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pertinacious.adjective
adhering.resolutely to an opinion, purpose or design; perversely.persistent; stubbornly.unyielding or tenacious
pertinaciousness, pertinacity.nouns
pertinaciously.adverb
synonym.obstinate

Pharisee.noun,.plural.Pharisees
a member of a Jewish sect (a distinct unit of people within a larger group of religious elites, some good, some not so good) of the intertestamental period (the period of time between the Old and New Testaments) noted for strict observance of rites and ceremonies of the written law and for insistence on the validity of their own oral traditions concerning the law; a pharisaical person

pharisaic.also.pharisaical.adjectives
of, relating to or characteristic of the Pharisees; hypocritically.self-righteous and condemnatory
pharisaically.adverb
pharisaicalness.noun
perpetrators of their own religious ways allowing themselves to hide behind the legal principle of plausible deniability

plausible.deniability
plausible deniability provides for a state of protection for those allegedly doing wrong, such as in the production, distribution and marketing of things eliciting negative effects (false religious concepts, genetically engineered food, fluoride, chemotherapy, mammograms, vaccines, etc.), where negative effects could be construed in a court of law as holding the possibility of other cause(s) unrelated to the matter before the court, thus providing doubt for a judge's consideration and therefore reason for throwing the case out of court

plausible.adjective
appearing worthy of belief (the argument was both powerful and plausible); apparent.validity (the reasoning appeared to be believable, but after examination was found to be false); an explanation or statement that is plausible seems likely to be true or valid; if you say that someone is plausible, you mean that they seem to be telling the truth and to be sincere and honest (governments and corporations appear with policies that always seem plausible to the public); plausible applies to that which at first glance appears to be true, reasonable, valid, etc., but which may or may not be so; giving a deceptive impression of truth, acceptability or reliability; specious; see also implausibility
plausibleness.noun
plausibly.adverb
plausibility.noun
plausibleness.noun

plight.noun
a bad state or condition; an unfortunate, difficult or precarious situation; if you refer to someone's plight, you mean that they are in a difficult or distressing.situation that is full of problems

polytheism.noun
belief in or worship of more than one god 
polytheist.adjective-or.noun
polytheistic, polytheistical.adjectives
compare pantheism

ponder, pondered, pondering, ponders.verbs
transitive verb senses.to weigh back and forth in the mind; apprise; to imagine various ways about some concern; reflect on (pondered the events of the day; pondered solutions to problems); contemplate
intransitive verb senses.to think or consider especially quietly, soberly and deeply (they are pondering over the error I made, whether to keep me or let me go)
synonyms.muse, meditate, ruminate
ponderer.noun

potpourri.noun
a miscellaneous collection; a mixture of dried flower petals and spices used to scent the air

preclude, precluded, precluding, precludes.transitive verbs
if something precludes an event or action, it prevents the event or action from happening; to prohibit from occurring by planning or action; to shut off; hinder; avert; deter; forestall; obviate; ward off; turn aside; stave off; rule out; to make impossible by necessary consequence (she changed her debit card password to stave off another intrusion into her account); to rule out in advance
preclusive.adjective
preclusively.adverb
preclusion.noun,.plural.preclusions

principle.noun,.plural.principles
a principle is a general.belief that you have about the way you should.behave, which influences your behaviour; an accepted or professed rule of conduct (a person of moral principles, a notion of ethics); a comprehensive and fundamental.overriding law, doctrine or assumption; a rule or code of conduct; habitual.devotion to right principles (a man of principle); the principles of a particular.theory or philosophy are its basic rules or laws; scientific principles are general scientific laws which explain how something.happens or works; if you agree with something in principle, you agree in general terms to the idea of it, although you do yet know the details or know if it will be possible; a principle is a fundamental.primary or general law or truth from which modes of action are derived.(principle of modern.physics; the natural.operating principles of the universe, example); the laws or facts of nature.underlying the workings of many things man designs for use
in principle.idiom
with regard to the basics (an idea that is acceptable in principle)

principled.adjective
based on, marked by or manifesting principle (a principled decision; a highly principled person)

principality.noun,.plural.principalities
a principality is a country that is ruled by a prince; a territory ruled by those sovereign to it

principal.adjective
first, highest or foremost in importance, rank, worth or degree; chief
principally.adverb
principal.noun
one who holds a position of presiding.rank, especially the head of an elementary school or high school; a main participant in a situation; a person having a leading or starring role; a sum of money owed as a debt, upon which interest is calculated
Law:.a person who empowers another to act as his or her representative; the person having prime responsibility for an obligation as distinguished from one who acts as surety or as an endorser
principalship.noun

prodigal.adjective
recklessly extravagant; characterized by wasteful expenditure; lavish
prodigality.noun
prodigally.adverb
synonym.profuse

