Words That Start With P: Enhance Your Vocabulary Effortlessly

Discover a variety of words that start with the letter “P,” ranging from common terms to more unique selections, and expand your vocabulary effectively.

  1. Pacify- To bring or restore peace.
  2. Pagan- A person holding religious beliefs other than major world religions.
  3. Palatial- Resembling a palace; grand or luxurious.
  4. Palette- A board on which an artist mixes paint.
  5. Palindrome- A word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward.
  6. Palliative- Relieving pain or alleviating a problem without dealing with the underlying cause.
  7. Palpable- Able to be touched or felt; tangible.
  8. Panache- Distinctive and stylish elegance.
  9. Pandemic- A disease prevalent over a whole country or the world.
  10. Panorama- An unbroken view of the whole region surrounding an observer.
  11. Parable- A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.
  12. Paradigm- A typical example or pattern of something; a model.
  13. Paradox- A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement that proves true upon investigation.
  14. Parallel- Lines equidistant from each other at all points.
  15. Paramount- More important than anything else; supreme.
  16. Paranoia- Irrational suspicion or mistrust of others.
  17. Parched- Dried out with heat; extremely thirsty.
  18. Parsimonious- Very unwilling to spend money or use resources.
  19. Partisan- A strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
  20. Patent- A government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period.
  21. Pathogenic- Causing disease.
  22. Patronize- Treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority.
  23. Paucity- The presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts.
  24. Peccadillo- A small, relatively unimportant offense or sin.
  25. Pecuniary- Relating to, or consisting of money.
  26. Pedometer- A device that counts the number of steps taken by the wearer.
  27. Penchant- A strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.
  28. Pendulum- A weight hung from a fixed point so that it can swing freely backward and forward.
  29. Penitent- Feeling or showing sorrow and regret for wrongdoing.
  30. Pensive- Engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.
  31. Perennial- Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time.
  32. Perfidy- Deceitfulness; untrustworthiness.
  33. Perimeter- The continuous line forming the boundary of a closed geometric figure.
  34. Permeate- Spread throughout (something); pervade.
  35. Perpetuate- Make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely.
  36. Perquisite- A benefit that one enjoys or is entitled to on account of one’s job or position.
  37. Perturb- Make (someone) anxious or unsettled.
  38. Pervasive- Spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
  39. Pessimist- A person who tends to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen.
  40. Petulant- Childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
  41. Phenomenon- A fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen.
  42. Philanthropy- The desire to promote the welfare of others.
  43. Phobia- An extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.
  44. Photogenic- Looking attractive in photographs or on film.
  45. Phraseology- The way in which words and phrases are used in speech or writing.
  46. Physicality- The physical presence of someone or something.
  47. Pilfer- Steal (things of little value).
  48. Pinnacle- The most successful point; the culmination.
  49. Pious- Devoutly religious.
  50. Piquant- Having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavor.
  51. Pithy- Concise and forcefully expressive.
  52. Placate- Make (someone) less angry or hostile.
  53. Plausible- (of an argument or statement) seeming reasonable or probable.
  54. Plethora- A large or excessive amount of (something).
  55. Pliable- Easily bent; flexible.
  56. Poignant- Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
  57. Polemical- Relating to or involving strongly critical or disputatious writing or speech.
  58. Pompous- Affectedly grand, solemn, or self-important.
  59. Ponderous- Slow and clumsy because of great weight.
  60. Pontificate- Express one’s opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way.
  61. Portend- Be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen.
  62. Potentate- A monarch or ruler, especially an autocratic one.
  63. Pragmatic- Dealing with things sensibly and realistically based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
  64. Precarious- Not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.
  65. Precinct- A district of a city or town as defined for police purposes.
  66. Preclude- Prevent from happening; make impossible.
  67. Precursor- A person or thing that comes before another of the same kind; a forerunner.
  68. Predilection- A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.
  69. Preeminent- Surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way.
  70. Preferential- Involving preference or partiality; constituting a favor or privilege.
  71. Premeditate- Think out or plan (an action, especially a crime) beforehand.
  72. Preponderance- The quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.
  73. Prescience- The fact of knowing something before it takes place; foreknowledge.
  74. Prestige- Widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.
  75. Presumptuous- (of a person or their behavior) failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate.
  76. Pretentious- Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.
  77. Prevalent- Widespread in a particular area or at a particular time.
  78. Procrastinate- Delay or postpone action; put off doing something.
  79. Prodigious- Remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.
  80. Proficient- Competent or skilled in doing or using something.
  81. Profound- (of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense.
  82. Progeny- A descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring.
  83. Prognosis- The likely course of a disease or ailment.
  84. Proliferate- Increase rapidly in numbers; multiply.
  85. Prologue- A separate introductory section of a literary or musical work.
  86. Prominent- Important; famous.
  87. Propagate- Spread and promote (an idea, theory, etc.) widely.
  88. Propensity- An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.
  89. Prophetic- Accurately describing or predicting what will happen in the future.
  90. Propitious- Giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable.
  91. Prosaic- Having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty.
  92. Proselytize- Convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another.
  93. Prospectus- A printed booklet advertising a school or university to potential parents or students or giving details of a share offer for the benefit of investors.
  94. Prosperity- The state of being prosperous.
  95. Protagonist- The leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.
  96. Protract- Prolong; extend the duration of.
  97. Providence- The protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power.
  98. Proviso- A condition attached to an agreement.
  99. Prowess- Skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.
  100. Prudent- Acting with or showing care and thought for the future.

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