P — pa pe pf ph pi pl pn po pr ps pt pu py pw pc pm pd
pe |ˌpiːˈiː| — the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
pea |piː| — seed of a pea plant used for food
pea-chick |ˈpiː tʃɪk| — a young peafowl
pea-coat |ˈpiːˌkoʊt| — (nautical) A coat of heavy, navy-coloured wool, originally worn by sailors of European navies.
pea-jacket |ˈpiː dʒækɪt| — pea coat
pea-soup |piː ˈsuːp| — A thick soup made with dried split peas and various other ingredients.
pea-souper |ˌpiː ˈsuːpər| — a heavy thick yellow fog
pea-time |ˈpiːtaɪm| — (US) The time when peas ripen.
peace |piːs| — the state prevailing during the absence of war
peace-loving |ˈpiːsˌlʌvɪŋ| — inclined or disposed to peace
peace-offering |ˈpiːs ɒfərɪŋ| — A religious sacrifice in both Jewish,Christian, and Islamic traditions.
peace-pipe |ˈpiːspaɪp| — A tobacco pipe smoked ceremonially in certain Native American cultures that symbolizes peace among those who smoke it, and among whom it is passed around from person to person.
peaceable |ˈpiːsəbl| — inclined or disposed to peace
peacebreaker — One who disturbs the public peace.
peaceful |ˈpiːsfl| — peacefully resistant in response to injustice
peacefully |ˈpiːsfəli| — in a peaceful manner
peacekeeper |ˈpiːˌskipər| — a member of a military force that is assigned (often with international sanction) to preserve peace in a trouble area
peacekeeping |ˈpiːskiːpɪŋ| — the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)
peacemaker |ˈpiːsmeɪkər| — someone who tries to bring peace
peacenik |ˈpiːsnɪk| — someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
peacetime |ˈpiːstaɪm| — a period of time during which there is no war
peach |piːtʃ| — cultivated in temperate regions
peach-colored — having the color of a ripe peach
peachick |ˈpiːtʃɪk| — a young peafowl
peachy |ˈpiːtʃi| — very good
peacock |ˈpiːkɑːk| — European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
peacockery |ˈpiːˈkɒkərɪ| — gaudy showiness
peacocky — Resembling a peacock: proud and boastful
peafowl |ˈpiːfaʊl| — very large terrestrial southeast Asian pheasant often raised as an ornamental bird
peahen |ˈpiːhen| — female peafowl
peak |piːk| — the most extreme possible amount or value
peaked |ˈpiːkt| — somewhat ill or prone to illness
peaky |ˈpiːki| — having or as if having especially high-pitched spots
peal |piːl| — a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
peanut |ˈpiːnʌt| — underground pod of the peanut vine
peanuts |ˈpiːnʌts| — an insignificant sum of money; a trifling amount
pear |per| — sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
pear-shaped |ˈpeəʃeɪpt| — having a round shape tapered at one end
pear-tree |ˈpeətriː| — A tree of the genus Pyrus, which bears the pears as fruits.
pearl |pɜːrl| — a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
pearl-ash |ˈpɜːlæʃ| — A gray-white powder having chemical properties of quicklime made by heating mollusk shells to a temperature sufficient to calcine it.
pearl-barley |pɝːl ˈbɑːrli| — Barley that has had the husk and bran removed.
pearl-diver |ˈpɝːl daɪvər| — A person who dives for pearls.
pearl-oyster |ˈpɝːl ɔɪstər| — Any of several bivalve molluscs that are a source of pearls, but especially Pinctada margaritifera
pearl-shell |ˈpɜːlʃel| — The pearl oyster
pearler |ˈpɜːlə| — a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls
pearlies |ˈpɝːliːz| — plural form of pearly
pearly |ˈpɜːrli| — informal terms for a human `tooth'
peart |pərt| — (UK, US, in dialects) Lively; active.
peas |ˈpiːz| — plural form of pea
peasant |ˈpeznt| — a country person
peasantry |ˈpezəntri| — the class of peasants
pease |ˈpiːz| — (archaic) form of pea, then later of peas
peashooter |ˈpiːʃuːtər| — A toy gun, consisting of a tube through which peas or small objects are blown.
peat |piːt| — partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water; can be used as a fuel when dried
peat-moss |ˈpiːtmɑːs| — A common name of sphagnum.
peaty |ˈpiːti| — of or pertaining to or of the nature of peat
pebble |ˈpebl| — a small smooth rounded rock
pebblestone |ˈpeblstəʊn| — a pebble
pebbly |ˈpebli| — abounding in small stones
pecan |pɪˈkɑːn| — wood of a pecan tree
peccability |ˌpekəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — The state or quality of being peccable; liability to sin.
peccable |ˈpekəbəl| — liable to sin
peccadillo |ˌpekəˈdɪloʊ| — a petty misdeed
peccancy |ˈpekənsɪ| — (rare) Faultiness, a state of being flawed.
peccant |ˈpekənt| — liable to sin
peccary |ˈpekəri| — nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South America
peck |pek| — (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
pecker |ˈpekər| — obscene terms for penis
peckish |ˈpekɪʃ| — somewhat hungry
pectin |ˈpektɪn| — any of various water-soluble colloidal carbohydrates that occur in ripe fruit and vegetables; used in making fruit jellies and jams
pectinate |ˈpektəneɪt| — like a comb
pectinated — (anatomy, zoology, botany) Having narrow ridges or projections aligned close together like the teeth of a comb.
pectination |ˌpektɪˈneɪʃən| — The state of being pectinated; that which is pectinated.
pectoral |ˈpektərəl| — either of two large muscles of the chest
peculate |ˈpekjʊleɪt| — appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
peculation |ˌpekjʊˈleɪʃən| — the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
peculator |ˈpekjʊleɪtə| — someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
peculiar |pɪˈkjuːliər| — beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
peculiarity |pɪˌkjuːliˈærəti| — an odd or unusual characteristic
peculiarize — To make peculiar; to set apart or assign as an exclusive possession.
