GRE Word List-P

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Pachyderm: thick-skinned animal
pacifist: one opposed to force; antimilitarist
pacifism : opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
pacify: soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
padre: chaplain (in the armed forces)
paean: song of praise or joy
painstaking: taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
palatable :agreeable; pleasing to the taste
palate :roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
palatial :of or suitable for a palace; magnificent
paleontology: study of prehistoric life or fossils
palette:board on which painter mixes pigments(coloring matters)
palimpsest :parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
pall :become boring; grow tiresome
pallet: small poor bed
palliate: ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
pallid :pale; wan
palm :conceal in the palm of the hand; palm off: pass off
palpable: tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious
palpitate :throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble
paltry :insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible
pan :criticize harshly
panacea :cure-all; remedy for all diseases
panache: flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet)
pandemic: widespread; affecting the majority of people
Pandemonium :wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder
pander: cater to (the low desires of others)
panegyric: formal praise; encomium
Pang: sudden sharp feeling of pain
panoramic: denoting an unobstructed and comprehensive view
panorama : unbroken view of a wide area
pantomime: acting without dialogue
papyrus :ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
parable: short simple story teaching a moral
paradigm: model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
paradox: something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
paragon: model of perfection
parallel: similar; analogous; corresponding
parallelism :state of being parallel; similarity; analogy
parameter: limit; independent variable
paramount :foremost in importance; supreme
paramour :illicit lover
paranoia: psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution
paranoid: paranoiac
paraphernalia : equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings
paraphrase: restate a passage in one’s own words while retaining thought of author
parasite : animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant
parched: extremely dry; very thirsty
parch : make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
parchment: writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
pare :cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim
pariah :social outcast
parish :area in the care of a single priest and served by one main church
parity: equality; close resemblance
parlance: language; manner of speaking; idiom
parley: conference (between opponents)
parochial: narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
parody: humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty
paroxysm :fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
parquet :floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter
parry :ward off a blow; deflect
parsimony :stinginess; excessive frugality
partial :incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
partiality :state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference
partisan: one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others)
partition :divide into parts
parvenu :upstart; newly rich person
passé :old-fashioned; past the prime
pass :off present falsely; represent falsely to be
passive: not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
paste: smooth viscous mixture as of flour(powder made by crushing grain) and water (used as an adhesive)
pastiche: imitation of another’s style in musical composition or in writing
pastoral rural: of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
pastry :paste of flour and water (eaten when baked)
patent :obvious; easily seen; open for the public to read; of or protected by a patent
pathetic: causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
pathological :pertaining to disease
pathos :tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings
patina :green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
patois: local or provincial dialect
patriarch :father and ruler of a family or tribe
patrician :noble; aristocratic
patrimony: property inherited from a father
patronize :support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of
patron: o
ne that supports; regular customer

paucity : scarcity; dearth
pauper: very poor person
peccadillo :slight offense or fault
pecuniary :pertaining to money
pedagogue :teacher
pedagogy :teaching; art of education
pedant :scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
pedantic :bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning
peddle :travel about selling (wares)
pedestal :support or base as for a pillar or statue
pedestrian :ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot
pediatrician: physician specializing in children’s diseases
pedigree: ancestry; lineage
peer :one who has equal standing
with another; nobleman

peerless :having no equal; incomparable
peevish: bad-tempered; irritable
peeve: make angry
pejorative : (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect
pell-mell :in confusion; disorderly
pellucid :transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
pen :fenced enclosure for animals; confining space
penance :self-imposed punishment for sin
penchant :strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people)
pendant: (pendent) hanging down from something; pending
Pending: not yet decided or settled; impending
pendulous: hanging; suspended
penetrate: enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
penitent :repentant
penology :study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
pensive :dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative
penumbra :partial shadow (in an eclipse)
penury: extreme poverty; stinginess
penurious: very poor; stingy
peon :landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker
perceptive :insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
percussion :striking one object against another sharply
perdition :damnation; complete ruin; hell
peregrination :journey
peremptory : demanding and leaving no choice; imperative
perennial : something long-lasting; perennial plant
perfidious : treacherous; disloyal
perfidy: treachery
perforate :pierce; put a hole through
perfunctory :done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care
perigee: point of moon’s orbit when it is nearest the earth
perimeter :outer boundary; length of the outer boundary; circumference
peripatetic :walking about from place to place (to work); moving
peripheral :of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central
periphery :outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter
perjury :false testimony while under oath
perjure : oneself: testify falsely under oath
permeable : that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through
Permeate : spread or flow throughout; charge
permissive : allowing much freedom; lenient
pernicious : very harmful; deadly; very destructive
peroration : conclusion of an oration; perorating
perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
perpetrate :commit an offense; do (something wrong)
perpetual :everlasting
perpetuate: make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction
perquisite: (perk) any gain above stipulated salary
persevere: continue steadily in spite of difficulties
persist :continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition
personable :attractive (in personality or appearance)
personify :represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of
perspicacious : (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
perspicuity :clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
perspicuous : (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand
pert: (esp. of a girl or young woman) impertinent; forward; trim; jaunty
pertinacious :holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
pertinent :suitable; to the point; relevant
perturb :disturb greatly
peruse :read through with care
pervasive: spread throughout
pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
perverse :purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted
perversion: corruption; turning from right to wrong
pervert :corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse
pessimism: belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation
pestilential : (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death
pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
pestle: tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
petrify:turn to stone; cause to become stone like; stun or paralyze
petty: trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
petulant :touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
phalanx: formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together
pharisaical: pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
phenomena :observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation
Phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder
Phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon
philanderer: faithless lover; flirt
philanthropist: lover of mankind; doer of good
philatelist : stamp-collector
Philately: stamp collecting
Philistine :narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine
philology : study of language or words
phlegmatic: calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed
phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
phobia: morbid fear
phoenix :symbol of immortality or rebirth
phylum :major classification, second to kingdom, of plants and animals; category ranking below a kingdom and above a class; division
physiognomy: face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
physiological :pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms
piebald :of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white)
piecemeal: one part at a time; gradually; in stages

