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  1. PALLIATE
    to make less serious, ease

    extenuate, mitigate, alleviate, assuage
  2. PANACEA
    sure-all elixir, miracle

    drug, sovereign remedy
  3. PANACHE
    flamboyance, verve

    dash, flair
  4. PANEGYRIC
    elaborate praise, formal hymn of praise

    eulogy, sompliment, laudation, encomium, homage
  5. PARADIGM
    ideal example, model

    pattern, exemplar
  6. PARAGON
    model of excellence or perfection

    ideal, nonpareil, paradigm, example
  7. PARAMOUNT
    supreme, dominant, primamry

    cheid, commanding, primary
  8. PARIAH
    outcast

    untouchable, leper, reject
  9. PAROCHIAL
    of limited scope or outlook, provincial

    narrow, restricted, insular
  10. PARODY
    humorous imitation

    caricature, burlesque, travesty, lampoon, staire
  11. PARRY
    to ward off or deflect

    evade, avoid, repel, repulse
  12. PARSIMONY
    stinginess

    frugality, economy, meanness, miserliness
  13. PATENT
    obvious, unconcealed

    apparent, clear, distint, evident, manifest
  14. PATRICIAN
    aristocrat

    noble, peer, blue-blood, nabob
  15. PECCADILLO
    minor sin or offense

    fault, failing, lapse, misstep
  16. PEDESTRIAN (v)
    commonplace

    undistinguised, ordinary, dull, mediocre, lackluster
  17. PEJORATIVE
    having bad connotations, disparaging

    belittling, dismissive, insulting
  18. PENANCE
    voluntary suffering to repent for a wrong

    atonement, reparation, chastening, reconciliation
  19. PENCHANT
    inclination

    predilection, bias, leaning, partiality, proclivity
  20. PENITENT
    expressing sorrow for sins or offenses, repentant

    remorseful, contrite, apologetic
  21. PENURY
    extreme pverty

    destitution, beggarym need, privation, want
  22. PERFIDIOUS
    faithless, disloyal, unntrustworthy

    trecherous, devious, deceitful
  23. PERFUNTORY
    done in a routine way; indifferent

    hlafhearted, tepid, carless
  24. PERIPATETIC
    moving from place to place

    itinerant, nomadic, vagabond
  25. PERSPICACIPUS
    shrewd, astute, keen-witted

    sagacious, insightful, intelligent
  26. PERTULANCE
    rudeness, peevishness

    irritability, querulousness, testiness, fretfulness
  27. PHALANX
    massed group of soliders, people, or things

    body, infantry
  28. PHILISTINE
    narrow-minded person, someone lacking appreciation for art or culture

    boor, barbarian, vulgarian, bourgeois
  29. PHLEGMATIC
    calm in temperament, sluggish

    unemotional, placid
  30. PHOBIA
    exaggerated, illogical fear

    dislike, aversion
  31. PINNACLE
    peak, highest point of development

    summit, acme, apex, zenith, climax
  32. PIOUS
    dedicated, devout, extremely religious

    observant, reverent, sanctimonious
  33. PIQUE
    fleeting feeling of hurt pride

    vexation, resentment, indignation, dudgeon, umbrage
  34. PITHY
    profound, substaintial; concise, succinct, to the point

    brief, compact, terse, laconic
  35. PLACATE
    to soothe, pacify

    mollify, conciliate, appease
  36. PLACID
    calm

    tranquil, serene, peaceful, complacent
  37. PLAINTIVE
    sad, lamenting

    mournful, melancholy
  38. PLATTITUDE
    stale, overused expression

    cliche, bromide, commonplace, truism
  39. PLEABEIAN
    crude, vulgar, low-class

    unrefined, coarse, common
  40. PLETHORA
    excess, overabundance

    superfluity, surplus, glut, surfeit
  41. POIGNANT
    emotionally moving

    stirring, touching, pathetic, affecting, piquant
  42. POLEMIC
    controverst, argument; verbal attack

