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 Word Meaning with Alphabet "P"

  • Pacifist - Noun - A person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind.
  • Pale - Adjective - Lacking intensity of color; colorless or whitish: a pale complexion.
  • Pariah - Noun - Any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided.
  • Parsimonious - Adjective - Characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.
  • Partiality - Noun - A special fondness, preference, or liking (usually followed by to or for ): a partiality for country living.
  • Partisan - Noun - An adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance.
  • Patronize - Verb - To give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one's regular patronage; trade with.
  • Pauper - Noun - A person without any means of support, especially a destitute person who depends on aid from public welfare funds or charity.
  • Peccadillo - Noun - A very minor or slight sin or offense; a trifling fault.
  • Pedant - Noun - A person who makes an excessive or inappropriate display of learning.
  • Pedantry - Noun - The character, qualities, practices, etc., of a pedant, especially undue display of learning.
  • Peevish - Adjective - Cross, querulous, or fretful, as from vexation or discontent: a peevish youngster.
  • Pejorative - Adjective - Having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force: the pejorative affix -ling in princeling.
  • Penurious - Adjective - Extremely stingy; parsimonious; miserly.
  • Penury - Noun - Extreme poverty; destitution.
  • Perceptive - Adjective - Having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition: a perceptive analysis of the problems involved.
  • Peripatetic - Noun - A person who walks or travels about.
  • Perplex - Verb - To cause to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood or certain; confuse mentally: Her strange response perplexed me.
  • Perspicacious - Adjective - Having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning: to exhibit perspicacious judgment.
  • Perverse - Adjective - Willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired; contrary.
  • Pestilence - Noun - A deadly or virulent epidemic disease.
  • Petulant - Adjective - Moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance: a petulant toss of the head.
  • Pillory - Noun - A wooden framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used to expose an offender to public derision.
  • Pithy - Adjective - Brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation.
  • Plenitude - Noun - Fullness or adequacy in quantity, measure, or degree; abundance: a plenitude of food, air, and sunlight.
  • Politic - Adjective - Shrewd or prudent in practical matters; tactful; diplomatic.
  • Pompous - Adjective - Characterized by an ostentatious display of dignity or importance: a pompous minor official.
  • Ponderous - Adjective - Of great weight; heavy; massive.
  • Pontifical - Adjective - Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a pontiff; papal.
  • Poor - Adjective - Having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare.
  • Portend - Verb - To indicate in advance; to foreshadow or presage, as an omen does: The street incident may portend a general uprising.
  • Portly - Adjective - Rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent.
  • Preamble - Noun - The introductory part of a statute, deed, or the like, stating the reasons and intent of what follows.
  • Predilection - Noun - A tendency to think favorably of something in particular; partiality; preference: a predilection for Bach.
  • Prefatory - Adjective - Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a preface: prefatory explanations.
  • Prefigure - Verb - Used with object to show or represent beforehand by a figure or type; foreshadow.
  • Prelude - Noun - A preliminary to an action, event, condition, or work of broader scope and higher importance.
  • Premonition - Noun - A feeling of anticipation of or anxiety over a future event; presentiment: He had a vague premonition of danger.
  • Premonitory - Adjective - Giving premonition; serving to warn beforehand.
  • Presage - Noun - Something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen, prognostic, or warning indication.
  • Prescience - Noun - Knowledge of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight.
  • Presentiment - Noun - A feeling or impression that something is about to happen, especially something evil; foreboding.
  • Preserved - Verb - To keep alive or in existence; make lasting: to preserve our liberties as free citizens.
  • Presumptuous - Adjective - Full of, characterized by, or showing presumption or readiness to presume in conduct or thought.
  • Pretend - Verb - To cause or attempt to cause (what is not so) to seem so: to pretend illness; to pretend that nothing is wrong.
  • Prevarication - Noun - The act of prevaricating, or lying: Seeing the expression on his mother's face, Nathan realized this was no time for prevarication.
  • Privation - Noun - Lack of the usual comforts or necessaries of life: His life of privation began to affect his health.
  • Probity - Noun - Integrity and uprightness; honesty.
  • Prodigal - Adjective - Wastefully or recklessly extravagant: prodigal expenditure.
  • Prodigious - Adjective - Extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious research grant.
  • Proficiency - Noun - The state of being proficient; skill; expertness: proficiency in music.
  • Profligate - Adjective - Utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
  • Profound - Adjective - Penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding: a profound thinker.
  • Prognosticate - Verb - To forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
  • Prologue - Noun - A preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel.
  • Prone - Adjective - Having a natural inclination or tendency to something; disposed; liable: to be prone to anger.
  • Propensity - Noun - A natural inclination or tendency: a propensity to drink too much.
  • Prophetic - Adjective - Of or pertaining to a prophet: prophetic inspiration.
  • Propitiate - Verb - To make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.
  • Proponent - Noun - A person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.
  • Proscribe - Verb - To denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit.
  • Provenance - Noun - Place or source of origin: The provenance of the ancient manuscript has never been determined.
  • Provender - Noun - Dry food, as hay or oats, for livestock or other domestic animals; fodder.
  • Prudence - Noun - Caution with regard to practical matters; discretion.
  • Prudent - Adjective - Wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober.
  • Prurience - Adjective - Having, inclined to have, or characterized by lascivious or lustful thoughts, desires, etc.
  • Punctiliousness - Adjective - Extremely attentive to punctilios; strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions.

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Astute - adjective - of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis.

Burlesque - Noun - An artistic composition, especially literary or dramatic, that, for the sake of laughter, vulgarizes lofty material or treats ordinary material with mock dignity.

Cloying - Adjective - Overly ingratiating or sentimental.

Demure - Adjective - characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.

Expurgate - Verb - to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness.

Fawning - Noun - a young deer, especially an unweaned one.

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