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perversion
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n.
action of perverting someone or something; humiliation; debasement; instance of abnormal activity
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pervert
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v.
cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt; bring to a bad or worse condition
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pestilence
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n.
any epidemic disease with a high death rate
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pestilential
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a. Syn. destructive
tending to produce infectious disease; destructive
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petrify
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v.
convert wood or other organic matter into stony replica; cause to become stiff or stonelike
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petulant
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a. Syn. irritable
easily irritated or annoyed; unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered
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pharmacy
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n.
art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs
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phenomenon
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n.
appearance; anything visible, in matter or spirit; extraordinary or very remarkable person, thing, or occurrence
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philanthropist
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n.
person who loves mankind in general; very generous person or institution
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philharmonic
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n.
devoted to or appreciative of music
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philology
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n. Syn. linguistics; literature
study of language; investigation of language and its literature
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philosophy
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n.
body of highest truth; investigation of nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning
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phlegmatic
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a. Syn. calm
calm; not easily disturbed; not easily excited to action or passion
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phonetic
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a.
of or pertaining to the voice; relating to sounds of spoken language
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physiology
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n.
branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
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physique
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n.
natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person
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piecemeal
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ad. Syn. gradually
by a small amount at a time; in stages; gradually
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pillage
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v. Syn. plunder
rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder; take as spoils
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pinnacle
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n. Syn. peak
peak; tall pointed formation, such as mountain peak
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pioneer
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n.
originator; explorer
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