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P Words

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