Official: 365 Most Frequently Tested Vocab Words

Official: 365 Most Frequently Tested Vocab Words

  • Pacify - (verb) fight violence and try to establish peace; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
  • Palpable - (adj.) capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or felt
  • Panacea - (noun) a cure-all; a remedy for all difficulties
  • Pander - (verb) arrange for sexual partners for others; yield (to); give satisfaction to
  • Parity - (noun) equality or equal status
  • Parsimony - (noun) extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily; extreme stinginess
  • Patent - (noun) a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention; an official document granting a right or privilege
  • Patent - (verb) make open to sight or notice
  • Patent - (adj.) open; affording free passage
  • Paucity - (noun) an insufficient quantity or number
  • Pedantic - (adj.) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
  • Pejorative - (adj.) derogatory or demeaning
  • Penchant - (noun) a strong liking or fondness
  • Penury - (noun) a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • Perfidy - (noun) betrayal of a trust; an act of deliberate betrayal
  • Perfunctory - (adj.) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; as a formality only
  • Peripatetic - (adj.) often moving or wandering from place to place
  • Peripheral - (adj.) the outer area; related to the key issue but not of central importance
  • Petulant - (adj.) easily irritated or annoyed
  • Pilfer - (verb) make off with belongings of others; steal
  • Placate - (verb) to soothe or mollify
  • Placid - (adj.) free from disturbance; living without undue worry; taking life easy; not easily irritated
  • Precise - (adj.) sharply exact or accurate or delimited
  • Premeditated - (adj.) characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning
  • Pretentious - (adj.) making claim to or creating an appearance of importance or distinction; intended to attract notice and impress others; of a display that is tawdry or vulgar
  • Prevalent - (adj.) widely accepted, favored or practiced
  • Probity - (noun) complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles
  • Proclivity - (noun) a natural inclination
  • Prodigal - (noun) a recklessly extravagant consumer
  • Prodigal - (adj.) marked by rash extravagance; very generous
  • Prodigious - (adj.) so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; far beyond what is usual
  • Profuse - (adj.) produced or growing in extreme abundance
  • Provoke - (verb) provide the needed stimulus for; evoke or provoke to appear or occur; call forth emotions or feelings
  • Proximity - (noun) the property of being close together
  • Prudence - (noun) discretion in practical affairs; knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
  • Puerile - (adj.) juvenile and immature
  • Pugnacious - (adj.) ready and able to resort to force or violence; tough and callous by virtue of experience
  • Pulverize - (verb) make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; destroy completely

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