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padre
n. chaplain (in the army forces)
paean
n. song of prase or joy
palimpsest
n. parchment or writing material used for SECOND time after original writing has been erased
pallet
n. small poor bed

palate, palette, pallet
palliate
v. ease pain, make less severe
pallid
adj. pale, wan
palpitate
v. beat rapidly, tremble, throb, flutter
paltry
adj. insignificant, petty, trifling, contemptible
pan
v. criticize harshly
panacea
n. cure-all
panache
n. flair, flamboyance
pandemic
adj. widespread, affecting the majority of people
Pandemonium
n. wild tumult/commotion, wild noisy disorder
pander
v. cater to (the low desires of others)
panegyric
adj. formal prase; encomium
pang
n. sudden sharp feeling of pain
pantomime
n./v. acting without dialogue
papyrus
n. ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
parable
n. short story teaching a moral
paramour
n. illicit lover
paraphernalia
n. equipment, odds and ends used in a particular activity, personal belongings
parched
adj. extremely dry; thirsty
pare
v. cut away the skin; trim
pariah
n. social outcast(one has been excluded from the society)
parish
n. area in the care of a single priest and served by one main church
parity
n. equality; close resemblance
cf. disparate
parlance
n. language; manner of speaking
parley
n. conference between opponents
parochial
n. narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
parody
n. humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty
paroxysm
n. fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage, sudden outburst
parquet
n. floor made of wood strips (Glenmore Rez)
parry
v. ward off a blow; deflect
parvenu
n. upstart; newly rich person
pastiche
n. imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing