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mistrust
v. To regard with suspicion or jealousy.
misty
adj. Lacking clearness
misunderstand
v. To Take in a wrong sense.
misuse
v. To maltreat.
mite
n. A very small amount, portion, or particle.
miter
n. The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle.
mitigate
v. To make milder or more endurable.
mnemonics
n. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances.
moat
n. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall.
mobocracy
n. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace.
moccasin
n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.
mockery
n. Ridicule.
moderation
n. Temperance.
moderator
n. The presiding officer of a meeting.
modernity
n. The state or character of being modern.
modernize
v. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times.
modification
n. A change.
modify
v. To make somewhat different.
modish
adj. Fashionable.
modulate
v. To vary in tone, inflection, pitch or other quality of sound.
mollify
v. To soothe.
molt
v. To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
momentary
adj. Lasting but a short time.
momentous
adj. Very significant.
momentum
n. An impetus.
monarchy
n. Government by a single, sovereign ruler.
monastery
n. A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion.
monetary
adj. Financial.
mongrel
n. The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties.
monition
n. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof.
monitory
n. Admonition or warning.
monocracy
n. Government by a single person.
monogamy
n. The habit of pairing, or having but one mate.
monogram
n. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one, usually initials of a name.
monograph
n. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject.
monolith
n. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.
monologue
n. A story or drama told or performed by one person.
monomania
n. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
monopoly
n. The control of a thing, as a commodity, to enable a person to raise its price.
monosyllable
n. A word of one syllable.
monotone
n. The sameness or monotony of utterance.
monotonous
adj. Unchanging and tedious.
monotony
n. A lack of variety.
monsieur
n. A French title of respect, equivalent to Mr. and sir.
monstrosity
n. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted.
moonbeam
n. A ray of moonlight.
morale
n. A state of mind with reference to confidence, courage, zeal, and the like.
moralist
n. A writer on ethics.
morality
n. Virtue.
moralize
v. To render virtuous.
moratorium
n. An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily.
morbid
adj. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.
mordacious
adj. Biting or giving to biting.
mordant
adj. Biting.
moribund
adj. On the point of dying.
morose
adj. Gloomy.
morphology
n. the science of organic forms.
motley
adj. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements.
motto
n. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life, or faith.
mountaineer
n. One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise.
mountainous
adj. Full of or abounding in mountains.
mouthful
n. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise.
muddle
v. To confuse or becloud, especially with or as with drink.
muffle
v. To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.
mulatto
n. The offspring of a white person and a black person.
muleteer
n. A mule-driver.
multiform
adj. Having many shapes, or appearances.
multiplicity
n. the condition of being manifold or very various.
mundane
adj. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
municipal
adj. Of or pertaining to a town or city, or to its corporate or local government.
municipality
n. A district enjoying municipal government.
munificence
n. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality.
munificent
adj. Extraordinarily generous.
muster
n. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection, or for numbering off.
mutation
n. The act or process of change.
mutilate
v. To disfigure.
mutiny
n. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority.
myriad
n. A vast indefinite number.
mystic
n. One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.
mystification
n. The act of artfully perplexing.
myth
n. A fictitious narrative presented as historical, but without any basis of fact.
mythology
n. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes.
nameless
adj. Having no fame or reputation.
naphtha
n. A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
Narcissus
n. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
narrate
v. To tell a story.
narration
n. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
narrative
n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event. narrator
narrow-minded
adj. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
nasal
adj. Pertaining to the nose.
natal
adj. Pertaining to one's birth.
nationality
n. A connection with a particular nation.
naturally
adv. According to the usual order of things.
nausea
n. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit
nauseate
v. To cause to loathe.
nauseous
adj. Loathsome.
nautical
adj. Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.
naval
adj. Pertaining to ships.
navel
n. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.
navigable
adj. Capable of commercial navigation.
navigate
v. To traverse by ship.
nebula
n. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.
necessary
adj. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result.
necessitate
v. To render indispensable.
necessity
n. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.
necrology
n. A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time.
