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Paleontology

study of past geological eras through fossil remains
paleo- ancient

paleoethnic

relating to the earliest races of man
paleo- ancient

paleography

study of ancient writings
paleo- ancient

paleology

study of antiquities
paleo- ancient

paleogenetic

of past origin
paleo- ancient

pact

a treaty
pac- peace

pacifist

person opposed to war or violence between nations
pac- peace

pacific

calm, peaceful
pac- peace

panorama

broad view, comprehensive picture
pan- all, every
orama- view

pantheon

all the gods of a people, group of highly regarded person
pan- all, every
the- god

panoply

impressive array
pan- all, every
opl- weapon
y- noun

pandemic

spread over a whole area
pan- all, every

par

equality of status or value
par- equal

apartheid

a system of discrimination based on race that formerly existed in South Africa
par- equal

paradisiacal

heavenly, wonderful
para- beyond, related, alongsides

paragon

model of excellence
para- beyond, related, alongsides

patronage

support of a sponsor or benefactor, as for a cause or an institution
patr- father

patrimony

inheritance of heritage derived from one's father
patr- father

pedant

uninspired, boring academic who makes a display of his or her learning
ped- child
ant- person

pedantic

showing off learning
ped- child
ant- person

pedodontics

dentistry dealing with the treatment of children's teeth
pedo- child
dont- teeth

pedate

having feet
ped- foot
ate- adj

pedometer

a device that measures distance by the number of steps of a walker
pedo- foot
meter- measure

podiatry

the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the foot
pod- foot

pulsate

beat, to vibrate
puls- drive, urge

repulse

drive back, repel
re- back
pulse- drive, urge

peregrinate

wander through
per- through, completely

percutaneous

effecting something through the skin
per- through, completely

periosteal

around a bone
peri- around, near

peripatetic

moving about or from place to place
peri- around, near
patet- walk
ic- adj

perihelion

the point in orbit nearest the Sun
peri- around, near
heli- sun
on- noun

perigee

the point in orbit nearest Earth
peri- around, near
gee- earth

periphrasis

circumlocution
peri- around, near
phrase- speak

petulant

contemptuous, peevish
moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance
pet- seek, request, assail

petitio principli

begging the question
pet- seek, request, assail

philhelline

lover of things Greek
phil- love, fondness, preference

philtre

love potion
phil- love, fondness, preference

arachnophobia

abnormal fear of spiders

agoraphobia

fear of places that are public or open

phototaxis

growth directed by light
photo- light

physiolatry

worship of nature
physio- nature

physiognomy

divination of character from a person's face
physio- nature

picturesque

of a picture, quaintly attractive
picture
esque- in the manner of

placate

lessen another's answer, pacify
plac- please

implacable

inflexible, incapable of being appeased
im- not
plac- please
able- adj

complacent

self-satisfied
com- thoroughly
plac- please
ent- adj

metropolitan

relating to a major city
metro- mother, major
polit- city, state, citizen
an- adj, noun

cosmopolitan

common to the whole world
cosmo- universe
polit- city, state, citizen
an- adj, noun

polity

political organization of a state
polit- state

polyglot

speaker of many language
poly- many
glot- language, tongue

repose

place, to lay down
re- again
pose- place, put

populace

the masses, crowd, people
popul- the people

populous

containing many inhabitants
popul- the people
ous- adj

portage

the act of transporting or carrying
port- carry, gate
age- noun

portfolio

case to carry papers
port- carry, gate
folio- 對摺紙

posterity

future generations, all of a person's descendants
post- after, behind

posthumous

after a person's death
post- after, behind
humous- ground

post factum

after the event
post- after, behind

preclude

make possible in advance
pre- before, earlier
clude- shut

precept

principle, law
pre- before, earlier
cept- take

precedent

a model for something that follows
pre- before, earlier

prehensile

able to grasp
prehens- seize, grasp

prima facie

at first sight, on the face of it
prim- before, first

primapara

a woman having her first child
prim- first, before

primeval

ancient, primitive
prim- before, first
ev- age

primordial

original existing from the beginning
prim- before, first
ordinal- beginning

primogeniture

state of being the eldest child
prim- before, first

pro re nata

for an emergency (for the thing born)
pro- in favor of

prodigy

highly gifted child, marvel
pro- in favor of

proclivity

tendency, inclination
pro- in favor of

protogenic

formed at the beginning
proto- first, earliest

protomorphic

primitive
proto- first, earliest

protoplast

an original ancestor
proto- first, earliest
plast- something formed

protolithis

relating to the first stone age
proto- first, earliest
lith- stone

pseudopsia

an optical illusion
pseudo- false

pseudodox

false doctrine
pseudo- false

pseudocyesis

false pregnancy
pseudo- false

psychedelic

mind- expanding
psych- mind

punctilious

strictly attentive to small details of form in conduct
punct- point, prick

punctilio

a fine point of etiquette
punct- point, prick

putative

supposed
putat- think, calculate

repute

consider, suppose
re- against
pute- think, calculate

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