onslaught

a fierce or destructive attack

opposition

resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument

ornate

made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns

ovation

a sustained and enthusiastic show of appreciation from an audience, especially by means of applause

overt

done or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent, not secret or hidden

pang

a sudden sharp pain or painful emotion

panorama

an unbroken view of the whole region surrounding an observer

perceive

come to realize or understand

phenomenon

a remarkable person, thing, or event

pioneer

a person who is among the first to research and develop a new area of knowledge or activity

pithy

(of language or style) concise and forcefully expressive

pivotal

of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else

plagiarize

take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one’s own

plausible

(of an argument or statement) seeming reasonable or probable

plunder

steal (goods), typically using force and in a time of disorder

porous

of a rock or other material) having minute spaces or holes through which liquid or air may pass

prediction

a forecast

preposterous

contrary to reason or common sense

principal

first in order of importance; main

procedure

an established or official way of doing something

prodigy

a person, especially a young one, endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities

proficient

competent or skilled in doing or using something

prospective

likely to happen at a future date

prudent

acting with or showing care and thought for the future

pseudonym

a fictitious name

pungent

having a sharply strong taste or smell

quote

repeat or copy out (a group of words from a text or speech)

rankle

annoy or irritate (someone)

rational

based on or in accordance with reason or logic

rebel

a person who resists authority, control, or convention

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