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ALTER
(L) other
altercation
n. a noisy quarrel
altruism
n. concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness
EPI
(G) on, toward
ephemeral
adj. lasting for a very short time (literally for one day); transitory; not everlasting
epitaph
n. an inscription on a tombstone in memory of the person buried there; a brief (literary) summary of a dead person's life
epitome
n. a typicalrepresentation of something; a person who embodies a quality
aponymous
adj. referring to the name of a person, a mythical being, or a literary figure associated with something, or , or to a word incorporating the name of such a person
PARA
(G) beside
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
n. 1. in mathematics, a constant that has variable values and is used to determine other variables

2. a factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary
PERI
(G) around
peripatetic
adj. walking or traveling
peripheral
adj. 1. pertaining to the boundary of an area

2. of minor importance
TITHENAI
(G) to put
anathema
n. 1. a person or thing detested and shunned

2. a curse, especially a formal church ban or excommunication
antithesis
n. 1. an exact opposite; a complete contrast

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