necromancer
n. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.
necropolis
n. A city of the dead.
necrosis
n. the death of part of the body.
nectar
n. Any especially sweet and delicious drink.
nectarine
n. A variety of the peach.
needlework
n. Embroidery.
needy
adj. Being in need, want, or poverty.
nefarious
adj. Wicked in the extreme.
negate
v. To deny.
negation
n. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
neglectful
adj. Exhibiting or indicating omission.
negligee
n. A loose gown worn by women.
negligence
n. Omission of that which ought to be done.
negligent
adj. Apt to omit what ought to be done.
negligible
adj. Transferable by assignment, endorsement, or delivery.
negotiable
v. To bargain with others for an agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of property.
Nemesis
n. A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.
neocracy
n. Government administered by new or untried persons.
neo-Darwinsim
n. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students.
neo-Latin
n. Modernized Latin.
neopaganism
n. A new or revived paganism.
Neolithic
adj. Pertaining to the later stone age.
neology
n. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.
neophyte
adj. Having the character of a beginner.
nestle
v. To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
nestling
adj. Recently hatched.
nettle
v. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in.
network
n. Anything that presents a system of cross- lines.
neural
adj. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system.
neurology
n. The science of the nervous system.
neuter
adj. Neither masculine nor feminine.
neutral
adj. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants.
nevertheless
conj. Notwithstanding.
Newtonian
adj. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, the English philosopher.
niggardly
adj. Stingy. (no longer acceptable to use)
nihilist
n. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
nil
n. Nothing
nimble
adj. Light and quick in motion or action.
nit
n. The egg of a louse or some other insect.
nocturnal
adj. Of or pertaining to the night.
noiseless
adj. Silent.
noisome
adj. Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
noisy
adj. Clamorous.
nomad
adj. Having no fixed abode.
nomic
adj. Usual or customary.
nominal
adj. Trivial.
nominate
v. To designate as a candidate for any office.
nomination
n. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office.
nominee
n. One who receives a nomination.
non-existent
n. That which does not exist.
non-resident
adj. Not residing within a given jurisdiction.
nonchalance
n. A state of mind indicating lack of interest.
non-combatant
n. One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
nondescript
adj. Indescribable.
nonentity
n. A person or thing of little or no account.
nonpareil
n. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
norm
n. A model.
normalcy
n. The state of being normal.
Norman
adj. Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.
nostrum
n. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
noticeable
adj. Perceptible.
notorious
adj. Unfavorably known to the general public.
novellette
n. A short novel.
novice
n. A beginner in any business or occupation.
nowadays
adv. In the present time or age.
nowhere
adv. In no place or state.
noxious
adj. Hurtful.
nuance
n. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind. nucleus
nude
adj. Naked.
nugatory
adj. Having no power or force.
nuisance
n. That which annoys, vexes, or irritates.
numeration
n. The act or art of reading or naming numbers.
numerical
adj. Of or pertaining to number.
nunnery
n. A convent for nuns.
nuptial
adj. Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony.
nurture
n. The process of fostering or promoting growth.
nutriment
n. That which nourishes.
nutritive
adj. Having nutritious properties.
oaken
adj. Made of or from oak.
oakum
n. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope.
obdurate
adj. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
obelisk
n. A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative.
obese
adj. Exceedingly fat.
obesity
n. Excessive fatness.
obituary
adj. A published notice of a death.
objective
adj. Grasping and representing facts as they are.
objector
n. One who objects, as to a proposition, measure, or ruling.
obligate
v. To hold to the fulfillment of duty.
obligatory
adj. Binding in law or conscience.
oblique
adj. Slanting; said of lines.
obliterate
v. To cause to disappear.
oblivion
n. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten.
oblong
adj. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated
obnoxious
adj. Detestable.
obsequies
n. Funeral rites.
obsequious
adj. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
observance
n. A traditional form or customary act.
observant
adj. Quick to notice.
observatory
n. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations.
obsolescence
n. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.
obsolescent
adj. Passing out of use, as a word.
obsolete
adj. No longer practiced or accepted.
obstetrician
n. A practitioner of midwifery.
obstetrics
n. The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy.
obstinacy
n. Stubborn adherence to opinion, arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way.
obstreperous
adj. Boisterous.
obstruct
v. To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage, either wholly or in part. obstruction
obtrude
v. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
obtrusive
adj. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
obvert
v. To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object.
obviate
v. To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.
occasion
n. An important event or celebration.
