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persnickety
  • s  (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety
  • s  characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
    a persnickety job
    a persnickety school teacher
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person-to-person
  • s  involving direct communication or contact between persons or parties
    a person-to-person interview
    person-to-person telephone calls
  • r  (of two persons) in direct encounter
    interviewed her person-to-person
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personable
  • s  (of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality
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personal
  • n  a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • a  concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    a personal favor
    for your personal use
    personal papers
    I have something personal to tell you
    a personal God
    he has his personal bank account and she has hers
  • s  particular to a given individual
  • a  of or arising from personality
    personal magnetism
  • s  intimately concerning a person's body or physical being
    personal hygiene
  • a  indicating grammatical person
    personal verb endings
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personalised
  • v  make personal or more personal
  • s  made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual
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personalized
  • v  make personal or more personal
    personalized service
  • s  made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual
    personalized luggage
    personalized advice
  • s  pointedly referring to or concerning a person's individual personality or intimate affairs especially offensively
    unnecessarily personalized remarks
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perspicacious
  • s  acutely insightful and wise
    much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
  • s  mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
    much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument
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perspicuous
  • s  (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    a perspicuous argument
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persuasive
  • a  intended or having the power to induce action or belief
    persuasive eloquence
    a most persuasive speaker
    a persuasive argument
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pert
  • s  characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
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pertinacious
  • s  stubbornly unyielding
    the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
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pertinent
  • s  having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand
    a list of articles pertinent to the discussion
  • s  being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
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perturbed
  • v  disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • v  disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
    The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion
  • v  cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull
    The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet
  • v  throw into great confusion or disorder
  • s  thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
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perturbing
  • v  disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
  • v  disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
  • v  cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull
  • v  throw into great confusion or disorder
  • s  causing distress or worry or anxiety
    a revelation that was most perturbing
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peruked
  • s  wearing a wig popular for men in the 17th and 18th centuries
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peruvian
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Peru
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people
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pervasive
  • s  spreading or spread throughout
    the pervasive odor of garlic
    an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion
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perverse
  • s  marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
    took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans
  • s  resistant to guidance or discipline
    a perverse mood
  • s  deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
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