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overwrought
hysterical,extremely agitated
ovoid
egg-shaped
pachyderm
thick skinned animal
pacifist
unmilitarist,one opposed to force
pacify
soothe,subdue
paean
song of praise or joy
painstaking
showing hard work,taking great care
palatable
agreeble,pleasing to taste
palate
roof of mouth,sense of taste
palatial
magnificent
paleontology
study of prehistoric life
palette
board in which painter mixes pigments
palimpset
parchement used for second time after origional writing has been erased
pall(v)
grow tiresome
pallet
small poor bed
palliate
ease pain,make less severe or offensive
pallid
pale,wan
palpable
tangible,easily perceptible
palpitate
throb,flutter
paltry
insignificant,trifling,petty
pan(v)
criticize harshly
panacea
cure all,remedy for all diseases
panache
flair,flamboyance
pandemic
widespread,affecting the majority of people
pandemonium
wild tumult
pander(v)
cater to the low desires of others
panegyric
formal praise
panoramic
denoting an unobstructed and comprehensive view
pantomine
acting without dialogue
papyrus
ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
parable
short simple story teaching a moral
paradigm
model,example,pattern
paradox
something apparently contradictory in nature,statement that looks false but is actually correct
paragon
model of perfection
parallelism
state of being parallel,similarity
parameter
limit,independent varaiable
paramount
foremost in importance,supreme
paramour
illicit lover
paranoia
psychosis marked by dellusions of grandeur or persecution
paraphernalia
equipment,odds and ends
paraphrase(v)
restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author
parasite
animal or plant living on another,toady,sychophant
parched
extremely dry,v thirsty
paraih
social outcast
parity
equality,close resemblance
parlance
language,idiom
parley
conference
parochial
narrow in outlook,provincial,related to parishes
parody
humorous imitation,spoof,takeoff, travesty
paroxysm
fit or attack of pain,laughter,rage
parquet
floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like pattern
parry
ward off a blow,deflect
pasimony
stingness,excessice fruga;ity
partial
incomplete,having a liking for something
partiality
inclination,bias
partisan
one-sided,prejudiced,committed to a party
partition
divided into parts
passe
old-fashioned,past the prime
passive
not active,acted upon
pastiche
imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing
pastrol
rural
patent
open for the public to read,obvious
pathetic
causing sadeness,compassion
pathological
pertainig to disease
pathos
tender sorrow,pity,quality in art or literature that produces these feelings
patina
green crust on old bronze work
patois
local or provincial dialect
patriarch
father and ruler of a family or tribe
patrician
noble,aristocratic
patronize(v)
support,act superior toward,be a customer of
paucity
scarcity
pauper
v poor person
peccadillo
slight offense