Occident
n. The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions.
occlude
v. To absorb, as a gas by a metal.
occult
adj. Existing but not immediately perceptible.
occupant
n. A tenant in possession of property, as distinguished from the actual owner.
occurrence
n. A happening.
octagon
n. A figure with eight sides and eight angles.
octave
n. A note at this interval above or below any other, considered in relation to that other.
octavo
n. A book, or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves.
octogenarian
adj. A person of between eighty and ninety years.
ocular
adj. Of or pertaining to the eye.
oculist
n. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.
oddity
n. An eccentricity.
ode
n. The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung.
odious
adj. Hateful.
odium
n. A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
odoriferous
adj. Having or diffusing an odor or scent, especially an agreeable one.
odorous
adj. Having an odor, especially a fragrant one.
off
adj. Farther or more distant.
offhand
adv. Without preparation.
officiate
v. To act as an officer or leader.
officious
adj. Intermeddling with what is not one's concern.
offshoot
n. Something that branches off from the parent stock.
ogre
n. A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings.
ointment
n. A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists.
olfactory
adj. of or pertaining to the sense of smell.
olive-branch
n. A branch of the olive-tree, as an emblem of peace.
ominous
adj. Portentous.
omission
n. Exclusion.
omnipotence
n. Unlimited and universal power.
Omnipotent
adj. Possessed of unlimited and universal power.
omniscience
n. Unlimited or infinite knowledge.
omniscient
adj. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.
omnivorous
adj. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately.
onerous
adj. Burdensome or oppressive.
onrush
n. Onset.
onset
n. An assault, especially of troops, upon an enemy or fortification.
onslaught
n. A violent onset.
onus
n. A burden or responsibility.
opalescence
n. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light, resulting in smoky tints.
opaque
adj. Impervious to light.
operate
v. To put in action and supervise the working of.
operative
adj. Active.
operator
n. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus.
operetta
n. A humorous play in dialogue and music, of more than one act.
opinion
n. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence, but falling short of positive knowledge.
opponent
n. One who supports the opposite side in a debate, discussion, struggle, or sport.
opportune
adj. Especially fit as occurring, said, or done at the right moment.
opportunist
n. One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends.
opportunity
n. Favorable or advantageous chance or opening.
opposite
adj. Radically different or contrary in action or movement.
opprobrium
n. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
optic
n. Pertaining to the eye or vision.
optician
n. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses.
optics
n. The science that treats of light and vision, and all that is connected with sight.
optimism
n. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best.
option
n. The right, power, or liberty of choosing.
optometry
n. Measurement of the powers of vision.
opulence
n. Affluence.
opulent
adj. Wealthy.
oral
adj. Uttered through the mouth.
orate
v. To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech.
oration
n. An elaborate or formal public speech.
orator
n. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.
oratorio
n. A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures.
oratory
n. The art of public speaking.
ordeal
n. Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
ordinal
n. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series, as first, second, third.
ordination
n. A consecration to the ministry.
ordnance
n. A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war.
orgies
n. Wild or wanton revelry.
origin
n. The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be.
original
adj. Not copied nor produced by imitation.
originate
v. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of.
ornate
adj. Ornamented to a marked degree.
orthodox
adj. Holding the commonly accepted faith.
orthodoxy
n. Acceptance of the common faith.
orthogonal
adj. Having or determined by right angles.
orthopedic
adj. Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity
orthopedist
n. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity
oscillate
v. To swing back and forth.
osculate
v. To kiss.
ossify
v. to convert into bone.
ostentation
n. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
ostracism
n. Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics.
