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personal responsibility the principle that one is responsible for one's own behavior, regardless of the behavior of others.
personalty personal property, as opposed to real estate.
persona non grata (Latin) a person who is unacceptable or unwelcome, esp. a diplomat to the government to which he or she has been assigned.
personate1 to act or portray (a character in a play or masquerade). [3 definitions]
personate2 in biology, having masklike markings. [2 definitions]
personhood the fact or condition of being a person. [2 definitions]
personification a person considered to be a perfect example or embodiment of some quality or other abstraction. [3 definitions]
personify to be a perfect or typical example of; embody. [3 definitions]
personnel all of the employees of a business, the armed forces, or other organization. [2 definitions]
perspective a technique of representation in three dimensions and in appropriate spatial relationships on a flat surface, or a design or depiction using this technique. [4 definitions]
perspicacious keenly perceptive or understanding; discerning.
perspicacity keenness of mental perception or grasp; astuteness.
perspicuity clearness of expression; lucidity.
perspicuous presented clearly; easily understood.
perspiration the act or process of excreting moisture through the pores of the skin; sweating. [2 definitions]
perspire to exude moisture through the pores of the skin; sweat. [2 definitions]
persuade to cause (another) to do something through reasoning, arguing, or appealing to the emotions. [2 definitions]
persuasion the act of persuading. [3 definitions]
persuasive having the ability to cause another to do or believe something.
pert impudent or saucy. [2 definitions]
pertain to relate or refer to something. [3 definitions]