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Opulent

AHP yuh lunt
Adj. luxurious
S- extravagant, lavish, luxuriant, palatial, plush, sumptuous, swank, affluent, wealthy, rich
A- depressed, destitute, poor, menial, impoverished, impecunious

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Ossify

OS uh fye
Verb. To change into bone, to become rigid, inflexible
S- petrify, fossilize, turn to stone
A- melt, soften, liquefy

2

Ostracism

AH struh sih zum
Noun. Banishment or exclusion by consensus
S- exile, removal, shunning
A- acceptance, adoption, inclusion

3

Palliate

PAL ee ate
Verb. To relieve, or moderate the intensity of
S- mitigate, assuage, soothe, relieve
A- intensify, magnify, escalate

4

Paltry

PAWL tree
Adj. small, trivial, meager, insignificant
S- inconsequential, minor, petty, trifling
A- important, outstanding

5

Paradox

PAR uh docks
Noun. A seemingly contradictory statement that is nonetheless true
S- ambiguity, anomaly, enigma, inconsistency, mystery,oddity, riddle, conundrum, puzzle
A- precept,proposition, axiom, truism

6

Parochial

puh ROH kee ul
Adj. holding a narrow, restricted point of view, often selfish or prejudiced
S- limited, local, provincial
A- public, universal

7

Parody

PAR uh dee
Noun. A work that imitates for comic effect or ridicule
S- burlesque, caricature, cartoon, farce, mimicry, mockery, pastiche, roast, satire, impersonation, lampoon
A- drama, documentary

8

Patent

PAYT unt
Adj. obvious
S- apparent, barefaced, blatant, flagrant, evident, palpable, prominent, unequivocal, unmistakable, transparent, glaring, indisputable
a- concealed, inconspicuous, obscure, indistinct, vague

9

Patrician

puh TRISH un
Noun. Person of noble birth, an aristocrat
S- lady, lord, noble
A- peasant, plebeian

10

Pedestrian

puh DESS tree uhn
Adj. plan, boring, banal
S- commonplace, lifeless, mediocre, mundane, everyday
A- interesting, exciting, creative, different, extraordinary

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Peevish

PEE vish
Adj. perversely stubborn, characterized by ill-temper or moodiness
S- cross, grouchy, irritable,testy, petulant, sullen
A- agreeable, cooperative, accepting, friendly, pleasant

12

Pejorative

pih JOR uh tiv
Adj. having a negative connotation, disparaging, belittling
S- degrading, derisive, derogatory, negative, belittling
A- favorable, complimentary, positive, praising

13

Pernicious

pur NISH us
Adj. deadly, noxious, highly destructive
S- fatal, lethal, mortal, dangerous, evil
a- healthful, beneficial, innocuous, kind

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Pertinacious

pur tuh NAY shus
Adj. unyielding, stubbornly holding to some belief
S- obstinate, steadfast, persistent, determined
A- yielding, conceding, tentative

15

Peruse

puh RUZ
Verb. To examine with great detail, read through something very carefully
S- read, scrutinize, study, analyze, inspect
A- disregard, overlook, neglect, scan, skim, glance

16

Pervade

pur VAYD
Verb. To spread throughout
S- fill, imbue, impregnate, infuse, penetrate, permeate, suffuse, transfuse, saturate
A- deplete, drain, exhaust, void

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Philistine

FIL uh steen
Adj. smug and ignorant with animosity toward art and culture
S- barbaric, base, bawdy, boorish, churlish, crass, immodest, loutish, lowbred, raffish, uncivilized, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured
A- sophisticated, cultured, refined, polished

18

Picayune

pih kee YOON
Adj. of little value or importance, petty, small-minded piety
S- insignificant, minor, paltry, trivial
A- significant, important, great

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Pique

PEEK
Verb. To arouse anger or resentment, irritate, provoke
S- annoy, offend, peeve
A- soothe, calm, satisfy