2. indifferent, half-hearted, offhand, offhanded, devil-may-care, nonchalant, pococurante, lackadaisical; apathetic, apathetical, unconcerned, uninterested, unenthusiastic, uninspired, passionless; negligent, careless, incautious, heedless, thoughtless, unmindful. perfuse, v. 1. overspread, bespread, overlay, coat, film, cover; color, tint, tinge; paint, stain, lacquer, enamel, varnish, shellac, oil, polish; saturate, supersaturate, permeate, imbue, soak, drench, wet, dampen, moisten.
2. (of a liquid, color, etc.) spread, diffuse, disperse, circumfuse; pour, splash, drip, drop, slosh, slop. pergola, n. 1. arbor, leafy shelter, bower, trellis, lattice; pavilion, gazebo; (in Turkey and Iran) kiosk; summerhouse, gardenhouse.
2. retreat, refuge, haven, shelter, hermitage; asylum, resort, sanctuary, covert, mew. perhaps, adv. maybe, it may be, as the case may be, mayhap, Chiefly Dial, mayhappen, Literary, perchance, Archaic, peradventure; possibly, for all one knows, it could be that, there is a chance or possibility that, who knows but that; if possible, if one has a chance or opportunity, if one can or gets to, if at all or humanly possible, God willing, wind and weather permitting. periapt, n. amulet, charm, good luck charm, lucky piece, talisman, horse shoe, rabbit's foot, wishbone, Brit, merrythought; abraxas, phylactery, Judaism. tefillin, protector, preservative, safeguard; scarab, apotropaic, swastika, triskelion. peril, n. 1. risk, jeopardy, danger, hazard; menace, threat, minacity, gathering storm, handwriting on the wall, foreboding; endangerment, imperilment, liability, vulnerability, susceptibility, subjection, exposure, openness; precariousness, insecurity, unsafety, unpredictability, uncertainty, weak link, weak link in the chain.
-v. 2. endanger, expose to danger, hazard, risk, imperil, jeopardize, jeopard, put in jeopardy; menace, threaten, scare; put in a tight spot, put in a canoe without a paddle. perilous, adj. dangerous, fraught with danger, hazardous, chancy, jeopardous, Archaic, parlous, risky, venturesome; treacherous, deceptive, unreliable, untrustworthy, sneaky; threatening, menacing, minatory, minacious; building up, impending, looming, ominous, inauspicious, unfavorable, boding ill; scary, Sl. hairy, dire, frightening, disquieting, Inf. spooky, eerie; desperate, urgent, with no escape, without a parachute, past the point of no return, in no-man's land, caught in the crossfire; exposed, unsheltered, out in the open, vulnerable, defenseless, with no place to hide; precarious, shaky, tottery, rickety, about to go, on its last legs, unstable, unsteady, unsound, unsafe, unhealthy; delicate, ticklish, touchy, thorny, difficult, critical. perimeter, n. circumference, boundary, bound, bourn, frontier, limits, outer limits; periphery, edge, rim, fringe, verge, skirt, brink; margin, border, frame; line, delineation; length, depth, extent, range. period, n. 1. eon, era, epoch, age, time, days, years; space, term, spell, stretch, interval, span, stage, duration.
2. generation, season, teens, middle age, middle years, twilight years, golden years, sunset years; spring, summer, autumn, fall, winter; millennium, century, decade, decennium, quinquennium; year, twelvemonth, calendar year, fiscal year; month, week, day, date, hour, minute, second, split-second, point in time, moment; round, half, quarter, inning; sentence, session, semester.
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