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obsolescence
going out of use
obstreperous
boisterous, rude
obtrude
to intrude
obtuse
not quick or alert in perception, feeling or intellect
obviate
to prevent
odious
hateful, disgusting
officious
meddlesome
oligarchy
government by a few
ominous
threatening
onerous
burdensome
opprobrious
shameful
opulence
wealth
oracular
predicting
orifice
opening, mouth
ornate
elaborately decorated
orthography
spelling
ossify
to harden like bone
ostentatious
pretentious; an attempt to impress others
ostracize
to banish
overt
not secret; not concealed
palatable
tasty
pall
to become wearisome
palpable
obvious
palsy
paralysis; tremors
panacea
cure-all
pander
a go-between in love intrigues
parable
a simple story to convey a moral truth
paradox
a statement that is contrary to what seems logical
parsimony
stinginess
pastoral
relating to shepherds
patent
evident, obvious
pathos
quality of arousing pity
patriarch
father-ruler of a family or tribe
patrician
a person of high birth: aristocrat
patrimony
something inherited from one's father
paucity
smallness of number or quantity
peccadillo
a slight offense; minor sin
pecuniary
or or relating to money: monetary
pedant
narrow-minded teacher
perdition
eternal damnation: hell
peremptory
dictatorial; unconditional
perfidious
treachery
perfunctory
mechanical; indifferent
periphery
outward bounds
pernicious
very destructive; fatal
perpetuate
cause to last indefinitely
perquisite
a privilege or profit beyond regular pay
perspicacious
having insight
pert
forward; impertinent
perturbation
agitation