    refutation, denunciation
  43. POLITIC
    discreet, tactful

    prudent, artful, diplomatic, judicious, cunning
  44. POLYMATH
    a person of encyclopedic learning

    savant, litterateur
  45. PORTENT
    omen

    augury, harbinger, herald, token, prodigy
  46. POSTERITY
    future generations; all of a persons descendants

    progeny, offspring, lone, lineage, heritage
  47. POTABLE
    drinkable

    harmless, nonpoisionous, comestible
  48. POTENTATE
    monarch or ruler with great power

    leader, emperor, king, prince, czar
  49. PRAGMATIC
    practical, moved by facts rather than abstract ideals

    prudent, wise, sensible, experdient, polite
  50. PRATTLE
    meaningless, foolish talk

    chatter, babble, gibberish, drivel, blanther
  51. PRECARIOUS
    uncertain

    insecure, unstable, hazardous, perilous
  52. PRECIPITATE
    sudden and unexpected

    abrupt, impetuous, headlong, reckless, rash
  53. PERCOCIOUS
    unusually advanced at an early age

    permature, developed
  54. PRECURSOR
    forerunner, predecessor

    herald, vanguard
  55. PREDATOR
    one that preys on others, destroyerm plunderer

    carnivore, pillager, attacker
  56. PREPOSTEROUS
    absurd, illogical

    ridiculous, ludicrous, nonsensical, outlandish, incredible
  57. PRESAGE
    to foretell, indicate in advance

    portend, forewarn,auger, divine, bode
  58. PRESCIENT
    having foresight

    premonitory, augural, divinatory, mantic, oracular
  59. PREVARICATE
    to lie, evade the truth

    equivocate, fib, palter, hedge, fabricate
  60. PRIMEVAL
    ancient, primitive

    primordial, originial, archai, antediluvian
  61. PRIMORDIAL
    original, existing from the beginning

    primeval, ancient, primitive, archaic, antediluvian
  62. PRISTINE
    untouched, uncorrupted

    pure, clean
  63. PRIVATION
    lack of usual necessities or comforts

    forfeiture, loss, deprication, poverty
  64. PRODIGAL
    wasteful, extravagant, lavish

    riotous, luxurious, improvident, thriftless, profligate
  65. PROFICIENT
    expert, skilled in a certain subject

    adept, skillful, deft, experienced, accomplished
  66. PROFLIGATE
    corrupt, degenerate

    dissolute, wastefule, extravagant, improvident, prodigal
  67. PROGENITOR
    originator, forefather, ancestor in a direct line

    forebear, precursor, founder, predecessor
  68. PROGENY
    offspring, children

    heirs, issue, descendents, posterity
  69. PROLIX
    marked by or using an excess of words


    verbose, loquacious, garrulous
  70. PROPITIOUS
    favorable, advantageous

    auspicious, benign, conductive
  71. PROSAIC
    relating to prose; dull, commonplace

    matter-of-fact, straightfoward, unimaginative, pedestrian
  72. PROSCRIBE
    to condemn; to forbid, outlaw

    denounce, prohibit, ban, banish, interdict
  73. PROSELYTIZE
    to convert to a particular belief or religion

    missionize, preach, sway, move, convince,
  74. PRURIENT
    lustful, exhibiting lewd desires

    lascivious, lecherous, licentious, salacious, wanton
  75. PSEUDONYM
    fictitious or borrowed name

    alias, sobriquet, pen name, nom de guerre
  76. PUERILE
    childish, immature, silly

    jubenile, infantile, jejune
  77. PULCHRITUDE
    beauty

    loveliness, prettiness, handsomeness, comeliness, gorgeousness
  78. PURLOIN
    to steal

    filch, pilfer, embezzle, misappropriate, pirate
  79. QUAGRMIRE
    marsh; diffidult situation

