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Vocabulary 12

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paternal
fatherly
patriarch
father and ruler
patricide
killing one's father
patrilineal
kinship through the father
pacifism
opposition to war
pacify
to make peaceful
impecunious
poor
pecuniary
involving money
perfuse
to pour on or through
permeate
to pass through
plebeian
one of the common people
plebiscite
expression of the people's will by ballot
portal
doorway
portcullis
door of iron bars
export
to carry out
portable
able to be carried
portage
carrying
postdiluvian
after the flood
posthumous
after death
postmeridian
after noon
postnatal
after birth
postnuptual
after marriage
preterhuman
superhuman
preternatural
abnormal
primacy
supremacy
primal
first
primer
a first book
primeval
of the earliest ages
primapara
woman who is pregnant for the first time
primogenitor
first ancestor
primogeniture
being the firstborn
primordial
first in time
pugilism
boxing
pugnacious
ready to fight