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perversity the quality or condition, or an instance, of being perverse.
pervert to lead astray or corrupt. [5 definitions]
perverted being opposite to or different from what is considered right or proper; wicked; distorted. [2 definitions]
pervious subject to passage or entrance, as by water; permeable. [2 definitions]
Pesach see Passover.
peseta a chief monetary unit, along with the franc, of Andorra, equaling one hundred centimos. [2 definitions]
pesewa the smaller monetary unit of Ghana. (Cf. cedi.)
pesky (informal) pestering or annoying.
peso the chief monetary unit of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Mexico, and the Philippines, equaling one hundred centavos. [3 definitions]
pessary a device worn in the vagina to correct uterine displacement, or to prevent conception. [2 definitions]
pessimism the belief that events will turn out badly; tendency to expect the worst. (Cf. optimism.) [3 definitions]
pessimist one who usu. expects a bad outcome. (Cf. optimist.) [2 definitions]
pessimistic tending to expect unfavorable outcomes. [2 definitions]
pest someone or something that annoys or bothers; nuisance. [3 definitions]
pester to bother continually or repeatedly about what are felt to be petty matters; annoy. [2 definitions]
pesthole a place that is infested or likely to become infested with epidemic disease.
pesticide a chemical substance used to kill pests, esp. insects that harm crops.
pesticide resistance the evolved resistance of a pest to one or more pesticides.
pesticide-resistent of or pertaining to a pest population that has evolved tolerance to one or more pesticides.
pestiferous bringing, bearing, or breeding infectious disease; pestilential. [2 definitions]
pestilence an epidemic, usu. deadly, disease; plague. [2 definitions]