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Palatable
Agreeable to the taste
- Greg Graffin
Pall
Anything that covers, shrouds, or overspreads, esp. with darkness or gloom
- Brett Gurewitz
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Palpitate
Pulsate, throb
- Greg Graffin
Pang
A sudden feeling of mental or emotional distress or longing
- Greg Graffin
Paradigm
An example that serves as pattern or model
- Brett Gurewitz
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Paradox
When two or more facts or qualities seem to contradict each other
- Greg Graffin
Paralysis
A state of inactivity
- Greg Graffin
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Partisan
Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause
- Greg Graffin
Pastime
Any activity that makes time pass agreeably
- Greg Graffin
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Pathos
The quality or power of evoking a feeling of pity or compassion
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
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Patronage
1. The support or custom given by a patron
2. (in politics) the ability or power to appoint people to jobs
3. A condescending manner
- Greg Graffin
Pavlovian
Pavlovian - Pavlovian (1200x1200)
of or relating to Ivan Pavlov or his experiments
Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich 1849-1936.
Russian physiologist who is best known for discovering the conditioned response.
- Greg Graffin
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Perdition
1. a state of final spiritual ruin
2. hell
- Brett Gurewitz
Perilous
Dangerous
- Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
Peripheral
1. of or situated in the periphery (the external boundary of any surface or area or a surrounding region or area)
2. comparatively superficial or unessential
- Greg Graffin
Perpetual
Never ending or never changing
- Greg Graffin
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- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Perpetuation
The continuation or preservation of a situation, idea, etc.
- Greg Graffin
Persistence
Persistent determination
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Petrochemical
A chemical derived from petroleum or natural gas.
- Greg Graffin
Phantasmal
1. Eerie or frightening.
2. Expresses qualities of or produced from fantasy.
- Brett Gurewitz
Phylogenetic
The evolutionary development and history of a species or higher taxonomic grouping of organisms.
- Greg Graffin
Pilgrim
1. a person who journeys, esp. a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: pilgrims to the Holy Land
2. a traveler or wanderer, esp. in a foreign place
3. an original settler in a region
- Greg Graffin
Pine
to yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully
- Greg Graffin, Jay Bentley, Brian Baker
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Pining
1. losing vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
2. yearning intensly
- Brett Gurewitz
Pious
Having or exhibiting religious reverence, devout
- Greg Graffin
Plied
To supply with or offer something pressingly to
- Brett Gurewitz
Plutocrat
1. Government by the wealthy.
2. A wealthy class that controls a government.
3. A government or state in which the wealthy rule.
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
Pogrom
An organized massacre of helpless people
- Jay Bentley, Greg Hetson
Poignant
1. physically painful
2. keenly distressing ti the mind or feelings
3a. neat, skillful and to the point
3b. astute and pertinent; relevant
4. agreeably intense or stimulating
5. (archaic) sharp or sour to the taste or smell
- Greg Graffin
Polemic
A controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
- Greg Graffin
Pomp
1. stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence
2. ostentatious or vain display
- Greg Graffin
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Pondering
Considering something deeply and thoroughly
- Greg Graffin
Pontiff
The Pope
- Greg Graffin
Populace
1. the common people
2. population
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Populist
Put forward just because it would be popular
- Greg Graffin
Portend
To give an omen or anticipatory sign of; indicate
- Greg Graffin
Portico
A porch or a walkway with a roof supported by columns often leading to the entrance of a building
- Greg Graffin
Posterity
The future, future generations, succeeding generations
- Greg Graffin
Pragmatists
Those oriented toward practical action or thought
- Greg Graffin
Precarious
1. Dangerously lacking in security or stability
2. Subject to chance or unknown conditions
- Greg Graffin
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
Preen
1. To dress up; primp.
2. To swell with pride; gloat or exult.
- Greg Graffin
Prejudicial
1. Exhibiting prejudice or bias
2. Causing harm or injury; detrimental, harmful or injurious
- Greg Graffin
Prescience
Knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight
- Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
Pretension
An aspiration or intention that may or may not reach fulfillment
- Greg Graffin
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Prevail
To be greater in strength or influence; triumph
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
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Prionic jive
[prion] - Proteins with the same or similar Amino sequence as other proteins that have the property to interact with their counterparts in such a manner that the external structure of the normal proteine is changed to that of the prion.
[jive] - A reference to Gibson's "Neuromancer" where the term refers to a sign language.

In the context of the song: "speaking prionic jive" ~ "speaking in corrupted sign language".
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
Procession
The act of moving along or forward; progression.
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
Proclamation
1. Something that is proclaimed; a public and official announcement.
2. The act of proclaiming.
- Brett Gurewitz
Prodigal son
Someone who returns home from travelling, especially having repented of former extravagant behaviour.
- Brett Gurewitz
Profane
Not respectful of religious practice
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker, Bobby Schayer
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- Brett Gurewitz
Progeny
Descendants or offspring collectively
- Greg Graffin
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- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Proliferation
Growing or multiplying by rapidly producing new tissue, parts, cells or offspring
- Greg Graffin
Promiscuous
1. Lacking standards of selection; indiscriminate.
2. Casual; random.
- Greg Graffin
Propagate
To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
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Proprietor
Holder, owner, possessor
- Brett Gurewitz
Prosperity
The state or condition of being successful, esp. Financially
- Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz
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- Greg Graffin, Jay Bentley, Brian Baker
- Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Provisions
A stock of needed supplies
- Greg Graffin
Proximate
1. Next or nearest in space or time
2. Very near
- Greg Graffin
Pulpit
An elevated platform, lectern, or stand used in preaching or conducting a religious service
- Brett Gurewitz
- Brett Gurewitz
- Greg Graffin
Puritan
Adhering to strict moral or religious principles
- Greg Graffin
Purported
Assumed to be such; supposed
- Greg Graffin
Pusillanimous
lacking in courage, strength and resolution
- Greg Graffin
Pyre
1. a pile of combustibles
2. a heap of combustibles for burning a corpse as a funeral rite
- Brett Gurewitz