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pachyderm
n. thick-skinned animal
paean
n. song of praise or joy
palimpsest
n. parchment used for second time after original writing was erased
pall
v. grow tiresome
pallet
n. small, poor bed
palliate
v. ease pain; make less severe or offensive
pan
v. criticize sharply
panacea
n. cure-all; remedy for all diseases
pandemic
adj. widespread
panegyric
n. formal praise
paragon
n. model of perfection
parameter
n. limit; independent variable
pariah
n. social outcast
parity
n. equality; close resemblance
parlance
n. language; idiom
parley
n. conference
parochial
adj. narrow in outlook; provincial; related to parishes
paroxysm
n. fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage
parry
v. ward off a blow; deflect
parsimony
n. stinginess; excessive frugality
partiality
n. inclination; bias
pastiche
n. imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing
patois
n. local or provincial dialect
patrician
adj. noble; aristocratic
paucity
n. scarcity
peccadillo
n. slight offense