pied :piebald; variegated(many-colored); multicolored
piety :devoutness; reverence for God
pigment: coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
pilfer: steal things of small value; filch; snitch
pillage: plunder
pillory :punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule
pinch :squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges
pine :long for; yearn; languish from longing or grief; decline
pinion :restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs
pinnace :small boat
pinnacle: peak; highest point; acme
pious: devout; religious
piquant :pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating
pique :irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest)
piscatorial: pertaining to fishing
pitfall :hidden danger; concealed trap
pith :core or marrow; sponge like substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
pithy :concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty
pittance :small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
pivotal :of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
placate :pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
placebo: harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
placid :peaceful; calm
plagiarize: steal another’s ideas or writings and pass them off as one’s own
plaintive :expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
plait: braid; intertwine; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together
plane :carpenter’s tool for smoothing and leveling wood
plaster :paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls
plasticity :ability to be molded
plastic: capable of being shaped or molded
platitude: trite remark; commonplace statement
platonic: purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
plaudit: praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause
plausible: conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
plebeian: common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people
plebiscite: direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
plenary: (of power) complete; full; fully attended by all qualified members
plenitude :abundance; plenty; great amount; completeness; fullness
plethora: excess; overabundance
pliable :flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
pliant: flexible; easily influenced
plight :difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
ploy: stratagem to gain an advantage; tactic
pluck: courage
plucky: courageous; brave
plumage :feathers of a bird
plumb :exactly vertical
plumber :one who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)
plume: feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather)
plummet :fall sharply; fall straight down
plump :pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
plutocracy:society ruled by the wealthy
podiatrist :doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist
podium :pedestal; raised platform
poignancy: quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion
poignant : touching; deeply moving
poise :good judgment with composure; balance
polar :of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes
polarity:state of having two opposite qualities
polarize: split into opposite extremes or camps
polemic :attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view
polemics: art of debate or controversy
polemical(polemic) :aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
politic :prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
polity: (particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state
polygamist: one who has more than one spouse at a time
polyglot: speaking several languages; multilingual
pomposity: self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person)
Pompous: self-important
ponderous: having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull
pontifical: pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious
Pontiff: pope; bishop
pore : study industriously; ponder; scrutinize
porous: full of pores; like a sieve
porridge: soft food made by boiling oatmeal
portend: foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of
portent: sign; omen; forewarning
portly :stout; corpulent
pose :assume a particular posture; put forward; present; affect a particular attitude (to impress others)
poseur :person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses
posterity :descendants; future generations
posthumous :after death (as of child born after father’s death or book published after author’s death); coming or occurring after one’s death
postmortem :autopsy
postulate :self-evident truth; something assumed without proof
posture: assume an affected pose; act artificially
potable: suitable for drinking; drinkable
potent :powerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential
potentate :monarch; sovereign
potential :expressing possibility; latent
potion :dose (of liquids); liquid dose
potpourri :heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
poultice: soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
précis: abstract; concise summing up of main points; concise summary of a text
practicable: feasible
practical :based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory)
pragmatic: practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something
pragmatist: practical person
pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
prance: move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
prank: mischievous trick
prate: talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
prattle: talk idly; babble
preamble: introductory statement
precarious :unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky
precedent :preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
precept :practical rule guiding conduct
precinct :division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building
precipice :cliff; dangerous position
precipitant: something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form

