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parity
equality; similarity
parley
discussion; conference
parlous
dangerous
parochial
local; narrow; limited
parody
a work which imitates another in a ridiculous manner
paroxysm
a sudden outburst; a fit
parrot
to repeat or imitate without understanding
parry
to avoid something such as a thrust or blow
parsimonious
stingy; miserly
partisan
a strong supporter of a cause
passé
old fashioned; out-of-date
passive
submissive; unresisting
pastoral
pertaining to the country; rural
patent (two meanings)
a government protection for an inventor (n); evident or obvious (adj)
paternal
fatherly
pathogenic
causing disease
pathos
pity; deep feeling
patriarch
an early biblical person regarded as one of the fathers of the human race
patrician
aristocratic
patrimony
inherited right; heritage
patronage
the control of power to make appointments to government jobs
patronize (two meanings)
to be a customer; to talk down to
paucity
scarcity; lack
peccadillo
a minor offense
pectoral
pertaining to the chest
peculate
to steal; to embezzle
pecuniary
pertaining to money
pedagogue
a schoolteacher
pedantic
tending to show off one's learning
pedestrian (two meanings)
one who walks (n); ordinary or dull (adj)