profane, profaned, profaning, profanes.transitive verbs
to treat something sacred with abuse, irreverence or contempt; desecrate
profanely.adverb
profanatory.adjective
profaneness, profaner.nouns
profanation.noun
the act or an instance of profaning; desecration

propitiation.noun
the act of propitiating; something that propitiates; specifically, an atoning sacrifice 

propitiate, propitiated, propitiating, propitiates.transitive verbs
to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of; appease; conciliate
propitiator, propitiation.nouns
propitiable, propitiative, propitiatory.adjectives
propitiatingly.adverb
synonym.pacify

prude.noun,.plural.prudes
a person who is excessively or priggishly attentive to propriety or decorum; especially a woman who shows or affects extreme modesty
prudery.noun
the characteristic.quality or state of a prude; a prudish act or remark
prudishly.adverb
prudish.adjective
marked by prudery; priggish
prudishness.noun

perturb, perturbed, perturbing, perturbs.transitive verbs
to disturb greatly in mind; disquiet; to throw into confusion, disorder; to cause to experience a perturbation (he seems greatly perturbed); a departure of a celestial body from its orbit; discompose
perturbable.adjective
perturbation.noun,.plural.perturbations
the act of perturbing; the state of being perturbed; agitation; a small change in a physical system
Physics/Astronomy:.variation in a designated orbit, as of a planet, resulting from the influence of one or more external bodies
perturbational.adjective

pivot.noun,.plural.pivots
a short rod or shaft on which a related part rotates or swings; a person or thing on which something depends or turns; the central or crucial.factor; the act of turning on or as if on a pivot
pivot, pivoted, pivoting, pivots.verbs
transitive verb use.to mount on, attach by or provide with a pivot or pivots; to cause to rotate, revolve or turn
intransitive verb use.to turn on or as if on a pivot
pivotable.adjective

pivotal.adjective
vitally important, crucial
pivotally.adverb

proper.adjective
characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting (the proper spark plug for the engine); not a proper moment for a joke; fit; called for by rules or conventions; correct (the proper form of parliamentary procedure); strictly following rules or conventions; seemly.(a proper lady or gentleman);.characteristically belonging to the being or thing in question; peculiar.(an optical effect proper to fluids); being within the strictly limited sense, as of a term designating something (the town proper, excluding the suburbs); worthy of the name; true (wanted a proper dinner, not just a snack; out and out; thorough (a proper correction)

proper name.noun,.plural.proper names
Grammar:.a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually.capitalized
Mathematics:.of or relating to a subset of a given set when the set has at least one element not in the subset
proper.adverb
thoroughly (beat the eggs good and proper)
properly.adverb
properness.noun

property.noun,.plural.properties
something owned; a possession; something tangible or intangible to which its owner has legal title (properties such as copyrights and trademarks); the right of ownership; title; property is a basic or essential.quality possessed by all members of a class (resilience is a property of rubber); the properties of a substance or object are the ways in which it behaves in particular.conditions (a radio signal has both electrical and magnetic properties); a characteristic.trait or peculiarity, especially one serving to define or describe its possessor; a characteristic attribute possessed by all members of a class; a special capability or power; a virtue
propertyless.adjective

prima facie.adverb
at first sight; before closer inspection (they had, prima facie, a legitimate complaint)
prima facie.adjective
true, authentic or adequate at first sight; ostensible-(prima facie credibility); evident without proof or reasoning; obvious (a prima facie violation of the treaty)

predetermine, predetermined, predetermining, predetermines.verbs
transitive verb use.to determine, decide or establish in advance (these factors predetermine establishment of a solid foundation; we were predetermined to have this physical experience on Earth at this time); to influence or sway toward an action or opinion; predispose
intransitive verb use.to determine or decide something in advance
predeterminate.adjective
predetermination.noun

predestine, predestined, predestining, predestines.transitive verbs
to fix upon, decide or decree in advance; foreordain; predestination

persevere, persevered, persevering, perseveres.intransitive verbs
to persist in or remain constant to a purpose, an idea or a task in the face of obstacles or discouragement
perseveringly.adverb
perseverance.noun
steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief or a purpose; steadfastness

pith.noun
the essential or central part; the heart or essence; substance; significance; importance; strength; mettle; vigor

pithy, pithier, pithiest.adjectives
precisely.meaningful; a pithy comment or piece of writing is short, direct and full of meaning (his pithy advice to young painters was 'Above all, keep your colours fresh'; many of them made a point of praising the film's pithy dialogue); forceful and brief (a pithy comment); if something that is said or written is pithy, it is intelligent and strongly stated, without wasting any words (press releases must be short and pithy; a series of pithy quotations); pith
pithily.adverb
Louis Armstrong defined jazz pithily as 'what I play for a living'
pithiness.noun
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