1. poor rates a local tax for the relief of the poor
  2. copper pyrites a yellow copper ore made up of copper and iron sulfide
  3. pruritus an intense itching sensation that can have various causes
  4. Hippocrates medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC)
  5. perorate conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation
  6. paper route the route taken when delivering newspapers every day
  7. prioritise assign a priority to
  8. prorate make a proportional settlement or distribution
  9. pepper root North American herb with pungent scaly or toothed roots
  10. prioritize assign a status in order of importance or urgency
  11. Cesar Ritz Swiss hotelier who created a chain of elegant hotels
  12. cheapskate a stingy person who is unwilling to spend money
  13. pro rata in proportion
  14. chaperone one who accompanies and supervises young people
  15. prayer beads a string of beads used in counting prayers
  16. deteriorate become worse or disintegrate
  17. cooperate work together on a common enterprise or project
  18. beaver rat amphibious rat of Australia and New Guinea
  19. superiority the quality of being better than someone or something
  20. pepperwort any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets