high freq (O-Q)

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high freq (O-Q)
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  1. obdurate
    stubborn
  2. obsequious
    slavishly attentive; servile (=Submissive or fawning in attitude or behaviour)
  3. obviate
    make unnecessary; get rid of
  4. occlude
    shut; close
  5. officious
    meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services
  6. onerous
    burdensome
  7. opprobrium
    infamy (=A state of extreme dishonour); vilification (=A rude expression intended to offend or hurt)
  8. oscillate
    vibrate pendulumlike; waver
  9. ostentatious
    showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention
  10. paragon
    model of perfection
  11. partisan
    one-sided, prejudiced, committed to a party
  12. pathological
    pertaining to a disease
  13. paucity
    scarcity; insufficient quantity or number
  14. pedantic
    showing off learning
  15. penchant
    strong inclination; liking
  16. penury
    sever poverty; stinginess (=A lack of generosity)
  17. perennial
    sth long-lasting
  18. perfidious
    treacherous; disloyal
  19. perfunctory
    superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care or enthusiasm
  20. permeable
    penetrable; porous
  21. pervasive
    spread throughout
  22. phlegmatic
    calm; not easily disturbed
  23. piety
    devoutness; reverence for God
  24. placate
    pacify; conciliate
  25. plasticity
    ability to be molded
  26. platitude
    trite remark (= remark that is repeated too often); commonplace statement
  27. plethora
    excess; overabundance
  28. plummet
    fall sharply
  29. porous
    full of pores; like a sieve
  30. pragmatic
    practical
  31. preamble
    introductory statement
  32. precarious
    uncertain; risky
  33. precipitate
    rash; premature; hasty; sudden
  34. precursor
    forerunner
  35. presumptuous
    arrogant; taking liberties
  36. prevaricate
    lie
  37. pristine
    characteristic of earlier times; primitive; unspoiled
  38. probity
    uprightness; incorruptibility
  39. problematic
    doubtful; unsettled; questionable
  40. prodigal
    wasteful; reckless with money
  41. profound
    deep; not superficial; complete
  42. prohibitive
    tending to prevent the purchase or use of sth; inclined to prevent or forbid
  43. proliferate
    grow rapidly; spread; multiply
  44. propensity
    natural inclination
  45. propitiate
    appease
  46. propriety
    fitness; correct conduct
  47. proscribe
    ostracize; banish; outlaw
  48. pungent
    stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic
  49. qualified
    limited; restricted
  50. quibble
    minor objection or complaint
  51. quiescent
    at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive

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