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purine.noun
a colorless crystalline organic base, C5H4N4 (5 parts {molecules} carbon, 4 parts hydrogen, 4 parts nitrogen), that is the parent compound of various biologically important derivatives; any of a group of organic compounds derived from or structurally related to purine, including uric acid, caffeine and the nucleic acids constituents adenine and guanine

phyllotaxy-or-phyllotaxis.noun,.plural.phyllotaxies also phyllotaxes
the arrangement of leaves on a stem; the geometric and numerical principles governing patterns of leaf arrangement
phyllotactic or phyllotactical.adjective

propitious.adjective
presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious; favorable; kindly; gracious
propitiously.adverb
propitiousness.noun

plaster of Paris.noun
any of a group of gypsum cements, essentially hemihydrated calcium sulfate, CaSO4.½H2O, a white powder that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid, used in making casts, molds and sculpture

plaster.noun
mixture of lime or gypsum, sand and water, sometimes with fiber added, that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls and ceilings; plaster of Paris; a pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes
plaster.attributive
often used to modify another noun (plaster bandages; plaster walls)
plaster, plastered, plastering, plasters.verbs
transitive verb use.to cover, coat or repair with plaster; to cover or hide with or as if with a coat of plaster (plastered over the wall to hide the scratches); to apply a plaster to (plaster an aching muscle with a mustard plaster); to conspicuously cover as with things pasted on; overspread (plaster the walls with advertising)
intransitive verb use.to apply plaster
plastery.adjective
plasterer.noun,.plural.plasterers

posit, posited, positing, posits.transitive verbs
to put forward, as for consideration or study; suggest; to affirm or assume the existence of; postulate

prescribe, prescribed, prescribing, prescribes.verbs
transitive verb use.to set down as a rule or guide; enjoin; dictate; to order the use of (a medicine or other treatment)
intransitive verb use.to establish rules, laws or directions; to order a medicine or other treatment; to assert a right or title to something on the grounds of prescription
prescriber.noun,.plural.prescribers

pert, perter, pertest.adjective
trim and stylish in appearance; jaunty (a pert hat); high spirited; vivacious; saucy
pertly.adverb
pertness.noun

pusillanimous.adjective
lacking courage; cowardly
pusillanimously.adverb

provender.noun
dry food, such as hay, used as feed for livestock; food or provisions; fodder

provision.noun,.plural.provisions
the act of supplying or fitting out; the provision of something is the act of giving it or making it available to people who need or want it; if you make provision for something that might happen or that might need to be done, you make arrangements to deal with it; a provision in an agreement is an arrangement which is included in it; something provided; a preparatory action or measure; provisions; a stock of necessary supplies, especially food; a stipulation or qualification, especially a clause in a document or an agreement
transitive verbs.provision, provisioned, provisioning, provisions
to supply with provisions
provisioner.noun

provisional.adjective
provided or serving only for the time being; temporary
provisional.noun,.plural.provisionals
a person hired temporarily for a job, typically before having taken an examination qualifying the person for permanent employment (police and fire department provisionals)
provisionally.adverb

pH.noun
Chemistry:.a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, numerically equal to 7 for neutral solutions, increasing with increasing alkalinity and decreasing with increasing acidity. The pH scale commonly in use measures ranges from 0 to 14.

permeable.adjective
that can be permeated or penetrated, especially by liquids or gases (permeable and semipermeable membranes; rock that is permeable by water)
permeably.adverb

pion.noun
Physics:.a semistable meson produced either in a neutral form with a mass 264 times that of an electron and a mean (average) lifetime of 8.4 × 1017 second or in a positively charged form with a mass 273 times that of an electron and a mean lifetime of 2.6 × 108 second. Also called pi meson

pi.noun,.plural.pis
a transcendental number, approximately 3.14159, represented by the symbol p, that expresses the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle and appears as a constant in many mathematical expressions; the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet

proclaim, proclaimed, proclaiming, proclaims.transitive verbs
to announce; declare; to indicate conspicuously; if you proclaim something, you state it in an emphatic way; make plain (wearing a button that proclaimed my choice for class president); to praise; extol
proclamation.noun,.plural.proclamations
the act of proclaiming or the condition of being proclaimed; something proclaimed

predicament.noun,.plural.predicaments
a situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome or trying one, from which extrication is difficult; plight; dilemma
predicamentally.adverb
predicamental.adjective

peril.noun,.plural.perils
imminent.danger; exposure to the risk of harm or loss; something that endangers or involves.risk; perils are great dangers (the perils of the sea in bad weather); the perils of a particular.activity or course of action are the dangers or problems they may entail; if you say that someone does something at their peril, you are warning them that they will probably.suffer as a result of doing it (anyone who breaks the law does so at their peril)
peril, periled, periling, perils.transitive verbs
to expose to danger or the chance of injury; imperil

perilous.adjective
full of or involving peril; dangerous
perilously.adverb
perilousness.noun

permanent.adjective
lasting or remaining without essential change (the universe though always changing yet remains; a permanent address) 
permanent.noun,.plural.permanents
a long lasting hair wave produced by applying a chemical lotion to the hair while wet, winding the hair on rollers and drying it with heat, also called permanent wave
permanently.adverb
permanentness.noun
permanence.noun
the quality or condition of being permanent; permanency
permanency.noun
the property of being able to exist for an indefinite.duration

