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15 terms

Ornery to Paragon

Mrs. Landiguin's vocabulary words
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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