without acknowledging their source.
plaintive
Sorowful or melancholy; mournful
plethora
Superabundance or excess
poignant
Keenly touching or moving
precarious
dangerously insecure, unstable, or uncertain
precocious
Developing unusally early
predatory
Preying on, plundering, or piratical
prelude
An introductory piece of music; anything that precedes or introduces somethin else.
premise
A statement upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.
To state or assume as the basis for something else; to offer in advance as an explanation of, or introduction to, something else