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altercation
n. a noisy quarrel
altruism
n. concern for the wellfare of others; unselfish
ephemaral
adj. lasting for a very short time; transitory; not everlasting
epitaph
n. an inscription on a tombstone in memory of the person buried there; a brief summary of a dead person's life
epitome
n. a typical representation of something; a person who embodies a quality
eponymous
adj. refering to the name of a person, a mythical being, or a literay figure associated with something, ot to a word incorporating the name of such a person
paradigm
n. an example serving to illustrate a process, pattern, or concept
paradox
n. a statement that seems contradictory but contains a truth or valid deduction
paragon
n. a model of excellence or perfection
parameter (2)
n. in mathmatics, a constant that has variable values and is used to determine other variables

a factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary
peripatetic
adj. walking or traveling about
peripheral(2)
adj. pertaining to the boundary of an area.

of minor importance
anathema(2)
n. a person or thing detested and shunned

a curse, especially a formal church ban or excommunication
antithesis(2)
n. an exact opposit; a complete contrast

a rhetorical form juxtaposing contrasting ideas, often in parallel structure
epithet
n. a word or phrase used positively or negativly that charaterizes or describes a person, or thing, added to or replacing a name.