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English Vocab Lesson 22

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paltry
insignificant; petty, trifling
paradigm
model; example; pattern
paradox
something apparently contradictory in nature; statement that looks false but is actually correct
paragon
model of perfectin
parochial
narrow in outlook; provincial; related to parishes
parody
humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty
parry
ward off a blow; deflect
parsimony
stinginess; excessive frugality
partial
incomplete
partial
biased; having a liking for something
partisan
one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party
passive
not active; acted upon
paucity
scarcity; lack
pedantic
showing off learning; bookish
penchant
strong inclination; liking
pensive
dreamily thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative
perceptive
insightful; aware; wise
perfunctory
superficial; not throught; lacking interest, care or enthrusiasm
peripheral
marginal; outer
perjury
false testimony while under oath
pernicious
very destructive
perpetuate
make something last; preserve from extinction
perturb
disturb greatly
pervasive
pervading; spread throughout