1. obsequious attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
  2. disguise any attire that conceals the wearer's identity
  3. pestis a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
  4. basics principles from which other truths can be derived
  5. Pius XII pope who maintained neutrality during World War II and was later criticized for not aiding the Jews who were persecuted by Hitler (1876-1958)
  6. ubiquitous being present everywhere at once
  7. Pius XI pope who signed a treaty with Mussolini recognizing the Vatican City as an independent state (1857-1939)
  8. Pius IX Italian pope from 1846 to 1878 who in 1854 declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary
  9. Pius X pope who condemned religious modernism
  10. pessimist a person who expects the worst
  11. beeswax a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees
  12. perquisite an incidental benefit for certain types of employment
  13. pesthouse hospital for persons with infectious diseases
  14. pessimism a general disposition to expect the worst in all things
  15. biscuit small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda
  16. pasquinade a composition that humorously imitates somebody's style
  17. beseech ask for or request earnestly
  18. pes cavus a deformity of the foot characterized by an abnormally high arch and hyperextension of the toes which gives the foot the appearance of a claw
  19. pesky causing irritation or annoyance
  20. bisque a thick, creamy soup made from shellfish