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pacific

calm, peaceful

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pacifist

one opposed to war

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pacify

to restore calm, bring peace

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palatial

like a palace, magnificent

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palaver

idle talk

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paleontology

study of past geological eras through fossil remains

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palette

board for mixing paints; range of colors

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palisade

fence made up of stakes

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pall (n)

covering that darkens or obscures; coffin

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pall (v)

to lose strength or interest

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palliate

to make less serious, ease

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pallid

lacking color or liveliness

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palpable

obvious, real, tangible

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palpitation

trembling, shaking, irregular beating

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paltry

pitifully small or worthless

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panacea

flamboyance, verve

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pandemic

spread over a whole area or country

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panegyric

elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise

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panoply

impressive array

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panorama

broad view; comprehensive picture

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paradigm

ideal example, model

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paradox

contradiction, incongruity; dilemma, puzzle

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paradoxical

self-contradictory but true

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paragon

model of excellence or perfection

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paramount

supreme, dominant, primary

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paraphrase

to reword, usually in simpler terms

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parasite

person or animal that lives at another's expense

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parch

to dry or shrivel

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pare

to trim

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pariah

outcast