peculiarly |pɪˈkjuːliərli| — uniquely or characteristically
pecuniary |pɪˈkjuːnieri| — relating to or involving money
pedagog — someone who educates young people
pedagogic |ˌpedəˈɡɑːdʒɪk| — of or relating to pedagogy
pedagogical |ˌpedəˈɡɑːdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to pedagogy
pedagogically |pedaɡoɡicallei| — in a didactic manner
pedagogics |pedəˈɡɑːdʒɪks| — the principles and methods of instruction
pedagogue |ˈpedəɡɑːɡ| — someone who educates young people
pedagogy |ˈpedəɡɑːdʒi| — the principles and methods of instruction
pedal |ˈpedl| — a sustained bass note
pedant |ˈpednt| — a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
pedantic |pɪˈdæntɪk| — marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
pedantical — Pedantic.
pedanticism — pedantry
pedantism — (rare) Behaving or acting in the manner of a pedant.
pedantry |ˈpedntri| — an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning
pedate — of a leaf shape; having radiating lobes, each deeply cleft or divided
peddle |ˈpedl| — sell or offer for sale from place to place
peddler |ˈpedlər| — someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
peddlery |ˈpedləriː| — (obsolete) The trade or goods of a peddler.
peddling |ˈpedəlɪŋ| — the act of selling goods for a living
pederast |ˈpedəræst| — a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
pederasty |ˈpedəræsti| — sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)
pedestal |ˈpedɪstl| — a support or foundation
pedestrian |pəˈdestriən| — a person who travels by foot
pedestrianism — A form of competitive walking of the nineteenth century, often professional and funded by wagering, from which the modern sport of racewalking developed.
pediatric |ˌpidiˈætrɪk| — of or relating to the medical care of children
pediatrician |ˌpidiəˈtrɪʃən| — a specialist in the care of babies
pediatrics |ˌpidiˈætrɪks| — the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children
pediatry — Alternative spelling of paediatry.
pedicel |ˈpedəˌsel| — a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle
pedicellate |pedɪˈselɪt| — Having (supported by) a pedicel
pedicle |ˈpedək(ə)l| — a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle
pedicular |pəˈdɪkjələr| — Of or relating to lice.
pediculosis |pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs| — infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
pediculous |pəˈdɪkjələs| — Alternative form of pedicular.
pediculus — type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
pedicure |ˈpedɪkjʊr| — professional care for the feet and toenails
pedigree |ˈpedɪɡriː| — the descendants of one individual
pedigreed |ˈpedəˌɡriːd| — having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
pediment |ˈpedɪmənt| — a triangular gable between a horizontal entablature and a sloping roof
pedlar |ˈpedlər| — someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
pedler — (dated) Alternative form of peddler.
pedology |pɪˈdɑːlədʒiː| — the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children
pedometer |peˈdɑːmɪtər| — measuring instrument for recording the number of steps taken in walking
pedophile |ˈpedofaɪl| — an adult who is sexually attracted to children
peduncle |pɪˈdʌŋkəl| — the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body
peduncular |pɪˈdʌŋkjʊləˌ| — Of or pertaining to a peduncle
pedunculate |pɪˈdʌŋkjʊlət| — having or growing on or from a peduncle or stalk
pedunculated — pedunculate
pee |piː| — liquid excretory product
peek |piːk| — a secret look
peek-a-boo |ˈpikəˌbu| — Alternative form of peekaboo.
peekaboo |ˌpiːkəˈbuː| — a game played with young children; you hide your face and suddenly reveal it as you say boo!
peel |piːl| — British politician (1788-1850)
peeler |ˈpiːlər| — a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
peeling |ˈpiːlɪŋ| — loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
peelings |ˈpiːlɪŋz| — plural form of peeling
peen |piːn| — the part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)
peep |piːp| — the short weak cry of a young bird
peep-show |ˈpiːpʃoʊ| — Alternative spelling of peepshow.
peeper |ˈpiːpər| — a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others
peepers |ˈpiːpəz| — plural form of peeper (eyes).
peephole |ˈpiːphoʊl| — a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep
peepshow |ˈpiːpʃoʊ| — an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass
peer |pɪr| — a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
peer-reviewed — Having been through the peer review process.
peerage |ˈpɪrɪdʒ| — the peers of a kingdom considered as a group
peeress |ˈpɪrəs| — a woman of the peerage in Britain
peerless |ˈpɪrləs| — eminent beyond or above comparison
peeve |piːv| — an annoyed or irritated mood
peeved |ˈpiːvd| — aroused to impatience or anger
peevish |ˈpiːvɪʃ| — easily irritated or annoyed
peewit |ˈpiːwɪt| — large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
peg |peɡ| — a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
peg away |ˈpeɡ əˈweɪ| — work doggedly or persistently
peg down |ˈpeɡ ˈdaʊn| — fasten or secure with a wooden pin
pegamoid |ˈpeɡəmɔɪd| — A waterproof varnish used, applied to surfaces, in bookbinding and upholstery
Pegasus |ˈpeɡəsəs| — (Greek mythology) the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given him by Athena; as the flying horse of the Muses it is a symbol of highflying imagination
pegging |ˈpeɡɪŋ| — Present participle of peg.
pegleg — a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
pegmatite |ˈpeɡməˌtaɪt| — a form of igneous rock consisting of extremely coarse granite resulting from the crystallization of magma rich in rare elements
peignoir |ˈpeɪnwɑːr| — a loose dressing gown for women
pejorative |pɪˈdʒɔːrətɪv| — expressing disapproval
peke |piːk| — a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle
Pekinese |ˌpiːkɪˈniːz| — a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle
Pekingese |piːkɪŋˈiːz| — a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle
pekoe |ˈpiːkoʊ| — a superior grade of black tea; grown in India and Sri Lanka and Java
pelage |ˈpelij| — growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
pelagian |pəˈleɪdʒiən| — (archaic) pelagic; of or pertaining to the sea.
pelagic |pəˈlædʒɪk| — relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean
pelargonium |ˌpelɑːrˈɡoʊniːəm| — geraniums native chiefly to South Africa; widely cultivated
pelerine |peləˈriːn| — A woman's cape
pelf |pelf| — informal terms for money
pelican |ˈpelɪkən| — large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish
pelisse |peˈliːs| — a sleeveless cape that is lined or trimmed with fur
pell-mell |ˌpel ˈmel| — in a wild or reckless manner
pellagra |pəˈlæɡrə| — a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alco
pellet |ˈpelɪt| — a small sphere
pellicle |ˈpələk(ə)l| — thin protective membrane in some protozoa
pellucid |pəˈluːsɪd| — transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
pelmet |ˈpelmɪt| — a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
pelt |pelt| — the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
peltate |ˈpelteɪt| — (of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example)
pelting |ˈpeltɪŋ| — anything happening rapidly or in quick successive
peltry |ˈpeltrɪ| — Pelts or skins, collectively; skins with the fur on them; furs.
pelves |ˈpelviːz| — plural form of pelvis
pelvic |ˈpelvɪk| — of or relating to the pelvis
pelvis |ˈpelvɪs| — the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
pemican — lean dried meat pounded fine and mixed with melted fat; used especially by North American Indians
pemmican |ˈpemɪkən| — lean dried meat pounded fine and mixed with melted fat; used especially by North American Indians
pemphigus |ˈpemfəɡəs| — a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane
pen |pen| — a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
pen-and-ink |ˌpen ən ˈɪŋk| — a drawing executed with pen and ink
pen-name |ˈpen neɪm| — A fictitious name used by an author in place of their actual name.
penal |ˈpiːnl| — serving as or designed to impose punishment
penalization |ˌpiːnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the act of punishing
penalize |ˈpiːnəlaɪz| — impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
penalty |ˈpenəlti| — the act of punishing
penance |ˈpenəns| — remorse for your past conduct
Penates |peˈnɑːteɪs| — (historical) The household gods, in ancient Rome, thought to watch over one's house and storeroom; by extension, one's definitive household goods.
pence |pens| — (UK) plural form of penny (the sub-unit of the pound sterling).
penchant |ˈpentʃənt| — a strong liking
pencil |ˈpensl| — a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood
pencil-case |ˈpenslkeɪs| — An object purposed to contain different stationery like pencil, rubber, correction fluid, etc.
pencilled |ˈpensəld| — drawn or written with a pencil
pencilling |ˈpensəlɪŋ| — Present participle of pencil.
pencraft |ˈpenkrɑːft| — penmanship; skill in writing; the art of writing
pendant |ˈpendənt| — an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)
pendency |ˈpendənsɪ| — The state of being pendent; suspension
pendent |ˈpendənt| — an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)
pending |ˈpendɪŋ| — awaiting conclusion or confirmation
pendulate |ˈpendjʊˌleɪt| — To swing like a pendulum.
pendulous |ˈpendʒələs| — having branches or flower heads that bend downward
pendulum |ˈpendʒələm| — an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity
Penelope |pəˈneləpi| — (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them
peneplain |ˈpiːnəˌpleɪn| — a more or less level land surface representing an advanced stage of erosion undisturbed by crustal movements
penes |ˈpiːniːz| — (chiefly sciences) Plural form of penis
penetrability |ˌpenɪtrəˈbɪlɪti| — the quality of being penetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
penetrable |ˈpenətrəbl| — capable of being penetrated
penetralia |ˌpenɪˈtreɪliːə| — The innermost, secret or hidden parts.
penetrate |ˈpenətreɪt| — pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
penetrating |ˈpenətreɪtɪŋ| — having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
penetration |ˌpenəˈtreɪʃn| — an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
penetrative |ˈpenətreɪtɪv| — having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
penguin |ˈpeŋɡwɪn| — short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers
penholder |ˈpenˌhoʊldər| — A device for storing pens.
penicillin |ˌpenɪˈsɪlɪn| — any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
penile |ˈpiːnaɪl| — of or relating to the penis
peninsula |pəˈnɪnsələ| — a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
peninsular |pəˈnɪnsələr| — of or forming or resembling a peninsula
penis |ˈpiːnɪs| — the male sex organ (`member' is a euphemism)
penitence |ˈpenɪtəns| — remorse for your past conduct
penitent |ˈpenɪtənt| — (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
penitential |ˌpenɪˈtenʃl| — showing or constituting penance
penitentiary |ˌpenɪˈtenʃəri| — a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
penknife |ˈpennaɪf| — a small pocketknife; originally used to cut quill pens
penman |ˈpenˌmən| — informal terms for journalists
penmanship |ˈpenmənʃɪp| — beautiful handwriting
penn'orth |ˈpenəθ| — the amount that can be bought for a penny
pennant |ˈpenənt| — the award given to the champion
pennies |ˈpeniz| — plural form of penny
penniless |ˈpeniləs| — not having enough money to pay for necessities
pennon |ˈpenən| — a long flag; often tapering
penny |ˈpeni| — a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
penny-a-liner |ˈpeniːəˈlaɪnər| — (derogatory, dated) One who supplies writing to public journals for a set fee per line of text; a poor writer for hire; a hack.
