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periscope an instrument on a submarine that is made up of a long tube with mirrors and prisms that allow one to see ships and other things above the surface of the water.
perish to die or be destroyed by violence or in some other way that is not natural.
perishable likely to spoil or rot in a short time.
perjury the crime of telling a lie in a court after promising under oath to tell the truth.
permanent lasting or meant to last for a very long time; everlasting. [2 definitions]
permission the act of permitting. [2 definitions]
permit to allow (someone or something) to go into or be in a place. [4 definitions]
perpendicular at a right angle to. [2 definitions]
perpetual lasting forever. [3 definitions]
perpetuate to cause to last or be remembered.
perplexed puzzled, confused, or uncertain.
persecute to continually treat in a cruel or harsh way because of race, religion, political ideas, or some other difference.
persecution the act of continually treating others in a cruel way because of race, religion, politics, or some other difference; or the condition of being treated in this way.
Persia an ancient empire in southwestern Asia, centered in what is now Iran; Persian Empire. [2 definitions]
Persian of or having to do with the country of Iran, or its people or language. [4 definitions]
Persian Gulf a part of the Arabian Sea. It lies between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.
persimmon a sweet, juicy, orange or yellow fruit whose skin and pulp is like that of a plum.
persist to continue in a firm, steady way without stopping or lessening. [2 definitions]
persistence the act of continuing steadily in a course of action. [2 definitions]
persistent continuing, lasting, or holding on in a firm, steady way. [2 definitions]
person a human being. [3 definitions]