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pachyderm
thick-skinned animal
palatable
AGREEABLE; pleasing to taste
palate
sense of taste
palatial
magnificent
palette
board on which a painter mixes pigments
palimpsest
parchment used for second time after original writing has been erased
pall
grow tiresome
pallet
small, poor bed
palliate
ease pain; make less severe or offensive
pallid
pale; WAN
palpable
easily perceptible; tangible
palpitate
throb; flutter
paltry
insignificant; trifling; petty
pan
criticize harshly
panacea
cure-all; remedy for all diseases
panache
flair; flamboyance
pander
cater to the low desires of others
parable
short, simple story teaching a moral
paradigm
model; example; pattern
parallelism
SIMILARITY; state of being parallel
parameter
LIMIT; independent variable
paramount
foremost in importance; supreme
paramour
illicit lover
paraphernalia
equipment; odds and ends
parasite
toady; sycophant
parched
extremely dry; very thirsty
pariah
social outcast
parity
equality; close resemblance
parlance
language; idiom
parley
conference
parochial
narrow in outlook; provincial; related to parishes
parish
a local church community
paroxysm
fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage
parry
ward off a blow; deflect; to defend yourself against someone who is attacking you by pushing their weapon or hand to one side; to avoid answering a question that is difficult to answer or that someone does not want to answer:
parsimony
stinginess; excessive frugality
partial
HAVING A LIKING FOR SOMETHING; incomplete
partiality
inclination; bias
partition
divide into parts
passe
old-fashioned; past the prime
pastiche
imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing
patent
open for the public to read; obvious
pity
pathos, pathetic
patina
green crust on old bronze works; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
patois
local or provincial dialect
patrician
noble; aristocratic
pauper
very poor person
peccadillo
slight offense