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Flashcards in Oppulent Deck (20):
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Ossify

To change into bone

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Ostracism

Banishment or exclusion by consensus

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Palliate

To make less or moderate the intensity of something

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Paltry

Small, trivial and insignificant

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Paradox

A seemingly contradictory statement that is nonetheless true

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Parochial

Having a narrow, often prejudicial point of view

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Parody

A work that imitates for comic effect or ridicule

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Patent

Obvious

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Patrician

An aristocrat or person of high birth

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Pedestrian

Plain, boring and banal

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Peevish

Perversely stubborn, with ill temper or moodiness

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Pejorative

Having a negative connotation, disparaging and belittling

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Pernicious

Deadly, and highly destructive

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Pertinacious

Unyielding; stubbornly holding to some belief

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Peruse

To examine with great detail, or read through very carefully

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Pervade

To spread throughout

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Philistine

Smug and ignorant with a hate of art and culture

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Picayune

Of little value or importance

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Pique

To irritate or provoke anger and resentment

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Opulent

Luxurious