ostracize
v. To exclude from public or private favor.
ought
v. To be under moral obligation to be or do.
oust
v. To eject.
out-and-out
adv. Genuinely.
outbreak
n. A sudden and violent breaking forth, as of something that has been pent up or restrained.
outburst
n. A violent issue, especially of passion in an individual.
outcast
n. One rejected and despised, especially socially.
outcry
n. A vehement or loud cry or clamor.
outdo
v. To surpass.
outlandish
adj. Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action.
outlast
v. To last longer than.
outlaw
n. A habitual lawbreaker.
outlive
v. To continue to exist after.
out-of-the-way
adj. Remotely situated.
outpost
n. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise.
outrage
n. A gross infringement of morality or decency.
outrageous
adj. Shocking in conduct.
outreach
v. To reach or go beyond.
outride
v. To ride faster than.
outrigger
n. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support. outright
outskirt
n. A border region.
outstretch
v. To extend.
outstrip
v. To go beyond.
outweigh
v. To surpass in importance or excellence.
overdo
v. To overtax the strength of.
overdose
n. An excessive dose, usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic.
overeat
v. To eat to excess.
overhang
n. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over.
overleap
v. To leap beyond.
overlord
n. One who holds supremacy over another.
overpass
v. To pass across or over, as a river.
overpay
v. To pay or reward in excess.
overpower
v. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power.
overproduction
n. Excessive production.
overreach
v. To stretch out too far.
overrun
v. To infest or ravage.
oversee
v. To superintend.
overseer
n. A supervisor.
overshadow
v. To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison.
overstride
v. To step beyond.
overthrow
v. To vanquish an established ruler or government.
overtone
n. A harmonic.
overture
n. An instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio, or ballet.
overweight
n. Preponderance.
pacify
v. To bring into a peaceful state.
packet
n. A bundle, as of letters.
pact
n. A covenant.
pagan
n. A worshiper of false gods.
pageant
n. A dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.
palate
n. The roof of the mouth.
palatial
adj. Magnificent.
paleontology
n. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms.
palette
n. A thin tablet, with a hole for the thumb, upon which artists lay their colors for painting.
palinode
n. A retraction.
pall
v. To make dull by satiety.
palliate
v. To cause to appear less guilty.
pallid
adj. Of a pale or wan appearance.
palpable
n. perceptible by feeling or touch.
palsy
n. Paralysis.
paly
adj. Lacking color or brilliancy.
pamphlet
n. A brief treatise or essay, usually on a subject of current interest.
pamphleteer
v. To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.
panacea
n. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
Pan-American
adj. Including or pertaining to the whole of America, both North and South.
pandemic
adj. Affecting a whole people or all classes, as a disease.
pandemonium
n. A fiendish or riotous uproar.
panegyric
n. A formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act.
panel
n. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame.
panic
n. A sudden, unreasonable, overpowering fear.
panoply
n. A full set of armor.
panorama
n. A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene.
pantheism
n. The worship of nature for itself or its beauty.
Pantheon
n. A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof.
pantomime
n. Sign-language.
pantoscope
n. A very wide-angled photographic lens.
papacy
n. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.
papyrus
n. The writing-paper of the ancient Egyptians, and later of the Romans.
parable
n. A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral.
paradox
n. A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief.
paragon
n. A model of excellence.
parallel
v. To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts.
parallelism
n. Essential likeness.
paralysis
n. Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.
paralyze
v. To deprive of the power to act.
paramount
adj. Supreme in authority.
paramour
n. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.
paraphernalia
n. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment.
paraphrase
v. Translate freely.
pare
v. To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.
parentage
n. The relation of parent to child, of the producer to the produced, or of cause to effect.
Pariah
n. A member of a degraded class; a social outcast.
parish
n. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor.
