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persistency - noun persistent determination

  • persistently - adv. with persistence; in a persistent manner

  • persisting - adj. relentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit

  • persnickety - adj. characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details; (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant

  • personable - adj. (of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality

  • personableness - noun the complex of attributes that make a person socially attractive

  • personality - noun the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual; a person of considerable prominence

  • personalize - verb make personal or more personal

  • personally - adv. as a person; in the flesh; without involving anyone else; concerning the speaker; in a personal way; as yourself

  • personalty - noun movable property (as distinguished from real estate)

  • personate - verb attribute human qualities to something; pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions

  • personation - noun acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture; imitating the mannerisms of another person

  • personification - noun the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.; representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature; a person who represents an abstract quality

  • perspicaciousness - noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

  • perspicacity - noun the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions; intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

  • perspicuously - adv. in a clear and lucid manner

  • perspicuousness - noun clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous

  • persuadable - adj. being susceptible to persuasion

  • persuader - noun someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on

  • persuasible - adj. being susceptible to persuasion

  • persuasively - adv. in a persuasive manner

  • persuasiveness - noun the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty

  • pertinaciously - adv. in a dogged and pertinacious manner

  • pertinacity - noun persistent determination

  • pertinence - noun relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand

  • pertinency - noun relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand

  • pertinently - adv. in a pertinent way

  • pertly - adv. in an impudent or impertinent manner

  • pertness - noun quality of being lively and confident; inappropriate playfulness

  • perturbed - adj. thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)

  • perturbing - adj. causing distress or worry or anxiety

  • pertusaria - noun crustose lichens that are a source of the dye archil and of litmus

  • pertusariaceae - noun a fungus family of division Lichenes

  • pertussis - noun a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane

  • peruke - noun a wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries

  • pervasively - adv. in a pervasive manner

  • pervasiveness - noun the quality of filling or spreading throughout

  • perversely - adv. deliberately deviant; in a contrary disobedient manner

  • perverseness - noun deliberately deviating from what is good; deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline

  • perversity - noun deliberately deviating from what is good; deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline

  • perversive - adj. tending to corrupt or pervert

  • perverted - adj. marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good; having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented; (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes

  • pervious - adj. admitting of passage or entrance

  • perviousness - noun the quality of being penetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)

  • pes - noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint

  • pesach - noun (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt

  • pesah - noun (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt

  • peseta - noun formerly the basic unit of money in Spain; equal to 100 centimos

  • pesky - adj. causing irritation or annoyance

  • peso - noun the basic unit of money in Chile; equal to 100 centesimos; the basic unit of money in Colombia; equal to 100 centavos; the basic unit of money in Cuba; equal to 100 centavos; the basic unit of money in the Dominican Republic; equal to 100 centavos; the basic unit of money in Guinea-Bissau; equal to 100 centavos; the basic unit of money in Mexico; equal to 100 centavos; the basic unit of money in the Philippines; equal to 100 centavos; the basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos

  • pessary - noun a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix

  • pessimistic - adj. expecting the worst in this worst of all possible worlds

  • pessimistically - adv. with pessimism; in a pessimistic manner

  • pester - verb annoy persistently

  • pesterer - noun a persistently annoying person

  • pesthole - noun a breeding ground for epidemic disease

  • pesthouse - noun hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)

  • pestiferous - adj. causing irritation or annoyance; tending to corrupt or pervert; likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; contaminated with infecting organisms

  • pestilence - noun a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of; any epidemic disease with a high death rate; a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal

  • pet - adj. preferred above all others and treated with partiality; noun a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement; a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight); using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain); a special loved one; verb stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking; stroke or caress gently

  • petaled - adj. (of flowers) having petals

  • petalled - adj. (of flowers) having petals

  • petalless - adj. (of flowers) having no petals

  • petallike - adj. resembling a petal

  • petaloid - adj. resembling a flower petal

  • petalous - adj. (of flowers) having petals

  • petard - noun a explosive device used to break down a gate or wall

  • petasites - noun genus of rhizomatous herbs of north temperate regions: butterbur; sweet coltsfoot

  • petaurista - noun very large Asiatic flying squirrels

  • petauristidae - noun Old World flying squirrels

  • petaurus - noun a genus of Phalangeridae

  • petchary - noun a kingbird that breeds in the southeastern United States and winters in tropical America; similar to but larger than the eastern kingbird

  • petcock - noun regulator consisting of a small cock or faucet or valve for letting out air or releasing compression or draining

  • peter - noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope; obscene terms for penis

  • petiole - noun the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf

  • petiolule - noun the stalk of a leaflet

  • petiteness - noun the property of being very small in size

  • petitionary - adj. of the nature of or expressing a petition

  • petitioner - noun one praying humbly for something; someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right

  • petrification - noun the process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape

  • petrified - adj. so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; converted into a mineral; converted into stone

  • petrissage - noun massage of the skin which is gently lifted and squeezed

  • petrogale - noun rock wallabies

  • petrolatum - noun a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication

  • petromyzon - noun typical lampreys

  • petromyzontidae - noun lampreys

  • petroselinum - noun parsley

  • petrous - adj. (of bone especially the temporal bone) resembling stone in hardness

  • petter - noun a lover who gently fondles and caresses the loved one

  • petticoated - adj. wearing or furnished with a petticoat

  • pettifog - verb argue over petty things

  • pettifogger - noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections; a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods

  • pettifoggery - noun a quarrel about petty points

  • pettifogging - adj. quibbling over insignificant details

  • pettily - adv. in a petty way

  • pettiness - noun lack of generosity in trifling matters; the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous; narrowness of mind or ideas or views

  • pettish - adj. easily irritated or annoyed

  • petulance - noun an irritable petulant feeling

  • petulantly - adv. in a petulant manner

  • peul - noun a family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad; the best known of the West African languages

  • pewit - noun small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America; large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs; small black-headed European gull

  • peyote - noun the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons; a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons

  • peziza - noun type genus of the Pezizaceae: a variety of cup fungus

  • pezizaceae - noun large family comprising many typical cup fungi

  • pezizales - noun order of mostly saprophytic fungi having cup-shaped ascocarps

  • pezophaps - noun constituted by the extinct solitaire

  • phacelia - noun any plant of the genus Phacelia

  • phacochoerus - noun warthogs

  • phaeophyceae - noun brown algae; mostly marine and littoral eukaryotic algae

  • phaeophyta - noun coextensive with class Phaeophyceae; in some classifications subsumed in the division Heterokontophyta

  • phaethon - noun type genus of the Phaethontidae; (Greek mythology) son of Helios; killed when trying to drive his father's chariot and came too close to earth

  • phaethontidae - noun tropicbirds

  • phaeton - noun large open car seating four with folding top

  • phagocytic - adj. capable of functioning as a phagocyte

  • phagocytosis - noun process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris; an important defense against infection

  • phalacrocoracidae - noun cormorants

  • phalacrocorax - noun type genus: coextensive with the family Phalacrocoracidae

  • phalacrosis - noun the condition of having no hair on the top of the head

  • phalaenopsis - noun genus of ornamental epiphytic orchids of Asia and Australia

  • phalangeal - adj. of or relating to the bones of the fingers or toes

  • phalangeridae - noun phalangers; koalas

  • phalangida - noun harvestmen

  • phalangiidae - noun a family of Phalangida

  • phalangist - noun a Spanish member of General Franco's political party

  • phalangitis - noun inflammation of a finger or toe

  • phalangium - noun type genus of the family Phalangiidae

  • phalaris - noun a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers

  • phallaceae - noun a family of fungi belonging to the order Phallales and comprising the true stinkhorns

  • phallales - noun order of fungi comprising the stinkhorns and related forms whose mature hymenium is slimy and fetid; sometimes placed in subclass Homobasidiomycetes

  • phallic - adj. resembling or being a phallus; relating to a phallus especially as an embodiment of generative power

  • phalloplasty - noun reconstructive surgery on the penis to repair congenital abnormality or injury

  • phallus - noun genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem; the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)

  • phanerogam - noun plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores

  • phaneromania - noun an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)

  • phanerozoic - noun the period from about 5,400 million years ago until the present

  • phantasm - noun something existing in perception only; a ghostly appearing figure

  • phantasma - noun something existing in perception only; a ghostly appearing figure

  • phantasmagoria - noun a constantly changing medley or real or imagined images (as in a dream)

  • phantasmagoric - adj. characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions

  • phantasmagorical - adj. characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions

  • phantasmal - adj. resembling or characteristic of a phantom

  • pharaonic - adj. of or relating to the ancient Egyptian kings

  • pharisaic - adj. excessively or hypocritically pious

  • pharisaical - adj. excessively or hypocritically pious

  • pharisee - noun a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions; a self-righteous or sanctimonious person

  • pharmaceutical - adj. of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists; of or relating to drugs used in medical treatment; noun drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment

  • pharmaceutics - noun the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,

  • pharmacologic - adj. of or relating to pharmacology

  • pharmacological - adj. of or relating to pharmacology

  • pharmacologically - adv. with regard to pharmacology

  • pharmacologist - noun someone trained in the science of drugs (their composition and uses and effects)

  • pharmacopeia - noun (pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation

  • pharomacrus - noun a genus of Trogonidae

  • pharos - noun a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships

  • pharyngeal - adj. of or relating to the throat; noun a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat

  • pharyngitis - noun inflammation of the fauces and pharynx

  • pharynx - noun the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone

  • phascogale - noun pouched mice

  • phascolarctos - noun koalas

  • phaseolus - noun herbs of warm regions including most American beans

  • phasianid - noun a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae

  • phasianidae - noun pheasants; quails; partridges

  • phasianus - noun type genus of the Phasianidae: the typical pheasants

  • phasmatidae - noun stick insects

  • phasmatodea - noun in some classifications considered a suborder of Orthoptera: stick insects; leaf insects

  • phasmid - noun large cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects

  • phasmida - noun in some classifications considered a suborder of Orthoptera: stick insects; leaf insects

  • phasmidae - noun stick insects

  • phegopteris - noun beech ferns: genus is variously classified: considered alternative name for genus Dryopteris or included in genus Thelypteris

  • phellem - noun (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells

  • phellodendron - noun small genus of aromatic deciduous trees of east Asia often having thick corky bark

  • phenacetin - noun a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic

  • phenobarbital - noun a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative

  • phenolphthalein - noun a laxative used in many preparations under various trade names; also used as an acid-base indicator in titrations involving weak acids and strong bases because it is brilliant red at high alkalinity and colorless below pH 8

  • phenomenally - adv. to a phenomenal degree

  • phenoplast - noun a thermosetting resin

  • phenothiazine - noun a compound used primarily in veterinary medicine to rid farm animals of internal parasites

  • phenotypic - adj. of or relating to or constituting a phenotype

  • phenotypical - adj. of or relating to or constituting a phenotype

  • phenylacetamide - noun a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic

  • phenylamine - noun oily poisonous liquid amine obtained from nitrobenzene and used to make dyes and plastics and medicines

  • phenylethylene - noun a colorless oily liquid; the monomer for polystyrene

  • phial - noun a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)

  • philadelphus - noun any of various chiefly deciduous ornamental shrubs of the genus Philadelphus having white sweet-scented flowers, single or in clusters; widely grown in temperate regions

  • philander - verb have amorous affairs; of men; talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

  • philanderer - noun a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them

  • philanthropically - adv. in a philanthropic manner

  • philanthropist - noun someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being

  • philatelic - adj. of or relating to philately or of interest to philatelists

  • philatelical - adj. of or relating to philately or of interest to philatelists

  • philatelically - adv. in a philatelic manner

  • philatelist - noun a collector and student of postage stamps

  • philately - noun the collection and study of postage stamps

  • philhellene - adj. characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things; noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek

  • philhellenic - adj. characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things

  • philhellenism - noun admiration for Greece and the Greeks and Greek customs

  • philhellenist - noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek

  • philippian - noun a native or inhabitant of Philippi in ancient Macedonia

  • philippic - noun a speech of violent denunciation
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