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  1. passive
    not active; acted upon
  2. paucity
    scarcity; lack
  3. pedantic
    showing off learning; bookish
  4. penchant
    strong inclination; liking
  5. pensive
    dreamily thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness;; contemplative
  6. perceptive
    insightful; aware; wise
  7. perfunctory
    superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care or enthusiasm
  8. peripheral
    marginal; outer
  9. perjury
    false testimony while under oath
  10. pernicious
    very destrutive
  11. perpetuate
    make something last; preserve from extinction
  12. pertub
    disturb greatly
  13. pervasive
    pervading; spread throughout every part
  14. pessimism
    belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess
  15. petty
    trivial; unimportant; very small
  16. petulant
    touchy; peevish
  17. phenomena
    observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation
  18. philanthropist
    lover of mankind; doer of good
  19. pious
    devout; religious
  20. pitfall
    hidden danger; concealed trap
  21. pithy
    concise; meaningful; substantial
  22. pivotal
    crucial; key; vital
  23. placate
    pacify; conciliate
  24. plagiarize
    steal another's ideas and pass them off as one's own
  25. platitude
    trite remark; commonplace statement
  26. plausible
    having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
  27. pliant
    flexible; easily influenced
  28. plight
    condition, state (especially a bad state or condition); predicament
  29. poignancy
    quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion
  30. polemical
    aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious
  31. pomposity
    self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt
  32. ponderous
    weighty; unwieldy
  33. porous
    full of pores; like a sieve
  34. potent
    powerful  persuasive; greatly influential
  35. pragmatic
    practical (as opposed to  idealistic); concerned with the practical worth or impact of something
  36. prattle
  37. precarious
    uncertain; risky
  38. precedent
    something preceding in time that may be used as an authority or guide for future action
  39. recipitate
    rash; premature hasty; sudden
  40. precipitous
    steep; overhausty
  41. preclude
    make impossible; eliminate
  42. precocious
    advanced in development
  43. predator
    creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others
  44. predecessor
    former occupant of a post
  45. predilection
    partiality; preference
  46. preposterous
    absurd; ridiculous
  47. prestige
    impression produced by achievements or reputation
  48. presumptuous
    overconfident; impertinently bold; taking liberties
  49. pretentious
    ostentatious; pompous; making unjustified claims; overly ambitious
  50. prevalent
    widespread; generally accepted
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