    swamp, bog, fen, mire, morass
  80. QUANDARY
    dilemma, difficulty

    predicament, plight, jam, fix
  81. QUARANTINE
    isolate to prevent spread of disease

    sequester, ostracize
  82. QUELL
    to crush or subdue

    supress, pacify, quiet, quash, stifle
  83. QUERULOUS
    inclined to complain, irritable

    peevish, whiny, sniveling, puling
  84. QUIBBLE
    to argue about insignificant and irrelevant details

    carp, cavil, nitpick, pettifog
  85. QUIXOTIC
    overly idealistic, impractical

    romantic, unrealistic, capricious, impulsive
  86. QUOTIDIAN
    occuring daily, commonplace

    everyday, normal, usual
  87. RACONTEUR
    witty, skillful storyteller

    anecdotalist, monologist
  88. RAMSHACKLE
    likely to collapse

    rickety, dilapidated, decrepit
  89. RANT
    to harangue, rave, forcefully scold

    fulminate, thunder, yell, inveigh
  90. RAREFY
    to make thinner, purer, or more refined

    attenuate, prune
  91. RAVENOUS
    extremely hungry

    varacious, gluttonous, rapacious, predatory, famished
  92. RAVINE
    deep, narrow gorge

    gully, canyon, gulch, arroyo
  93. RAZE
    to tear down, demolsih

    level, ruin, destroy, wreck, annihilate
  94. REACTIONARY
    marked by extreme conservatism

    ultraconservative, right-wing, orthodox, antiprogress
  95. REBUT
    to refute by evidence or argument

    counter, retort, disprove, confute, contradict
  96. RECALCITRANT
    resisting authority or control

    stubborn, defiant, unruly, headstrong, willful
  97. RECANT
    to retract a statement or opinion

    disavow, disclaim, disown, renounce, repudiate
  98. REDOLENT
    exuding gragrance; evocative

    ambrosial, aromatic, balmy, frangrant, reminiscent
  99. REDUNDANCY
    unnecessary repetition

    duplication, superfluity, tautology, pleonasm, wodriness
  100. REFRACTORY
    reisiting control or authoryt, stubborn

    bullheaded, headstrong, intractable, mulish, obdurate, unyielding
  101. REGIMEN
    government rule; systematic plan

    control, procedure, system, course
  102. REMUNERATION
    pay or reward for work, trouble, etc.

    recompense, reimbursement, settlement, requital, redress
  103. RENEGADE
    traitor, person abandoning a cause

    deserter, rebel, apostate, turncoat, defector,
  104. RENEGE
    to go back on ones word

    break, violate
  105. REPOSE
    relaxation, leisure

    calmness, tranquility, rest, ease, idleness
  106. REPRISE
    repetition, especially of a piece of music

    recurrence, return, resumption
  107. REPROBATE
    morally unprincipled person

    sinner, knave, scoundrel, rogue, rake
  108. RESPITE
    interval of relief

    rest, pause, intermission, recess, suspension
  109. REPROVE
    to criticize or correct

    rebuke, admonish, reprimand, chide, reproach
  110. RESTIVE
    impatient, uneasy, restless

    anxious, agitated, fretful
  111. RHAPSODY
    emotional literary or musical work

    dithyramb, impromptu, paean
  112. RHETORIC
    persuasive use of language

    eloquence, elocutin, discoruse
  113. RIBALD
    humorous in a vulgar way

    lewd, coarse, indelicate, obscence, gross
  114. RIDDLE 
    to make many holes in; permeate

    perforate, honeycomb, prick, punch, pierce
  115. RIFE
    widespread, prevalent, adundant

    numerous, prevailing
  116. RUE
    to regret

    deplore, repent
  117. RUMINATE
    to contemplate, reflect upon

    onder, mediate, deliberate, mull, muse
  118. RUSTIC
    rural

    bucolic, pastoral

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