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Palliative

To alleviate something without getting rid of the problem; mitigate

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Palpable

Tangible; obvious

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Paltry

Insignificant; worthless

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Panacea

Something that cures everything

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Paradigm

Model; example

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Paradox

Contradictory statement

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Parochial

Narrow or confined in point of view; provincial

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Parody

A satirical imitation

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Parsimonious

Stingy

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Partisan

One who supports a particular person, cause, or idea

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Patent

Obvious

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Pathology

Science of disease

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Patrician

Aristocrat; person of noble birth

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Paucity

Scarcity

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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

Strong taste or liking of something; predilection

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Penitent

Sorry; contrite

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Pensive

Thoughtful and sad