Penance n punishment to which one voluntarily submits

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penance n. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence.penchant n. A bias in favor of something.penitence n. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.penitential adj. Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.pennant n. A small flag.82
penultimate adj. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one.penurious adj. Excessively sparing in the use of money.penury n. Indigence. perambulate v. To walk about.perceptible adj. Cognizable.percipience n. The act of perceiving.percipient n. One who or that which perceives.percolate v. To filter.percolator n. A filter.percussion n. The sharp striking of one body against another.peremptory adj. Precluding question or appeal.perennial adj. Continuing though the year or through many years.perfectible adj. Capable of being made perfect.perfidy n. Treachery.perforate v. To make a hole or holes through.perfunctory adj. Half-hearted.perigee n. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.periodicity n. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.peripatetic adj. Walking about.perjure v. To swear falsely to.perjury n. A solemn assertion of a falsity.permanence n. A continuance in the same state, or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature.permanent adj. Durable.permeate v. To pervade.pernicious adj. Tending to kill or hurt.perpendicular adj. Straight up and down.83
perpetrator n. The doer of a wrong or a criminal act.perpetuate v. To preserve from extinction or oblivion.perquisite n. Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages. persecution n. Harsh or malignant oppression.perseverance n. A persistence in purpose and effort.persevere v. To continue striving in spite of discouragements.persiflage n. Banter.personnel n. The force of persons collectively employed in some service.perspective n. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view. perspicacious adj. Astute.perspicacity n. Acuteness or discernment.perspicuous adj. Lucid.perspiration n. Sweat.perspire v. To excrete through the pores of the skin.pertinacious adj. Persistent or unyielding.pertinacity n. Unyielding adherence.pertinent adj. Relevant.perturb v. To disturb greatly.perturbation n. Mental excitement or confusion.perusal n. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully.pervade v. To pass or spread through every part.pervasion n. The state of spreading through every part.pervasive adj. Thoroughly penetrating or permeating.perverse adj. Unreasonable.perversion n. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose.perversity n. Wickedness.84
pervert n. One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false.pervious adj. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance.

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