Word List 34

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Word List 34
2010-10-05 12:03:53

Barron GRE
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  1. overwrought
    extremely agitated; hysterical
  2. ovoid
  3. pachyderm
    thick-skinned animal
  4. paean
    song of praise or joy
  5. palatable
    agreeable; pleasing to the taste
  6. palate
    roof of the mouth; sense of taste
  7. palatial
    pertaining to a palace; magnificent
  8. paleontology
    study of fossils
  9. palette
    board on which a painter mixes pigments
  10. palimpsest
    parchment used for second time after original writing has been erased
  11. pall
    to grow tiresome
  12. pallet
    small, poor bed
  13. palliate
    to ease pain
  14. pallid
    pale; wan
  15. palpable
    tangible; easily perceptible
  16. palpitate
    throb; flutter
  17. paltry
    insignificant; petty; trifling
  18. pan
    to criticize harshly
  19. panache
    flair; flamboyance
  20. pandemic
  21. pandemonium
    wild tumult; chaos; uproar; disorder
  22. pander
    to cater to the low desires (i.e. violence) of others
  23. panegyric
    formal praise
  24. panoramic
    denoting an unobstructed and comprehensive view
  25. pantomime
    acting without dialogue
  26. papyrus
    ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
  27. parable
    short, simple story teaching a moral
  28. paradigm
    a model; example
  29. paramour
    illicit lover
  30. paraphernalia
  31. parity
    equality; close resemblance
  32. parlance
    a way or manner of speaking; vernacular; idiom; language
  33. parochial
    narrow in outlook; provincial
  34. burlesque
    parody; spoof; takeoff; travesty
  35. paroxysm
    fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage
  36. parquet
    floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic-like pattern
  37. parsimony
  38. passe
    old-fashioned; past the prime
  39. pastiche
    imitation of another's style in music or writing
  40. pastoral
  41. pathos
    the quality evoking pity or compassion
  42. patina
    green crust on old bronze works
  43. patois
    local or provincial dialect
  44. patrician
    noble; aristocratic
  45. pauper
    a very poor person
  46. peccadillo
    slight offense