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Flashcards in Pacify-Permeate Deck (34):
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Pacify

To calm someone down
To placate

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Painstaking

Extremely careful
Taking pains

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Palliate

To relieve or alleviate something without getting rid if the problem
To assuage
To mitigate

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Palpable

Capable of being touched
Obvious
Tangible

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Paltry

Insignificant
Worthless

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Panacea

Something that cures everything

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Paradigm

A model or example

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Paradox

A true statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems to contradict itself
An untrue statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems logical

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Parochial

Narrow or confined in point if 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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Paternal

Fatherly
Father like

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Pathology

The science of diseases

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Patriarch

The male head of a family or tribe

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Patrician

A person of noble birth
An aristocrat

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Patronize

To treat as an inferior
To condescend to

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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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Perjorative

Negative
Disparaging

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Penchant

A strong taste or liking for something
A predilection

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Penitent

Sorry
Repentant
Contrite

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Pensive

Thoughtful and sad

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Peremptory

Final
Categorical
Dictatorial

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Perennial

Continual
Happening again an again or year after year.

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Perfidy

Treachery

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Perfunctory

Unenthusiastic
Careless

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Peripatetic

Wandering
Traveling continually
Itinerant

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Periphery

The outside edge or something

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Perjury

Lying under oath

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Permeate

To spread or seep through
To penetrate