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palatable

Good enough to eat or drink

They could make powdered eggs into palatable omelets.

pallid

Very pale, in a way that looks unhealthy and not attractive

Next to his tanned face, hers seemed pallid and unhealthy.

palpable

so obvious that it can easily be seen or known, or (of a feeling) so strong that it seems as if it can be touched or physically felt

palpitate

(of the heart) to beat very fast and in a way that is not regular

My heart was palpitating with fear.

panache

A stylish, original, and very confident way of doing things that makes people admire you:

paradigm

A model of something, or a very clear and typical example of something:

Some of these educators are hoping to produce a change in the current cultural paradigm.

paragon

A person or thing that is perfect or has an extremely large amount of a particular good characteristic

parity

Equality, especially of pay or position

Firefighters are demanding pay parity with police.

parochial

Relating to a parish (= an area that has its own church or priest):

parochial boundaries

paroxysm

A sudden and powerful expression of strong feeling, especially one that you cannot control

parry

to defend yourself from a weapon or an attack by pushing the weapon away or by putting something between your body and the weapon

parsimonious

Not willing to spend money or give something:

She's too parsimonious to heat the house properly.

patently

In a way that is clear

It's patently obvious that he doesn't care.

paucity

The fact that there is too little of something

There is a paucity of information on the ingredients of many cosmetics.

pecuniary

Relating to money

pecuniary interest/loss/benefit a pecuniary matter

peevish

Easily annoyed

A peevish, bad-tempered person

penchant

A liking for or a habit of doing something, esp. something that other people might not like:

perfidy

Behaviour that is not loyal

perpetrate

To commit a crime or a violent or harmful act

Federal soldiers have been accused of perpetrating atrocities against innocent people.

perverse

strange and not what most people would expect or enjoy

She took a perverse pleasure in hearing that her sister was getting divorced.

petulant

Easily annoyed and complaining in a rude way like a child

picayune

Having little value or importance

The misery suffered in this war makes your own problems seem pretty picayune.

pious

Strongly believing in religion, and living in a way that shows this belief:

She is a pious follower of the faith, never missing her prayers.

pithy

(of speech or writing) expressing an idea cleverly in a few words:

a pithy remark

plaintive

Used to describe something that sounds slightly sad:

the plaintive sound of the bagpipes

plebeian

Belonging to a low social class

He retained a plebeian taste in food and drink.

plethora

A very large amount of something, especially a larger amount than you need, want, or can deal with

plunder

To steal goods violently from a place, especially during a war:

Tragically, the graves were plundered and the contents scattered.

ponderous

Slow and awkward because of being very heavy or large

He had a slow and ponderous manner.

portend

To be a sign that something bad is likely to happen in the future

potable

Clean and safe to drink

potable water

potion

A liquid that is believed to have a magical effect on someone who drinks it

a love/magic potion

predilection

A strong liking or preference

a predilection for spicy foods

predisposed

To be more likely than other people to have a medical condition or to behave in a particular way:

prelusory

Providing support or help

Campaigning to change government policy is ancillary to the charity's direct relief work.

prepossessing

Interesting, attractive, or impressive

He wasn't a very prepossessing sort of person.

presence

The fact that someone or something is in a place

She was overawed by the presence of so many people.

prevaricate

To avoid telling the truth or saying exactly what you think

He accused the minister of prevaricating.

proclivity

the fact that someone likes something or likes to do something, especially something considered morally wrong:

prodigious

Extremely great in ability, amount, or strength:

She wrote a truly prodigious number of novels.

prodigy

Someone with a very great ability that usually shows itself when that person is a young child:

progeny

The young or offspring of a person, animal, or plant:

His numerous progeny are scattered all over the country.

prognosis

A doctor’s judgment of the likely or expected development of a disease, or a statement of what the likely future situation is:

prolific

Producing a great number or amount of something:

He was probably the most prolific songwriter of his generation.

prone

Likely to do, get, or suffer from something:

As a child, he was prone to ear infections.

propinquity

The fact of being near something

Don't let geographical propinquity determine your choice.

propitious

Likely to result in success, or showing signs of success

With the economy in recession, it was not a propitious time to start a company.

propriety

Correct moral behaviour or actions

She was careful always to behave with propriety.

protract

Lasting for a long time or made to last longer than necessary

a protracted argument/discussion

proviso

A statement in an agreement, saying that a particular thing must happen before another can

pseudonym

A name someone uses instead of their real name, especially on a written work

She writes under a pseudonym.

puerile

Behaving in a silly way, not like an adult

I find his sense of humour rather puerile.

pugnacious

Wanting to start an argument or fight, or expressing an argument or opinion very forcefully

punitive

Intended as a punishment

The UN has imposed punitive sanctions on the invading country.

purloined

To steal something

I was using a pen that I'd purloined from the office.

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