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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 275 pages of information about The Illustrated London Reading Book.

PE’NANCE, s. infliction, either public or private, suffered as an
    expression of repentance for sin

PE’NDULOUS, a. hanging

PE’NETRATE, v.a. enter beyond the surface; make way into a body;
    affect the mind

PENINSULA, s. laud almost surrounded by water

PE’NURY, s. poverty; indigence

PE’OPLE, s. a nation; the vulgar

PERCEI’VE, v.a. discover by some sensible effects; know; observe

PERCE’PTIBLE, a. such as may be known or observed

PERFECTION, s. the state of being perfect

PERFO’RM, v.a. execute; do; accomplish

PE’RFORATE, v.a. pierce with a tool; bore

PERHA’PS, ad. peradventure; may be

PE’RIL, s. danger; hazard; jeopardy

PE’RIOD, s. length of duration; a complete sentence from one full stop
    to another; the end or conclusion

PE’RISIH, v.n. die; be destroyed; be lost; come to nothing

PE’RMANENT, a. durable; unchanged; of long continuance

PERNI’CIOUS, a. destructive; baneful

PERPENDICULAR, a. a straight line up and down

PERPE’TUAL, a. never-ceasing; continual

PERPLE’X, v.a. disturb; distract; tease; plague

PERPLE’XITY, s. anxiety; entanglement

PE’RSECUTE, v.a. to harass or pursue with malignity

PERSEVE’RANCE, s. persistence in any design or attempt; constancy in
    progress

PERTINA’CITY, s. obstinacy; stubbornness; constancy

PERTURBA’TION, s. restlessness; disturbance

PERU’SAL, s. the act of reading

PETI’TION, s. request; entreaty; single branch or article of prayer

PHA’LANX, s. a troop of men closely embodied

PHENO’MENON, s. appearance

PHILOSOPHER, s. a man deep in knowledge

PHILOSOPHICAL, a. belonging to philosophy

PHILO’SOPHY, s. moral or natural knowledge

PHY’SICAL, a. relating to nature or to natural philosophy; medicinal;
    relating to health

PICTO’RIAL, a. produced by a painter

PIC’TURESQUE, a. beautiful; magnificent

PI’LCHARD, s. a kind of fish

PI’LGRIMAGE, s. a long journey

PI’OUS, a. careful of the duties owed by created beings to God; godly;
    religious

PI’RATE, s. a sea robber

PISTA’CHIO, s. a dry fruit of an oblong figure

PI’TIABLE, a. that which deserves pity

PLA’CABLE, a. willing or able to be appeased

PLA’INTIVE, a. complaining; lamenting; expressive of sorrow

PLA’NETARY, a. pertaining to the planets; produced by the planets

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