Flashcards in 1610 Deck (46):
D. extremely proud; immoderate
E. a director who has little patience for overweening actors who think they are above taking advice and criticism / overweening desire for wealth and fame
D. one who opposes wars
D. a song of joy or praise
E. his retirement party featured many paeans for his long years of service to the company
D. suitable for eating
D. very large and impressive, like a palace
D. idle talk
E. Enough of this palaver. We have a lot to discuss.
D. to become boring or otherwise bothersome
E. his humor began to pall on us
D. to lessen (pain); to excuse
E. treatments that can palliate the painful symptoms of the disease / don't try to palliate your constant lying by claiming that everybody lies
E. The movie is a pallid version of the classic novel
D. able to be felt or to be grasped by the senses
E. The attraction between them was palpable. / There was a palpable excitement in the air as the town prepared for the festival.
E. a paltry, underhanded scheme to get someone fired / the hotel's shabby, outdated exercise room was its paltry attempt at a health spa
D. a cure-all
E. The law will improve the lives of local farmers, but it is no panacea. / a woman who seems to believe that chicken soup is a panacea for nearly everything
D. to cater to another's unworthy desires, especially sexual
E. The speech was pandering to racial prejudice. / He refuses to pander to the latest fashions.
D. a formal tribute, a speech or piece of writing praising somebody/something
E. wrote a panegyric on the centennial of the Nobel laureate's birth /
D. a suit of armor; a large and impressive number or collection of something
E. the full panoply of a military funeral / no need for the panoply of power
D. an example or model
E. a new study that challenges the current evolutionary paradigm
D. a statement that appears false but may be true; a statement that contradicts itself and is false
D. a model of perfection
E. in Arthurian legend, Sir Galahad is depicted as the one knight who is a paragon of virtue
D. chief; dominent
D. a mental illness in which a person may wrongly believe that other people are trying to harm them, that they are somebody very important, etc. (nous-mind)
E. I had to admit that my fears were just paranoia.
D. a large number of objects or personal possessions, especially the equipment that you need for a particular activity
E. an electric kettle and all the paraphernalia for making tea and coffee
D. a person who always relies on or benefits from other people and gives nothing back
E. He regards students as parasites on society.
D. a medicine, used especially to relieve pain
D. an outcast
E. I felt like a pariah when I wore the wrong outfit to the dinner party.
E. Prison officers are demanding pay parity with the police force. / In many professions women have yet to achieve anything like parity at the higher levels.
D. a manner of speaking or writing
E. in common/legal/modern parlance / A Munro, in climbing parlance, is a Scottish mountain exceeding 3000 feet.
D. an attack or convulsion
E. He went into paroxysms of laughter.
D. the killing of a parent
D. to defend yourself against somebody who is attacking you by pushing their arm, weapon, etc. to one side
E. He parried and then threw a punch. / She cleverly parried the reporters' questions.
E. her parsimony was so extreme that she'd walk five miles to the store to save a few cents on gas
D. bias; prejudice
E. a person with an unfortunate partiality for jumping to conclusions
D. one who has risen in wealth or power quickly
E. the kind of trophy house that a parvenu buys to prove to people, and to himself, that he has indeed arrived
D. pertaining to shepherds or rural life in general
E. The house is situated in a charming pastoral setting.
D. a feeling of pity or sorrow
D. a father and ruler
E. The tribe's patriarch ruled for 20 years before his death.
D. the killing of one's father
D. an inheritance
E. These historic landmarks are an important part of our cultural patrimony.
E. a paucity of useful answers to the problem of traffic congestion at rush hour
D. a minor fault
E. She forgave her husband's sexual peccadilloes.
D. to embezzle
D. pertaining to money
E. the judge recused himself from the case because he had a pecuniary interest in the company that was being sued
D. teacher, schoolmaster; especially : a dull, formal, or pedantic teacher
E. a pedagogue whose classroom lessons consisted entirely of reading directly from the textbook in a monotone