purify, purified, purifying, purifies.verbs
transitive verb use.to rid of impurities; cleanse; to rid of foreign or objectionable.elements
intransitive verb use.to become clean or pure
purification.noun,.plural.purifications
the act or an instance of cleansing or purifying
purificatory.adjective
purifier.noun

pure, purer, purest.adjectives
having a homogeneous or uniform.composition; not mixed (pure oxygen); free from adulterants or impurities (pure chocolate); free of dirt, defilement or pollution ("A memory without blot or contamination must be . . . an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment"....Charlotte Brontë); free of foreign elements; containing nothing inappropriate or extraneous; having no faults; sinless (once I stopped being resentful I no longer missed the mark of joy in life); free from discordant qualities (pure tones  used in the pseudoscience of audiology)
purely.adverb
pureness.noun

purity.noun
the quality or condition of being pure; freedom from sin or guilt; innocence; chastity.("Teach your children . . . the belief in purity of body, mind and soul" ...Emmeline Pankhurst)

pledge.noun
a solemn binding promise to do, give or refrain from doing something (signed a pledge to donate regularly); a pledge of money to a charity or a pledge of something valued by another and given to him or her (articles as security for loans such as has been done since ancient times)
pledge, pledged, pledging, pledges.verbs
transitive verb use.to offer or guarantee by a solemn binding promise (pledged their cooperation to help the disadvantaged); devote; promise
intransitive verb use.to make a solemn binding promise

pilaster.noun,.plural.pilasters
in architecture, a rectangular.column with a capital and base, set into a wall as an ornamental.motif

pant, panted, panting, pants.verbs
intransitive verb use.to breathe rapidly in short gasps, as after exertion; to long demonstratively; yearn.(was panting for a chance to play); to give off loud puffs, especially while moving;  transitive verb use.to utter hurriedly or breathlessly (I panted my congratulations to the winner of the race)
pant.noun
a short, labored breath; a gasp; a short, loud puff, as of steam from an engine
pantingly.adverb

pant.noun,.plural.pants
trousers; used in the plural; underpants
with (one's) pants down.idiom
in an embarrassing position

portray, portrayed, portraying, portrays.transitive verbs
to depict or describe in words; to represent.dramatically, as on the stage; to depict or represent pictorially; make a picture of 
portrayable.adjective
portrayer.noun,.plural.portrayers
portrayal.noun,.plural.portrayals
the act or process of depicting or portraying; a representation or description

prevent, prevented, preventing, prevents.verbs
transitive verb use.to keep from happening (took steps to prevent any chance of vehicle breakdown before the trip); to keep someone from doing something; impede.(prevented us from going outside the safe ski area); to anticipate or counter in advance; to come before; precede
intransitive verb use.to present an obstacle (there will be a picnic if nothing prevents)
preventable.adjective
preventability.noun,.plural.preventabilities
preventer.noun,.plural.preventers

preventive.same as.preventative.adjective
intended.or.used.to.prevent or hinder; acting.as.an.obstacle: preventive measures; carried out to deter (they avoided all food poisoned with chemical.fertilizers and '...cides', instead sticking to consuming.organic food; preventing or slowing the course of an illness or a disease; prophylactic (preventive health care)
preventive.noun,.plural.preventives
something that prevents; an obstacle; something that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
preventively.adverb
preventiveness.noun

prevention.noun,.plural.preventions
the act of preventing or impeding; a hindrance; an obstacle

penalty.noun,.plural.penalties
punishment established by law or authority for a crime or an offense; something, especially a sum of money, required as a forfeit for an offense; the disadvantage or painful consequences resulting from an action or a condition (neglected his health and paid the penalty); a loss of advantage imposed on a team or competitor for infraction of a rule (a penalty kick; a penalty stroke)

penalize, penalized, penalizing,penalizes.transitive verbs
to subject to a penalty, especially for infringement of a law or an official regulation; punish; to impose a handicap on; place at a disadvantage
penalization.noun

penal.adjective
of, relating.to.punishment for breaking the law; subject to punishment; legally punishable; serving as or constituting a means or place of punishment (penal.servitude; a penal colony) penally.adverb

penance, penanced, penancing, penances.transitive verbs
to impose penance upon

pestilence.noun,.plural.pestilences
diseases which destroy; a plague

pest.noun,.plural.pests
an annoying person or thing; a nuisance; an injurious plant or animal such as poison ivy, mosquitos or mice

posse comitatus.noun
a temporary police force

possess, possessed, possessing, possesses.transitive verbs
to have as property; own; to have as a quality, characteristic or other attribute (possessed great tact); to acquire (possess valuable data)
possessor.noun,.plural.possessors
possessive.adjective
of or relating to ownership or possession; having or manifesting a desire to control or dominate (a possessive cat who likes to have all for itself)
possessively.adverb
possessiveness.noun
Grammar:.in grammar, a possessive.determiner or possessive adjective is a word such as 'my' or 'his' which shows who or what something belongs to or is connected with; example, the possessive form of a name or noun has an 's added to it, as in Jenny's or cat's dinner
possession.noun,.plural.possessions
the act or fact of possessing; something owned or possessed (one's possessions); if you are in possession of something, you have it, because you have obtained it or because it belongs to you; a territory.subject to foreign control; a country's possessions are countries or territories that it controls
possessional.adjective
possessory.adjective
of, relating.to.or.having possession (possessory interest)
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