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parable

religious allegory; fable; morality tale

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paradis

a model or example

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paragon

a model or pattern of excellence

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parallel

similar, comparable

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parochial

narrow or confined in point of view; provincial

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paroxysm

a sudden, violent outburst; a severe attack

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parasimonious

stingy

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partisan

one who supports a particular person, cause, or idea

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partition

division, dividing wall

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patent

obvious

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pathology

science of diseases

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pathos

that which makes people feel pity or sorrow

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patina

a surface discoloration caused by age and oxidation

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patrician

a person of noble birth, an aristocrat

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patrimony

an inheritance, especially from a father; a legacy

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peccadillo

a minor offense

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pedantic

boringly scholarly or academic

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pedestrian

unimaginative, banal

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pejorative

negative, disparaging

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penchant

a strong taste or liking for something; a predilection

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pensive

thoughtful and sad

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peregrination

wandering; traveling; expedition

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peremptory

final; categorical; dictatorial

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perfidy

treachery

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perfunctory

unenthusiastic; careless