precipitate: hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution
precipitous: steep; overhasty; precipitate
precise :exact
preclude: make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
precocious :advanced in development
precursor: forerunner; predecessor
predator: predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal
predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering
predecessor: former occupant of a post
predetermine: determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
predicament :difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
predilection :preference; partiality
predispose: give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to
preeminent :outstanding; superior
preempt :prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others
preen: make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak
prefatory: introductory; of a preface
prefigure: be a sign of; foreshadow
prehensile :capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around)
prelate: church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
prelude: introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
premeditate: plan in advance
premise: assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
premonition: forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
premonitory: serving to warn
preponderance: superiority of power, quantity
Preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance
prepossessing: attractive
Preposterous : absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
prerogative : privilege; unquestionable right
presage: foretell; be a warning or sign of
presentiment: foreboding; omen
prescience : ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur
presentiment : premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
prestige : respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation
prestigious: having prestige
presume: take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon
presumptuous: going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
pretend:feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to
pretension :pretentiousness; claim (without foundation)
pretentious :ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious
preternatural: beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural
pretext :excuse
prevail: be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce
prevalent: widespread; generally accepted
prevaricate: lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
prey: target of a hunt; victim
prim: proper to the point of affectation; very precise and formal; exceedingly proper
primal: first in rank or importance; being first in time; original
primary: first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time
primate :group of mammals including humans
prime :period of ideal or peak condition; earliest or beginning stage
primogeniture: seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
primordial: existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
primp: groom oneself with care; adorn oneself
pristine: unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive
privation: lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want
privy :secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret
prize: pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem
probe: explore with a probe or tools; investigate
probity :uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility
problematic: causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable
Proclivity: inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
procrastinate: postpone; delay or put off
procurement :obtaining
procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
prod :poke (with a pointed object); stir up; urge; goad to action
prodigal: wasteful; reckless with money; profuse
prodigious: enormous; marvelous; extraordinary
prodigy: highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
profane: violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for
profligate :wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute
profound:deep; not superficial; complete
profusion :great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure
profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
progeny: children; offspring; descendants
prognosis :forecasted course of a disease; prediction
prognosticate: predict (according to present indications)
prohibitive :so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting
projectile: missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
proletarian: member of the working class; blue collar guy
Proletariat: working class (who has to work for wages)
proliferate: grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply
prolific: producing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works
prolixity: tedious wordiness; verbosity
prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
prologue: introduction (to a poem or play)
prolong :lengthen; extend; draw out
prominent: protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
promiscuous: mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners
promontory :headland
promote :advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize
prompt :cause; urge; provoke; provide a cue
promulgate :announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
prone: inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward
prong: pointed projecting part
pronounced :distinct; very noticeable
prop :support placed under or against something
propagate: increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread
propellant : (propellant) substance which propels or drives forward
propensity: natural inclination
prophetic :of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future
prophylactic :used to prevent disease
prophylaxis: prevention of disease
propinquity :nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
propitiate :appease; conciliate; make peaceful
propitious: favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate
proponent: supporter; backer; opposite of opponent
propound :put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth
propriety: fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages
propulsive :driving forward
prosaic :lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings)
proscenium :part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
proscribe :prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
proselytize: (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief
proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
prosody: art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
prosper: become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well
prosperity: good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
prosperous: successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off
prostrate :stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate
protégé :person receiving protection and support from a patron
protagonist: leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
protean: able to take on many forms; versatile
protocol :diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification
prototype: original work used as a model by others
protract :prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
protrude: stick out; jut; project
protuberance: protrusion; swelling; bulge
provenance: place of origin; origin or source of something
provender: dry food for livestock; fodder
proverb: adage; someone or something well known for notoriety
Proverbial: of a proverb
providence: quality of being provident; divine care; god’s care
Providence: god
providential: of divine providence; fortunate
provident: providing for future needs; displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for emergencies
provincial :pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
provision :act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food)
provisional: tentative; temporary
proviso: stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
provocative: arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying
Provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling)
prowess: extraordinary ability; military bravery
proximity: nearness
proxy: authorized agent; authority to act for another
prude: excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature)
prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
prudent: cautious; careful; prudential
prune: cut away; trim
prurient: having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
pry inquire :impertinently (someone else’s private affairs); use leverage to raise or open something; prize
pseudonym: pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author
psyche: soul; mind
psychiatrist:doctor who treats mental diseases
psychic:of psyche; mental; of or possessing extraordinary mental powers
psychopathic: pertaining to mental derangement
Psychopath: person with an antisocial personality disorder
psychosis: mental disorder
psychosomatic :of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
pterodactyl: extinct flying reptile
pucker: gather into wrinkles or folds
pudding :hot sweet dish
puerile: childish; immature
pugilist: boxer
Pugilism: boxing
pugnacity: combativeness; disposition to fight
pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
puissant: powerful; strong; potent
pulchritude: beauty; comeliness
pulmonary: pertaining to the lungs
pulpit: raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
pulsate:throb; beat regularly; vibrate regularly
pulse: rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity
pulverize: crush or grind into very small particles
pummel: pommel; beat or pound with fists
punctilious: minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form
punctiliousness: careful attention paid to every small exact detail
pundit: authority on a subject; expert; learned person
pungent: stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic
punitive: punishing
puny: tiny; weak; insignificant
purchase: secure grasp or hold; firm grasp or footing
purgatory: place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
purge: remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt
purport: intention; purpose; meaning
purported: alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored
purse: pucker; contract (lips) into wrinkles
purveyor: furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer
purvey: supply (e.g. food); furnish
pushy: disagreeably aggressive
pusillanimous: cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
putative: supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such
putrefy: make or become putrid
putrescent: becoming putrid; putrefying
putrid: decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed
puzzle: baffle or confuse by a difficult problem; ponder over a problem in an effort to solve
pyromaniac: person with an insane desire to set things on fire

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