penny-pinching |ˈpɛnɪpɪntʃɪŋ| — extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
pennyroyal |ˌpeniːˈrɔɪəl| — Eurasian perennial mint have small lilac-blue flowers and ovate leaves; yields an aromatic oil
pennyweight |ˈpenɪweɪt| — a unit of apothecary weight equal to 24 grains
pennywort |ˈpenɪˌwɜːrt| — (UK) A plant, Umbilicus rupestris, having leaves the shape and size of a (pre-decimal) penny
pennyworth |ˈpeniwɜːrθ| — the amount that can be bought for a penny
penology |piːˈnɑːlədʒi| — the branch of criminology concerned with prison management and prisoner rehabilitation
penpusher — a clerk who does boring paperwork
pensile |ˈpensəl| — Hanging down, suspended.
pension |ˈpenʃn| — a regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to subsist without working
pension off |ˈpenʃən ˈɒf| — let go from employment with an attractive pension
pensionable |ˈpenʃənəbl| — entitled to receive a pension
pensionary |ˈpenʃəˌneriː| — the beneficiary of a pension fund
pensioner |ˈpenʃənər| — the beneficiary of a pension fund
pensive |ˈpensɪv| — deeply or seriously thoughtful
penstock |ˈpenstɑːk| — regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
pent |pent| — closely confined
pent-up |ˌpent ˈʌp| — characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions
pentachord |pentəˌkɔːrd| — (music) five notes (pitch classes) in a scale
pentad |ˈpenˌtad| — the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
pentagon |ˈpentəɡɑːn| — a government building with five sides that serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense
pentagonal |penˈtæɡənəl| — of or relating to or shaped like a pentagon
pentagram |ˈpentəɡræm| — a star with 5 points; formed by 5 straight lines between the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon
pentahedral |ˌpentəˈhiːdrəl| — relating to a pentahedron
pentahedron |ˌpentəˈhiːdrən| — any polyhedron having five plane faces
pentameter |penˈtæmɪtər| — a verse line having five metrical feet
pentangular |penˈtæŋɡjʌlər| — of or relating to or shaped like a pentagon
pentasyllabic — having or characterized by or consisting of five syllables
Pentateuch |ˈpentətjuːk| — the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
pentathlon |penˈtæθlən| — an athletic contest consisting of five different events
Pentecost |ˈpentɪkɔːst| — seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
Pentecostal |ˌpentɪˈkɔːstl| — any member of a Pentecostal religious body
Pentecostalism |ˌpentɪˈkɒstəlɪzəm| — the principles and practices of Pentecostal religious groups; characterized by religious excitement and talking in tongues
penthouse |ˈpenthaʊs| — an apartment located on the top floors of a building
pentode |ˈpentoʊd| — a thermionic tube having five electrodes
penult |ˈpiːnəlt| — the next to last syllable in a word
penultima — the next to last syllable in a word
penultimate |penˈʌltɪmət| — the next to last syllable in a word
penumbra |pəˈnʌmbrə| — a fringe region of partial shadow around an umbra
penurious |pəˈnʊriəs| — not having enough money to pay for necessities
penury |ˈpenjəri| — a state of extreme poverty or destitution
penwiper |ˈpenˌwaɪpər| — A cloth or other material for wiping off or cleaning ink from a pen.
peon |ˈpiːən| — a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
peonage |ˈpiːənɪdʒ| — the condition of a peon
peony |ˈpiːəni| — any of numerous plants widely cultivated for their showy single or double red or pink or white flowers
people |ˈpiːpl| — (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
peopled |ˈpiːpəld| — furnished with people
pep |pep| — liveliness and energy
pepper |ˈpepər| — climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
pepper-and-salt |ˌpepər ən ˈsɒlt| — a fabric woven with flecks of light and dark
pepper-pot |ˈpepə pɑːt| — A small container with a perforated top used for sprinkling ground pepper
pepperbox |ˈpepəˌbɑːks| — a peppershaker
peppercorn |ˈpepərkɔːrn| — pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground
peppermint |ˈpepərmɪnt| — herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring
peppery |ˈpepəri| — having the piquant burning taste of peppers
peppiness — liveliness and energy
peppy |ˈpepi| — marked by lively action
pepsin |ˈpepsɪn| — an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
peptic |ˈpeptik| — relating to or promoting digestion
peptide |ˈpeptaɪd| — amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein
peptone |ˈpeptoʊn| — any of various water-soluble compounds that form by hydrolysis in the digestion of proteins to amino acids
per |pər| — (nutrition) protein efficiency ratio
per-capita |pər ˈkæpɪtə| — per person
peradventure |ˌpɝːrədˈventʃər| — doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case
perambulate |pəˈræmbjuleɪt| — make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property)
perambulation |pəˌræmbjʊˈleɪʃən| — a walk around a territory (a parish or manor or forest etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries
perambulator |pəˈræmbjuleɪtər| — a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
percale |pərˈkeɪl| — a fine closely woven cotton fabric
perceivable |pəˈsiːvəbəl| — capable of being perceived especially by sight or hearing
perceive |pərˈsːv| — to become aware of through the senses
perceived |pərˈsiːvd| — detected by instinct or inference rather than by recognized perceptual cues
perceiver |pəˈsiːvər| — a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
percent |pərˈsent| — a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
percentage |pərˈsentɪdʒ| — a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
percenter — (in combination, preceded by a number) A member of a group that forms a specified percentage of the population.
percentile |pərˈsentaɪl| — (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total
percept |ˈpərsept| — the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
perceptibility |pəˌseptəˈbɪlɪti| — the property of being perceptible by the mind or the senses
perceptible |pərˈseptəbl| — easily seen or detected
perception |pərˈsepʃn| — the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
perceptional |pəˈsepʃənl| — Of, pertaining to, or stimulated by perception
perceptive |pərˈseptɪv| — of or relating to perception
perceptivity |ˌpɜːsəpˈtɪvɪtɪ| — a feeling of understanding
perceptual |pərˈseptʃuəl| — of or relating to the act of perceiving
perch |pɜːrtʃ| — support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
perchance |pərˈtʃæns| — through chance
percipient |pərˈsɪpiənt| — a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
percolate |ˈpɜːrkəleɪt| — the product of percolation
percolation |ˈpɝːkəleɪʃən| — the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
percolator |ˈpɜːrkəleɪtər| — a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans
percuss |pərˈkəs| — strike or tap firmly
percussion |pərˈkʌʃn| — the act of playing a percussion instrument
percussionist |pərˈkəʃəˌnɪst| — a musician who plays percussion instruments
percussive |pərˈkʌsɪv| — involving percussion or featuring percussive instruments
percutaneous |ˌpɜːrkjuːˈteɪniəs| — through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches)
perdition |pɜːrˈdɪʃn| — (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
perdu |pərˈduː| — Hidden.
perdue |pərˈduː| — Alternative spelling of perdu.
perdurable |pərˈdɜːrəbəl| — very long lasting
peregrinate |ˈperɪɡriːneɪt| — travel around, through, or over, especially on foot
peregrination |ˌperəɡrɪˈneɪʃn| — traveling or wandering around
peregrine |ˈperɪɡrɪn| — a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry
peremptorily |pəˈremptrəli| — in an imperative and commanding manner
peremptory |pəˈremptəri| — offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
perennial |pəˈreniəl| — (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
perennially |pəˈreniəli| — in a perennial manner; repeatedly
perestroika |ˌperəˈstroikə| — an economic policy adopted in the former Soviet Union; intended to increase automation and labor efficiency but it led eventually to the end of central planning in the Russian economy
perfect |ˈpɜːrfɪkt| — a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
perfectibility |pəˌfektəˈbɪlɪti| — the capability of becoming perfect
perfectible |pəˈfektəbəl| — capable of becoming or being made perfect
perfecting |pərˈfektɪŋ| — Present participle of perfect.
perfection |pərˈfekʃn| — the state of being without a flaw or defect
perfectionism |pərˈfekʃənɪzəm| — a disposition to feel that anything less than perfect is unacceptable
perfectionist |pərˈfekʃənɪst| — a person who is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards
perfective |pərˈfektiv| — a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
perfectly |ˈpɜːrfɪktli| — completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
perfidious |pərˈfɪdiəs| — tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans
perfidy |ˈpɜːrfədi| — betrayal of a trust
perforate |ˈpɜːrfəreɪt| — make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation
perforated |ˈpɜrfəˌreɪt̬ɪd| — having a hole cut through
perforating |ˈpɝːfəreɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of perforate.
perforation |ˌpɜːrfəˈreɪʃn| — a line of small holes for tearing at a particular place
perforator |ˈpɜːrfəreɪtər| — A tool or machine that makes holes, or perforates, materials such as paper and card.
perforce |pərˈfɔːrs| — by necessity; by force of circumstance
perform |pərˈfɔːrm| — carry out or perform an action
performance |pərˈfɔːrməns| — a dramatic or musical entertainment
performative |pərˈfɔːrmətɪv| — Being enacted as it is said.
performed |pərˈfɔːrmd| — simple past tense and past participle of perform
performer |pərˈfɔːrmər| — an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
performing |pərˈfɔːrmɪŋ| — the performance of a part or role in a drama
perfume |pərˈfjuːm| — a distinctive odor that is pleasant
perfumed |ˈpɜːrfjuːmd| — filled or impregnated with perfume
perfumer |ˈpɝːfjuːmər| — a person who makes (and sells) perfumes
perfumery |pərˈfjuːməri| — perfumes in general
perfunctorily |pəˈfʌŋktərɪli| — in a set manner without serious attention; as a formality
perfunctory |pərˈfʌŋktəri| — hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
perfuse |pərˈfjuːz| — force a fluid through (a body part or tissue)
perfusion |pəˈfjuːʒən| — pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels)
pergola |ˈpɜːrɡələ| — a framework that supports climbing plants
perhaps |pərˈhæps| — by chance
peri |ˈpɪəri| — a beautiful and graceful girl
perianth |ˈperiːˌænθ| — collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
periapt |ˈperiːˌæpt| — A charm worn on a necklace; an amulet.
pericardia |ˌperɪˈkɑːdjə| — plural form of pericardium
pericarditis |ˌperəkɑːrˈdaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the pericardium
pericardium |perəˈkɑːrdiːəmcæ| — a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
pericarp |ˈperiːˌkɑːrp| — the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
pericranium |ˌperiːˈkreɪniːəm| — (anatomy) The membrane (periosteum) which covers the outer surface of the skull.
peridot |ˈperɪdɑːt| — a pale green variety of chrysolite; used as a gemstone
perigee |ˈperɪdʒiː| — periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth
perihelia |ˌperɪˈhiːljə| — plural form of perihelion
perihelion |ˌperɪˈhiːlɪən| — periapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun
peril |ˈperəl| — a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
perilous |ˈperələs| — fraught with danger
perimeter |pəˈrɪmɪtər| — the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
perimorph |ˈperəmɔːrf| — (mineralogy) a mineral enclosed within another
perinatal |ˌperɪˈneɪtl| — occurring during the period around birth (5 months before and 1 month after)
perinea |ˌperɪˈniːə| — plural form of perineum
perineum |ˌperɪˈniːəm| — the general region between the anus and the genital organs
period |ˈpɪriəd| — an amount of time
periodic |ˌpɪriˈɑːdɪk| — recurring or reappearing from time to time
periodical |ˌpɪriˈɑːdɪkl| — a publication that appears at fixed intervals
periodically |ˌpɪəriˈɑdɪkli| — in a sporadic manner
periodicity |piːriːəˈdɪsɪtiː| — the quality of recurring at regular intervals
periodontal |ˌperiəˈdɑːntəl| — of or relating to or involving or practicing periodontics
periods |ˈpɪriədz| — plural form of period
periosteum |ˌperiːˈɑːstiːəm| — a dense fibrous membrane covering the surface of bones (except at their extremities) and serving as an attachment for tendons and muscles; contains nerves and blood vessels that nourish the enclosed bone
periostitis |periːɑːˈstaɪtɪs| — Inflammation of a periosteum.
