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ALTER
L. "other"
altercation
a noisy quarrel
altruism
concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness
EPI
L. "on" "toward"
ephemeral
lasting for a very short time (literally for one day); transitory; not everlasting
epitaph
an inscription on a tombstone in memory of the person buried there; a brief (literary) summer of a dead person's life
epitome
a typical representation of something; a person who embodies a quality
eponymous
referring to the name of a person, a mythical being, or a literary figure associated with something, or to a word incorporation the name of such a person (as in "braille," "cardigan," "silhouette," "sandwich," and "spoonerism")
PARA
G "beside"
paradigm
an example serving to illustrate a process, pattern, or concept
paradox
a statement that seems contradictory but contains a truth or valid deduction
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
parameter
1. in mathematics, a constant that has variable values and is used to determine other variables
2. a factor that determines a range of variation; a boundary
PERI
G. "around"
peripatetic
walking or traveling about
peripheral
1. pertaining to the boundary of area
2. of minor importance
TITHENAI
G. "to put"
anathema
1. a person or thing detested and shunned
2. a curse, esp. a formally church ban or excommunication
antithesis
1. an exact opposite; a complete contrast
2. a rhetorical form juxtaposing contrasting ideas, often in parallel structure
epithet
a word or phrase used positively or negatively that characterizes or describes a person or thing, added to or replacing a name