P Words

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These are Mrs. Violette's P word vocab---study for the FINAL!!!

pilloried

a wooden framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used to expose an offender to public derision;to expose to public derision, ridicule, or abuse

paradigm

a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, esp. the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme.a display in fixed arrangement of such a set, as boy, boy's, boys, boys'.an example serving as a model; pattern

pecuniary

of or pertaining to money;consisting of or given or exacted in money or monetary payments

penumbra

a shadowy, indefinite, or marginal area.

peculate

to steal or take dishonestly (money, esp. public funds, or property entrusted to one's care); embezzle.

promulgate

to make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or put into operation (a law, decree of a court, etc.).to set forth or teach publicly (a creed, doctrine, etc.).

parsimony

extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess; *****rdliness.

palliate

to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate;to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate

parse

to analyze (a sentence) in terms of grammatical constituents, identifying the parts of speech, syntactic relations, etc.to describe (a word in a sentence) grammatically, identifying the part of speech, inflectional form, syntactic function,

peccant

sinning; guilty of a moral offense;violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong

pedestrian

lacking in vitality, imagination, distinction, etc.; commonplace; prosaic or dull.a person who goes or travels on foot; walker;going or performed on foot; walking.

pejorative

having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force

propinquity

nearness in place; proximity;nearness of relation;kinship;affinity of nature;similarity;nearness in time

proscriptive

prohibited,outlawed

prevaricate

to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie

prosaic

commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative.of or having the character or form of prose rather than poetry

preternatural

out of the ordinary course of nature; exceptional or abnormal; out of nature; supernatural

punctilious

strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions

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