Word List No. 7

     •  pedal (foot lever); peddle (sell) 
     •  peer (look, equal, nobleman); pier (wharf) 
     •  peon (worker); paean (song of praise) 
     •  peremptory (not open to debate, ordered without discussion as in a court of law); pre-emptory (the act of obtaining by force or show of strength as in a contest or war) 
     •  perquisite (benefit, hence the slang perks); prerequisite (prior requirement) 
     •  persecute (harass); prosecute (to try by law) 
     •  personal (private); personnel (employees) 
     •  perspective (view); prospective (likely or expected) 
     •  petty (small); petit (lesser, as in petit larceny); petite (small) 
     •  physic (cathartic); physique (build); psychic (mental)
     •  pica (12 points); pika (animal) 
     •  pinion (gear wheel); piñon (tree) 
     •  place (set); plaice (fish) 
     •  plate (dish); plait (bread) 
     •  plum (fruit); plumb (weight) 
     •  pole (rod); poll (canvass) 
     •  policy (plan); polity (government) 
     •  populace (the people); populous (thickly populated) 
     •  popular (well liked); poplar (tree) 
     •  poultry (fowl); paltry (petty) 
     •  pour (flow); pore (to study, skin opening) 
     •  pray (implore); prey (victim, attack) 
     •  precede (to go before); proceed (to continue) 
     •  prescribe (to order); proscribe (to forbid) 
     •  presentment (legal presentation); presentiment (premonition) 
     •  profit (gain); prophet (seer) 
     •  prophecy (prediction); prophesy (to predict) 
     •  propose (to suggest); purpose (reason) 
     •  prone (lying face down); supine (lying face up) 
     •  prostrate (submissive, cowed); prostate (male urinary gland) 
     •  put (to place); putt (golf stroke) 
     •  queue (line); cue (signal) 
     •  quire (a great “Scrabble” word [and the only time you'll probably use it] meaning 24 sheets of paper); choir (singing group) 
     •  rack (framework); wrack (ruin) 
     •  rain (precipitation); reign (rule); rein (restraint) 

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