English dictionary


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 |ˈpiːˌkəʊt| — (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 |ˈpiːsfəlɪ| — in a peaceful manner

peacekeeper |ˈpiːˌskɪpər| — 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 |ˈpiːtʃɪ| — 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 |ˈpiːkɪ| — 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 |pɜːl ˈbɑːrlɪ| — Barley that has had the husk and bran removed.

pearl-diver |ˈpɜːl daɪvər| — A person who dives for pearls.

pearl-oyster |ˈpɜːl 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 |ˈpɜːliːz| — plural form of pearly

pearly |ˈpɜːrlɪ| — 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 |ˈpezəntrɪ| — 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 |ˈpiːtɪ| — of or pertaining to or of the nature of peat

pebble |ˈpebl| — a small smooth rounded rock

pebblestone |ˈpeblstəʊn| — a pebble

pebbly |ˈpeblɪ| — 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 |ˌpekəˈdɪləʊ| — a petty misdeed

peccancy |ˈpekənsɪ| — (rare) Faultiness, a state of being flawed.

peccant |ˈpekənt| — liable to sin

peccary |ˈpekərɪ| — 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 |pɪˈkjuːlɪər| — beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

peculiarity |pɪˌkjuːlɪˈærətɪ| — an odd or unusual characteristic

peculiarize  — To make peculiar; to set apart or assign as an exclusive possession.

peculiarly |pɪˈkjuːlɪərlɪ| — uniquely or characteristically

pecuniary |pɪˈkjuːnɪerɪ| — 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 |ˈpedəɡɒdʒɪklɪ| — in a didactic manner

pedagogics |pedəˈɡɑːdʒɪks| — the principles and methods of instruction

pedagogue |ˈpedəɡɑːɡ| — someone who educates young people

pedagogy |ˈpedəɡɑːdʒɪ| — 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 |ˈpedntrɪ| — 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 |ˈpedəræstɪ| — 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 |pəˈdestrɪən| — 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 |ˌpɪdɪˈætrɪk| — of or relating to the medical care of children

pediatrician |ˌpɪdɪəˈtrɪʃən| — a specialist in the care of babies

pediatrics |ˌpɪdɪˈætrɪks| — 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 |ˈpiːdəfaɪl| — 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 |ˈpɪkəˌbʊ| — 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 |ˈpiːpʃəʊ| — 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 |ˈpiːphəʊl| — a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep

peepshow |ˈpiːpʃəʊ| — 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 |ˈpiːkəʊ| — a superior grade of black tea; grown in India and Sri Lanka and Java

pelage |ˈpelɪj| — growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal

pelagian |pəˈleɪdʒɪən| — (archaic) pelagic; of or pertaining to the sea.

pelagic |pəˈlædʒɪk| — relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean

pelargonium |ˌpelɑːrˈɡəʊniːəm| — 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 |ˈpenəltɪ| — 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 |pəˈneləpɪ| — (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 |ˌpenɪtrəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — 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 |ˈpenˌhəʊldər| — 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 |ˌpenɪˈtenʃərɪ| — 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 |ˈpenɪz| — plural form of penny

penniless |ˈpenɪləs| — not having enough money to pay for necessities

pennon |ˈpenən| — a long flag; often tapering

penny |ˈpenɪ| — 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 |ˈpenɪpɪntʃɪŋ| — 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 |ˈpenɪwɜːrθ| — the amount that can be bought for a penny

penology |piːˈnɑːlədʒɪ| — 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 |ˈpentəʊd| — 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 |pəˈnʊrɪəs| — not having enough money to pay for necessities

penury |ˈpenjərɪ| — 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 |ˈpiːənɪ| — 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 |ˈpepərɪ| — having the piquant burning taste of peppers

peppiness  — liveliness and energy

peppy |ˈpepɪ| — marked by lively action

pepsin |ˈpepsɪn| — an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones

peptic |ˈpeptɪk| — 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 |ˈpeptəʊn| — 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 |ˌpɜːrədˈventʃər| — doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case

perambulate |pəˈræmbjʊleɪt| — 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 |pəˈræmbjʊleɪtər| — 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 |pəˌseptəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — 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 |pərˈseptʃʊəl| — 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 |pərˈsɪpɪənt| — a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

percolate |ˈpɜːrkəleɪt| — the product of percolation

percolation |ˈpɜːkəleɪʃən| — 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 |ˌpɜːrkjuːˈteɪnɪəs| — 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 |pəˈremptrəlɪ| — in an imperative and commanding manner

peremptory |pəˈremptərɪ| — offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

perennial |pəˈrenɪəl| — (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more

perennially |pəˈrenɪəlɪ| — in a perennial manner; repeatedly

perestroika |ˌperɪˈstrɔɪkə| — 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 |pəˌfektəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — 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 |pərˈfektɪv| — a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)

perfectly |ˈpɜːrfɪktlɪ| — completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers

perfidious |pərˈfɪdɪəs| — tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans

perfidy |ˈpɜːrfədɪ| — betrayal of a trust

perforate |ˈpɜːrfəreɪt| — make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation

perforated |ˈpɜrfəˌreɪtɪd| — having a hole cut through

perforating |ˈpɜːfəreɪtɪŋ| — 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 |ˈpɜːfjuːmər| — a person who makes (and sells) perfumes

perfumery |pərˈfjuːmərɪ| — perfumes in general

perfunctorily |pəˈfʌŋktərɪlɪ| — in a set manner without serious attention; as a formality

perfunctory |pərˈfʌŋktərɪ| — 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 |ˈpɪərɪ| — 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 |perɪˈkɑːdɪəm| — 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 |ˈpɪrɪəd| — an amount of time

periodic |ˌpɪrɪˈɑːdɪk| — recurring or reappearing from time to time

periodical |ˌpɪrɪˈɑːdɪkl| — a publication that appears at fixed intervals

periodically |ˌpɪərɪˈɑdɪklɪ| — in a sporadic manner

periodicity |piːriːəˈdɪsɪtiː| — the quality of recurring at regular intervals

periodontal |ˌperɪəˈdɑːntəl| — of or relating to or involving or practicing periodontics

periods |ˈpɪrɪədz| — 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 |ˌperɪpəˈtetɪk| — a person who walks from place to place

peripeteia |perɪpeteɪa| — a sudden and unexpected change of fortune or reverse of circumstances (especially in a literary work)

peripetia |perɪpeteɪa| — 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 |pəˈrɪfərɪ| — 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 |pəˈrɪptərəl| — having columns on all sides

periscope |ˈperɪskəʊp| — 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 |ˌperɪtəˈnɪəm| — a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera

peritonitis |ˌperɪtəˈnaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the peritoneum

periwig |ˈperəˌwɪɡ| — 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 |ˈperɪwɪŋkl| — chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers

perjure |ˈpɜːrdʒər| — knowingly tell an untruth in a legal court and render oneself guilty of perjury

perjured |ˈpɜːdʒərd| — Simple past tense and past participle of perjure.

perjurer |ˈpɜːdʒərər| — a person who deliberately gives false testimony

perjury |ˈpɜːrdʒərɪ| — 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 |ˈpɜːkɪlɪ| — in a perky manner

perkiness |ˈpɜːkɪnəs| — cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface

perky |ˈpɜːrkɪ| — 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 |ˈpərməˌlɔɪ ˌpərmˈalɔɪ| — 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 |ˈpɜːmənənsɪ| — 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 |ˈpɜːrmənəntlɪ| — 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 |ˌpɜːrmɪəˈbɪlətɪ| — the property of something that can be pervaded by a liquid (as by osmosis or diffusion)

permeable |ˈpɜːrmɪəbl| — 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 |ˈpɜːrmɪeɪt| — spread or diffuse through

permeation |ˌpɜːmɪˈeɪʃən| — the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance

Permian |ˈpɜːmɪən| — 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 |ˌpɜːrmjʊˈteɪʃn| — 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 |pərˈnɪkətɪ| — 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 |ˌpɜːpɪˈtreɪʃən| — the act of committing a crime

perpetrator |ˈpɜːpəˌtretər| — someone who perpetrates wrongdoing

perpetual |pərˈpetʃʊəl| — continuing forever or indefinitely

perpetually |pərˈpetʃuːəlɪ| — everlastingly; for all time

perpetuate |pərˈpetʃʊeɪt| — cause to continue or prevail

perpetuation |pərˌpetʃəˈweɪʃən| — the act of prolonging something

perpetuity |ˌpɜːrpəˈtuːətɪ| — 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 |pəˈpleksədlɪ| — in a perplexed manner

perplexing |pərˈpleksɪŋ| — lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity

perplexity |pərˈpleksətɪ| — 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 |ˈperɪ| — United States philosopher (1876-1957)

perse |ˈpɜːs| — A dark purplish black colour

persecute |ˈpɜːrsɪkjuːt| — cause to suffer

persecuted |ˈpɜːsəˌkjuːtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of persecute

persecution |ˌpɜːrsɪˈkjuːʃn| — the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

persecutor |ˈpɜːsəˌkjuːtər| — someone who torments

Perseus |ˈpɜːsɪəs| — (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 |ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪərɪŋ| — quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness

perseveringly |ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪərɪŋlɪ| — 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 |pərˈsɪstəntlɪ| — in a persistent manner

persnickety |pərˈsnɪkətɪ| — (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant

person |ˈpɜːrsn| — a human being

persona |pərˈsəʊnə| — 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 |ˈpərsənəlˌɪzəm| — (philosophy) A doctrine of subjective idealism that regards personality as the means of interpreting reality.

personality |ˌpɜːrsəˈnælətɪ| — 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 |ˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪzd| — made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual

personally |ˈpɜːrsənəlɪ| — as yourself

personals |ˈpɜːsənəlz| — plural form of personal

personalty |ˈpɜːsənltɪ| — movable property (as distinguished from real estate)

personate |ˈpɜːsəneɪt| — pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions

personation |ˌpɜːsəˈneɪʃən| — imitating the mannerisms of another person

personhood |ˈpɜːs(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 |ˌpɜːrspɪˈkæsətɪ| — intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

perspicuity |ˌpɜːspɪˈkjuːɪtɪ| — 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 |pərˈsweɪsɪvlɪ| — 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 |ˌpɜːtɪˈnæsɪtɪ| — persistent determination

pertinence |ˈpɜːtɪnəns| — 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 |ˈpɜːtlɪ| — in an impudent or impertinent manner

pertness |ˈpərtnɪs| — 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 |pəˈtɜːbɪŋ| — 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 |pəˈruːvɪən| — 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 |pəˈvɜːsnəs| — deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline

perversion |pərˈvɜːrʒn| — a curve that reverses the direction of something

perversity |pərˈvɜːsətɪ| — 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 |pərˈvɜrtɪd| — (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes

pervertible |pəˈvɜːtəbl| — Capable of being perverted.

perverting |pərˈvɜːtɪŋ| — 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 |ˈpeskɪ| — causing irritation or annoyance

peso |ˈpeɪsəʊ| — the basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos

pesos |ˈpeɪsəʊz| — plural form of peso

pessary |ˈpesərɪ| — 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 |peˈstɪfərəs| — 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 |pet| — 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 |ˈpetɪəʊl| — the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf

petit |ˈpetɪ| — (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 |ˌpetrɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(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 |ˌpetrəʊˈkemɪkl| — any compound obtained from petroleum or natural gas

petrochemistry |ˌpetrəʊˈkemɪstriː| — (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 |pəˈtrəʊlɪəm| — a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

petrolic |pɪˈtrɑːlɪk| — Of or pertaining to petroleum

petroliferous |ˌpetrəˈlɪfərəs| — (geology, petrology, of a rock or geologic formation) Containing or yielding petroleum.

petrology |pəˈtrɑːlədʒɪ| — 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 |ˈpetɪkəʊt| — 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 |ˈpetɪlɪ| — in a petty way

pettiness |ˈpetɪnəs| — 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 |ˈpetiːˌtəʊz| — The toes or feet of a pig, often used as food.

petto |ˈpettɔː| — Only used in in petto

petty |ˈpetɪ| — 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 |ˈpetjʊləntlɪ| — in a petulant manner

petunia |pəˈtuːnɪə| — 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 |peɪˈəʊtɪ| — a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons

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