Parisian
adj. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.
parity
n. Equality, as of condition or rank.
parlance
n. Mode of speech.
parley
v. To converse in.
parliament
n. A legislative body.
parlor
n. A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests.
parody
v. To render ludicrous by imitating the language of.
paronymous
adj. Derived from the same root or primitive word.
paroxysm
n. A sudden outburst of any kind of activity.
parricide
n. The murder of a parent.
parse
v. To describe, as a sentence, by separating it into its elements and describing each word.
parsimonious
adj. Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.
partible
adj. Separable.
participant
n. One having a share or part.
participate
v. To receive or have a part or share of.
partition
n. That which separates anything into distinct parts.
partisan
adj. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.
passible
adj. Capable of feeling of suffering.
passive
adj. Unresponsive.
pastoral
adj. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life.
paternal
adj. Fatherly.
paternity
n. Fatherhood.
pathos
n. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
patriarch
n. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right.
patrician
adj. Of senatorial or noble rank.
patrimony
n. An inheritance from an ancestor, especially from one's father.
patriotism
n. Love and devotion to one's country.
patronize
v. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward.
patronymic
adj. Formed after one's father's name.
patter
v. To mumble something over and over.
paucity
n. Fewness.
pauper
n. One without means of support.
pauperism
n. Dependence on charity.
pavilion
n. An open structure for temporary shelter.
payee
n. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid.
peaceable
adj. Tranquil.
peaceful
adj. Tranquil.
peccable
adj. Capable of sinning.
peccadillo
n. A small breach of propriety or principle.
peccant
adj. Guilty.
pectoral
adj. Pertaining to the breast or thorax.
pecuniary
adj. Consisting of money.
pedagogics
n. The science and art of teaching.
pedagogue
n. A schoolmaster.
pedagogy
n. The science and art of teaching
pedal
n. A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments, cycles, and other machines.
pedant
n. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning.
peddle
v. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell.
pedestal
n. A base or support as for a column, statue, or vase.
pedestrian
n. One who journeys on foot.
pediatrics
n. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.
pedigree
n. One's line of ancestors.
peddler
n. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.
peerage
n. The nobility.
peerless
adj. Of unequaled excellence or worth.
peevish
adj. Petulant. (irritable)
pellucid
adj. Translucent.
penalty
n. The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law.
penance
n. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence.
penchant
n. A bias in favor of something.
pendant
n. Anything that hangs from something else, either for ornament or for use.
pendulous
adj. Hanging, especially so as to swing by an attached end or part.
pendulum
n. A weight hung on a rod, serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock.
penetrable
adj. That may be pierced by physical, moral, or intellectual force.
penetrate
v. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of.
penetration
n. Discernment.
peninsular
adj. Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water.
penitence
n. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
penitential
adj. Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
pennant
n. A small flag.
pension
n. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her.
pentagram
n. A figure having five points or lobes.
pentavalent
adj. Quinqeuvalent.
pentad
n. The number five.
pentagon
n. A figure, especially, with five angles and five sides.
pentahedron
n. A solid bounded by five plane faces.
pentameter
n. In prosody, a line of verse containing five units or feet.
pentathlon
n. The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants.
penultimate
adj. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one.
penurious
adj. Excessively sparing in the use of money.
penury
n. Indigence.
perambulate
v. To walk about.
perceive
v. To have knowledge of, or receive impressions concerning, through the medium of the body senses.
perceptible
adj. Cognizable.
perception
n. Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world.
percipience
n. The act of perceiving.
percipient
n. One who or that which perceives.
percolate
v. To filter.
percolator
n. A filter.
percussion
n. The sharp striking of one body against another.
peremptory
adj. Precluding question or appeal.
perennial
adj. Continuing though the year or through many years.
perfectible
adj. Capable of being made perfect.
perfidy
n. Treachery.
perforate
v. To make a hole or holes through.
perform
v. To accomplish.
perfumery
n. The preparation of perfumes.
perfunctory
adj. Half-hearted.
perhaps
adv. Possibly.
perigee
n. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.
periodicity
n. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.
peripatetic
adj. Walking about.
perjure
v. To swear falsely to.
perjury
n. A solemn assertion of a falsity.
permanence
n. A continuance in the same state, or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature.
permanent
adj. Durable.