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Ostracize

To exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc.; to banish from one's native country

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Pallid

pale; faint or deficient in color; lacking in vitallity or intrest

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Palpable

readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived; obvious, evident; capable of being achieed or completed; capable of touching

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Panacea

a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all; an answer or colution for all problems or difficulties

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Paradox

a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses possible truth

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Paragon

a model or pattern of excellence or of a particular excellence; someone of exceptional merit; epitome

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Pastoral

having the simplicity charm, serenity, or other characteristics generally attributed to rural areas

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Pathological

caused by or involving disease; caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition

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Pedestrian

a person who goes or travels on foot

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Penchat

a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something

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Penultimate

Next to the last

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Perfidious

Deceitful; deliberately faithless

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Peripheral

relativity minor aspect of the subject in question; relating to or situated on the edge or periphery

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Pernicious

Evil and cruel; fatal; deadly

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Persona

The aspect of someone's character that is presented to or perceived by others

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Perspicacity

The quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness

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Peruse

to read through with care

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Pervasive

spread throughout

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Placebo

An object that has no medical effect but is given to satisfy a patient or as a control for testing

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Prose

Written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure