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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; have to do with. [3 definitions]
pertinacious tenacious in purpose, opinion, or the like; persevering. [2 definitions]
pertinacity the quality or condition of being tenacious, stubbornly determined, or perseverant.
pertinent of, concerning, or connected to a subject; relevant.
perturb to cause great disturbance in (the mind); agitate or worry. [3 definitions]
perturbable combined form of perturb.
perturbation the act of perturbing, or the condition of being perturbed.
pertussis whooping cough.
Peru a South American country on the Pacific coast between Ecuador and Chile.
peruke a wig such as those worn by men in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, often powdered, arranged in large rolls over the ears, and tied at the nape in a ribbon; periwig.
perusal the act or an instance of reading. [2 definitions]
peruse to read or examine attentively and in detail.
pervade to spread or be present everywhere in; permeate.
pervasive spreading or present everywhere or throughout.
perverse stubbornly opposed to what is expected or requested of one, or marked by or inclined toward such an attitude. [3 definitions]
perversion an act or instance of perverting, or the condition of being perverted. [2 definitions]
perversity the quality or condition, or an instance, of being perverse.