peripatetic |ˌperipəˈtetɪk| — a person who walks from place to place
peripeteia |peripeteia| — a sudden and unexpected change of fortune or reverse of circumstances (especially in a literary work)
peripetia |peripeteia| — a sudden and unexpected change of fortune or reverse of circumstances (especially in a literary work)
peripheral |pəˈrɪfərəl| — electronic equipment external to the circuit board that contains the CPU of a computer
periphery |pəˈrɪfəri| — the outside boundary or surface of something
periphrase — (rhetoric) The use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; a roundabout, or indirect, way of speaking; circumlocution.
periphrases |pəˈrɪfrəsiːz| — plural form of periphrase circumlocutions.
periphrasis |pəˈrɪfrəsɪs| — a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
periphrastic |ˌperɪˈfræstɪk| — roundabout and unnecessarily wordy
peripteral |pəˈriptərəl| — having columns on all sides
periscope |ˈperɪskoʊp| — an optical instrument that provides a view of an otherwise obstructed field
perish |ˈperɪʃ| — pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
perishable |ˈperɪʃəbl| — food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated
perished |ˈperɪʃt| — simple past tense and past participle of perish
perisher |ˈperɪʃər| — bounder
perishing |ˈperɪʃɪŋ| — extremely cold.
peristalsis |ˌperɪˈstælsɪs| — the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
peristaltic |perɪˈstɔːltɪk| — Of, or pertaining to peristalsis.
peristyle |ˈperəˌstaɪl| — a colonnade surrounding a building or enclosing a court
peritonea |ˌperɪtəʊˈniːə| — plural form of peritoneum
peritoneal |ˌperɪtəʊˈniːəl| — of or relating to or affecting the peritoneum
peritoneum |ˌperɪtəˈniəm| — a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera
peritonitis |ˌperɪtəˈnaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the peritoneum
periwig |ˈperəˌwiɡ| — a wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries
periwigged |ˈperɪwɪɡd| — wearing a wig popular for men in the 17th and 18th centuries
periwinkle |ˈperiwɪŋkl| — chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers
perjure |ˈpɜːrdʒər| — knowingly tell an untruth in a legal court and render oneself guilty of perjury
perjured |ˈpɝːdʒərd| — Simple past tense and past participle of perjure.
perjurer |ˈpɝːdʒərər| — a person who deliberately gives false testimony
perjury |ˈpɜːrdʒəri| — criminal offense of making false statements under oath
perk |pɜːrk| — an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)
perkily |ˈpɝːkɪli| — in a perky manner
perkiness |ˈpɝːkɪnəs| — cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface
perky |ˈpɜːrki| — characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
perlustrate |pɜːˈlʌstreɪt| — To travel through an area in examination or survey.
perm |pɜːrm| — a city in the European part of Russia
permafrost |ˈpɜːrməfrɔːst| — ground that is permanently frozen
permalloy |ˌpɜːrmˈælɔɪ| — an 80/20 alloy of nickel and iron; easily magnetized and demagnetized
permanence |ˈpɜːrmənəns| — the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
permanency |ˈpɝːmənənsi| — the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
permanent |ˈpɜːrmənənt| — a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
permanently |ˈpɜːrmənəntli| — for a long time without essential change
permanganate |pəˈmæŋɡəneɪt| — a dark purple salt of permanganic acid; in water solution it is used as a disinfectant and antiseptic
permeability |ˌpɜːrmiəˈbɪləti| — the property of something that can be pervaded by a liquid (as by osmosis or diffusion)
permeable |ˈpɜːrmiəbl| — allowing fluids or gases to pass or diffuse through
permeance |ˈpɜːrmiːəns| — A measure of the degree to which a material allows a fluid to permeate it.
permeant — spreading or spread throughout
permeate |ˈpɜːrmieɪt| — spread or diffuse through
permeation |ˌpɝːmɪˈeɪʃən| — the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
Permian |ˈpɝːmiən| — from 280 million to 230 million years ago; reptiles
permissibility |pəˌmɪsɪˈbɪlɪtɪ| — admissibility as a consequence of being permitted
permissible |pərˈmɪsəbl| — that may be accepted or conceded
permission |pərˈmɪʃn| — approval to do something
permissive |pərˈmɪsɪv| — not preventive
permissiveness |pərˈmɪsɪvnəs| — a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
permit |pərˈmɪt| — a legal document giving official permission to do something
permittance |pəˈmɪtəns| — The act of permitting; allowance; permission; leave.
permitted |pərˈmɪtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of permit
permitting |pərˈmɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of permit.
permittivity |ˌpɜːrmɪˈtɪvɪtiː| — (physics) A property of a dielectric medium that determines the forces that electric charges placed in the medium exert on each other.
permutable |pəˈmjuːtəb(ə)l| — capable of changing sequence
permutation |ˌpɜːrmjuˈteɪʃn| — an event in which one thing is substituted for another
permute |ˌpərˈmjuːt| — change the order or arrangement of
pern |pɜːrn| — part of a spinning wheel, a conical spool onto which the thread is wound from the spindle
pernicious |pərˈnɪʃəs| — exceedingly harmful
pernickety |pərˈnɪkəti| — characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
perorate |ˈperəˌreɪt| — conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation
peroration |ˌperəˈreɪʃn| — a flowery and highly rhetorical oration
peroxide |pəˈrɑːksaɪd| — a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used (in aqueous solutions) as a mild disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
perpend |pərˈpend| — (archaic) To ponder, consider.
