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Flashcards in P and Q Lists Vocabulary Deck (20):
1

group or collection that is impressive because it is so big/includes different kinds

panoply

2

gods of particular people; famous/important people of a culture

pantheon

3

model/pattern on how something should be done

paradigm

4

sudden strong feeling or expression of emotion that cannot be controlled

paroxysm

5

person from low social position who has suddenly become wealthy, powerful, or successful but not accepted by other people

parvenu

6

thin, usually green layer that forms on metals; shiny or dark surface that forms naturally on something

patina

7

art, science, profession of teaching; ideology of teaching; person who enjoys using professorial language; being stuffy //teacher

pedagogy/pedagogue

8

word or phrase that is discouraging/belittling

pejorative

9

second to last

penultimate

10

an acceptable or unwelcome person

persona non grata

11

petty, worthless

picayune

12

an old Saxon term of endearment for a girl

pigsney

13

extravagantly dressed; vain, pretentious person

popinjay

14

poser; person who acts in a way so that people like them; phony

poseur

15

tending or able to change frequently/easy

protean

16

playful, esp. in a mischievous way

puckish

17

a coward

quakebuttock

18

reject or void, esp. by legal procedure

quash

19

in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy; calmness

quiescent

20

of or occurring every day; daily, mundane (in a bad way)

quotidian