Ornery to Paragon

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Mrs. Landiguin's vocabulary words

Ornery

having an irritable disposition, cantankerous

Oscillate

to swing back and forth like a pendulum, to vary between opposing beliefs or feelings

Ossify

to change into bone; to become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern

Ostracize

to exclude from a group by common consent

Oust

to remove from position by force; eject

Paean

a tribute, a song or expression of praise

Palatial

relating to a palace; magnificent

Palimpsest

an object or place having diverse layers or aspects beneath the surface

Palpable

capable of being touched or felt; easily perceived

Paltry

pitifully small or worthless

Panache

flamboyance or dash in style and action

Pandemic

occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting a large portion of the population

Panegyric

elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise

Paradigm

an outstandingly clear or typical example

Paragon

a model of excellence or perfection

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