perpendicular |ˌpɜːrpənˈdɪkjələr| — a straight line at right angles to another line
perpendicularity |ˈpɜːpənˌdɪkjʊˈlærɪtɪ| — the relation of opposition between things at right angles
perpetrate |ˈpɜːrpətreɪt| — perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
perpetration |ˌpɝːpɪˈtreɪʃən| — the act of committing a crime
perpetrator |ˈpɝːpəˌtretər| — someone who perpetrates wrongdoing
perpetual |pərˈpetʃuəl| — continuing forever or indefinitely
perpetually |pərˈpetʃuːəli| — everlastingly; for all time
perpetuate |pərˈpetʃueɪt| — cause to continue or prevail
perpetuation |pərˌpetʃəˈweɪʃən| — the act of prolonging something
perpetuity |ˌpɜːrpəˈtuːəti| — the property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless)
perplex |pərˈpleks| — be a mystery or bewildering to
perplexed |pərˈplekst| — full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment
perplexedly |pəˈpleksədli| — in a perplexed manner
perplexing |pərˈpleksɪŋ| — lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity
perplexity |pərˈpleksəti| — trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
perquisite |ˈpɜːrkwɪzɪt| — an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)
perquisition |ˌpɜːkwɪˈzɪʃən| — A thorough inquiry or search.
perron |ˈperən| — (historical) A stone block used as the base of a monument, marker etc.
perry |ˈperi| — United States philosopher (1876-1957)
perse |ˈpɝːs| — A dark purplish black colour
persecute |ˈpɜːrsɪkjuːt| — cause to suffer
persecuted |ˈpɝːsəˌkjuːtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of persecute
persecution |ˌpɜːrsɪˈkjuːʃn| — the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
persecutor |ˈpɝːsəˌkjuːtər| — someone who torments
Perseus |ˈpɝːsiəs| — (Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
perseverance |ˌpɜːrsəˈvɪrəns| — persistent determination
persevere |ˌpɜːrsəˈvɪr| — be persistent, refuse to stop
persevering |ˌpɝːsɪˈvɪərɪŋ| — quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
perseveringly |ˌpɝːsɪˈvɪərɪŋli| — with perseverance
Persian |ˈpɜːrʒn| — a native or inhabitant of Iran
persiflage |ˈpɜːrsɪflɑːʒ| — light teasing
persimmon |pərˈsɪmən| — any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros
persist |pərˈsɪst| — continue to exist
persistence |pərˈsɪstəns| — the property of a continuous and connected period of time
persistency |pəˈsɪstənsɪ| — persistent determination
persistent |pərˈsɪstənt| — never-ceasing
persistently |pərˈsɪstəntli| — in a persistent manner
persnickety |pərˈsnɪkəti| — (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
person |ˈpɜːrsn| — a human being
persona |pərˈsoʊnə| — an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
personable |ˈpɜːrsənəbl| — (of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality
personage |ˈpɜːrsənɪdʒ| — another word for person; a person not meriting identification
personal |ˈpɜːrsənl| — a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
personalia |ˌpɜːsəˈneɪljə| — All the personal allusions, belongings, writings, information of an individual.
personalism |ˈpərsənəlˌizəm| — (philosophy) A doctrine of subjective idealism that regards personality as the means of interpreting reality.
personality |ˌpɜːrsəˈnæləti| — the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual
personalization |ˌpərsənələˈzeɪʃən| — The act of personalizing something
personalize |ˈpɜːrsənəlaɪz| — make personal or more personal
personalized |ˈpɝːsənəˌlaɪzd| — made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual
personally |ˈpɜːrsənəli| — as yourself
personals |ˈpɝːsənəlz| — plural form of personal
personalty |ˈpɝːsənlti| — movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
personate |ˈpɝːsəneɪt| — pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
personation |ˌpɝːsəˈneɪʃən| — imitating the mannerisms of another person
personhood |ˈpəːs(ə)nhʊd| — being a person
personification |pərˌsɑːnɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — a person who represents an abstract quality
personify |pərˈsɑːnɪfaɪ| — invest with or as with a body; give body to
personnel |ˌpɜːrsəˈnel| — group of people willing to obey orders
perspective |pərˈspektɪv| — a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
perspex |ˈpɜːrspeks| — a transparent thermoplastic acrylic resin
perspicacious |ˌpɜːrspɪˈkeɪʃəs| — acutely insightful and wise
perspicacity |ˌpɜːrspɪˈkæsəti| — intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
perspicuity |ˌpɝːspɪˈkjuːɪti| — clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous
perspicuous |pəˈspɪkjʊəs| — (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
perspirable |pəsˈpaɪərəbl| — Capable of being perspired.
perspiration |ˌpɜːrspəˈreɪʃn| — salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
perspire |pərˈspaɪər| — excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
persuadable |pərˈsweɪdəbəl| — being susceptible to persuasion
persuade |pərˈsweɪd| — win approval or support for
persuaded |pərˈsweɪdəd| — simple past tense and past participle of persuade
persuader |pəˈsweɪdər| — someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on
persuasion |pərˈsweɪʒn| — the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
persuasive |pərˈsweɪsɪv| — intended or having the power to induce action or belief
persuasively |pərˈsweɪsɪvli| — in a persuasive manner
persuasiveness |pərˈsweɪsɪvnəs| — 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
pert |pɜːrt| — characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
pertain |pərˈteɪn| — be relevant to
pertaining |pərˈteɪnɪŋ| — Present participle of pertain.
pertinacious |ˌpɜːrtnˈeɪʃəs| — stubbornly unyielding
pertinacity |ˌpɝːtɪˈnæsɪti| — persistent determination
pertinence |ˈpɝːtɪnəns| — relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand
pertinency — relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand
pertinent |ˈpɜːrtnənt| — having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand
pertly |ˈpɝːtli| — in an impudent or impertinent manner
pertness |ˈpərtnis| — inappropriate playfulness
perturb |pərˈtɜːrb| — disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
perturbation |ˌpɜːrtərˈbeɪʃn| — an unhappy and worried mental state
perturbing |pəˈtɝːbɪŋ| — causing distress or worry or anxiety
peruke |pəˈruːk| — a wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries
perusal |pəˈruːzl| — reading carefully with intent to remember
peruse |pəˈruːz| — examine or consider with attention and in detail
Peruvian |pəˈruːviən| — a native or inhabitant of Peru
pervade |pərˈveɪd| — spread or diffuse through
pervasion |pəˈveɪʒən| — the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
pervasive |pərˈveɪsɪv| — spreading or spread throughout
pervasiveness |pərˈveɪsɪvnəs| — the quality of filling or spreading throughout
perverse |pərˈvɜːrs| — marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
perverseness |pəˈvɝːsnəs| — deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
perversion |pərˈvɜːrʒn| — a curve that reverses the direction of something
perversity |pərˈvɝːsəti| — deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
perversive |pəˈvɜːrsɪv| — tending to corrupt or pervert
pervert |pərˈvɜːrt| — a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
perverted |pərˈvɜrt̬ɪd| — (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
pervertible |pəˈvɜːtəbl| — Capable of being perverted.
perverting |pərˈvɝːtɪŋ| — Present participle of pervert.
pervious |ˈpɜːrviːəs| — admitting of passage or entrance
perviousness — the quality of being penetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
peseta |pəˈseɪtə| — formerly the basic unit of money in Spain; equal to 100 centimos
pesky |ˈpeski| — causing irritation or annoyance
peso |ˈpeɪsoʊ| — the basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos
pesos |ˈpeɪsoʊz| — plural form of peso
pessary |ˈpesəri| — 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
pessimism |ˈpesɪmɪzəm| — the feeling that things will turn out badly
pessimist |ˈpesəməst| — a person who expects the worst
pessimistic |ˌpesɪˈmɪstɪk| — expecting the worst possible outcome
pest |pest| — 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
pester |ˈpestər| — annoy persistently
pesthole |ˈpesthəʊl| — a breeding ground for epidemic disease
pesticide |ˈpestɪsaɪd| — a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
pestiferous |peˈstifərəs| — contaminated with infecting organisms
pestilence |ˈpestɪləns| — 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
pestilent |ˈpestələnt| — exceedingly harmful
pestilential |ˌpestɪˈlenʃl| — likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
pestle |ˈpesl| — machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
pet |ˌpiː iː ˈtiː| — a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
petal |ˈpetl| — part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored
petard |pəˈtɑːrd| — an explosive device used to break down a gate or wall
peter |ˈpiːtər| — disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
peterman |ˈpiːtərmən| — (slang) a safebreaker
petersham |ˈpiːtərʃəm| — (dated) A rough, knotted woollen cloth, used chiefly for men's overcoats.
petiole |ˈpetɪoʊl| — the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf
petit |ˈpeti| — (law or obsolete) small or minor
petite |pəˈtiːt| — a garment size for short or slender women
petition |pəˈtɪʃn| — a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
petitionary |pəˈtɪʃəˌneriː| — of the nature of or expressing a petition
petitioner |pəˈtɪʃənər| — one praying humbly for something
petrel |ˈpetrəl| — relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
petrifaction |ˌpetrɪˈfækʃən| — the process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape
petrification |ˌpɛtrɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n| — the process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape
petrify |ˈpetrɪfaɪ| — cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned from fright
petrochemical |ˌpetroʊˈkemɪkl| — any compound obtained from petroleum or natural gas
petrochemistry |ˌpetroʊˈkemɪstriː| — (petrochemistry) The branch of chemistry that deals with petroleum, natural gas and their derivatives.
petrography |pɪˈtrɑːɡrəfiː| — (petrology) the branch of petrology that deals with the scientific description and classification of rocks
petrol |ˈpetrəl| — a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
petrolatum |petrəˈleɪtəm| — a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication
petroleum |pəˈtroʊliəm| — a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
petrolic |pɪˈtrɑːlɪk| — Of or pertaining to petroleum
petroliferous |ˌpetrəˈlifərəs| — (geology, petrology, of a rock or geologic formation) Containing or yielding petroleum.
petrology |pəˈtrɑːlədʒi| — the branch of geology that studies rocks: their origin and formation and mineral composition and classification
petrous |ˈpetrəs| — (of bone especially the temporal bone) resembling stone in hardness
petticoat |ˈpetɪkoʊt| — undergarment worn under a skirt
pettifog |ˈpetiːˌfɑːɡ| — argue over petty things
pettifogger |ˈpetɪˌfɑːɡər| — a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods
pettifoggery — a quarrel about petty points
pettifogging |ˈpetɪfɔːɡɪŋ| — Present participle of pettifog.
pettily |ˈpetɪli| — in a petty way
pettiness |ˈpetinəs| — narrowness of mind or ideas or views
petting |ˈpetɪŋ| — affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
pettish |ˈpetɪʃ| — easily irritated or annoyed
pettitoes |ˈpetiːˌtoʊz| — The toes or feet of a pig, often used as food.
petto |ˈpettɔː| — Only used in in petto
petty |ˈpeti| — larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
petulance |ˈpetʃələns| — an irritable petulant feeling
petulant |ˈpetʃələnt| — easily irritated or annoyed
petulantly |ˈpetjʊləntli| — in a petulant manner
petunia |pəˈtuːniə| — any of numerous tropical herbs having fluted funnel-shaped flowers
petuntse |pəˈtʊntse| — Alternative form of petunse.
pew |pjuː| — long bench with backs; used in church by the congregation
pewit |ˈpiːwɪt| — small black-headed European gull
pewter |ˈpjuːtər| — any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)
peyote |peɪˈoʊti| — a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons