1. porphyritic rock any igneous rock with crystals embedded in a finer groundmass of minerals
  2. porphyritic (of rocks) consisting of porphyry or containing large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals
  3. poverty grass small heathlike plant covered with white down growing on beaches in northeastern North America
  4. preferred shares stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
  5. prevaricator a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
  6. preferred stock stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
  7. barnyard grass a coarse annual panic grass
  8. performing arts arts or skills that require public performance
  9. saffron crocus Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
  10. Porphyrio porphyrio purple gallinule of southern Europe
  11. prairie cordgrass North American cordgrass having leaves with dry membranous margins and glumes with long awns
  12. dihybrid cross hybridization using two traits with two alleles each
  13. meritocracy a social system in which power goes to superior intellects
  14. prevaricate be deliberately ambiguous or unclear
  15. Robert Graves English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)
  16. wild crocus short hairy perennial with early spring blue-violet or lilac flowers; North America and Siberia
  17. pervert corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
  18. diverticulosis presence of multiple diverticula in the walls of the colon
  19. verdigris a green patina that forms on copper or brass or bronze
  20. proofreader someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections