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pacify
to calm down
pact
an arrangement
paean
song of praise or joy
palatable
pleasant to the taste
palatial
magnificent
paleontology
study of prehistoric life
pall (two meanings)
something that covers or conceals (n); to become wearisome or unpleasant (v)
palliate
to ease; to lessen
pallid
pale; dull
palpable
obvious;capable of being touched or felt
palpitate
to beat rapidly; to tremble
palsy
muscle paralysis
paltry
trivial; worthless
panacea
a cure-all; an answer for all problems
panache
self-confidence; a showy manner
pandemic
general; widespread
pandemonium
wild disorder; confusion
panegyric
an expression of praise
pan
a sharp pain
panoply
suit of armor; any protective covering
panorama
unlimited view; comprehensive survey
parable
a simple story giving a moral or religious lesson
paradigm
a model; an example
paradox
a statement that seems contradictory, but probably true
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
parameter
boundary; limits
paramount
chief; supreme
paranoia
mental disorder characterized by a feeling of being persecuted
paraphernalia
personal belongings; equipment
paraphrase
to reword; to restate
parched
dried up; extremely thirsty
pariah
an outcast