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Flashcards in Vocab P Q Deck (18):
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Pantheon

Famous/important people of a culture

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Paradigm

Model/pattern to be followed

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Paroxysm

Sudden strong feeling or expression of emotion that cannot be controlled

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Parvenu

Person from low social class who has recently ascended into wealth but isn't accepted by the other rich people

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Patina

Thin,shiny layer that covers something

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Pedagogy/pedagogue

Ideology of teaching (negative sense) / person who teaches/ enjoys using fancy words and sounding stuffy

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Pejorative

Word or phrase used in a discouraging way

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Penultimate

Second to last

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Persona non grata

An unwelcome person

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Picayune

Petty worthless

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Popinjay

Extravagantly dressed, vain, pretentious person

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Poseur

Poser

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Protean

Tending or able to change quickly/frequently

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Puckish

Playful, childish in a mischievous way

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Quash

Reject or void with legal procedure, squash (a rebellion like thing)

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Quiescent

In a State or period of dormancy calm inactivity peace

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Quotidian

Of or occurring daily, mundane (negative sense)

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Panoply

Group or collection that is impressive because of its size