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Orthodox
conventional, conforming to established protocol
Oscillate
to sway from one side to the other
Ostensible
appearing as such, seemingly
Ostentatious
excessively showy, glitzy
Ostracism
exclusion from a group
Pacific
soothing
Palatable
agreeable to the taste or sensibilities
Palette
a range of colors or qualities
Palliate
to reduce the severity of
Pallid
lacking color
Panacea
a remedy for all ills or difficulties
Paradigm
an example that is a perfect pattern or model
Paradox
an apparently contradictory statement that is perhaps true
Paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
Paramount
greatest in importance, rank, character
Pariah
an outcast
Parody
a satirical imitation
Parsimony
frugality, stinginess
Partisan
a follower, adherent
Patent
readily seen or understood, clear
Pathology
a deviation from the normal
Pathos
an emotion of sympathy
Paucity
the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts, scarcity
Pejorative
derogatory, uncomplimentary
Pellucid
easily intelligible, clear
Penchant
a tendency, partiality, preference
Penitent
remorseful, regretful
Penultimate
next to last
Penurious
miserly, stingy
Perfidious
disloyal, unfaithful
Perfunctory
showing little interest or enthusiasm
Permeate
to spread throughout, saturate
Pernicious
extremely destructive or harmful
Perplex
to confuse
Perspicacity
shrewdness, perceptiveness
Pert
flippant, bold
Pertinacious
stubbornly persistent
Perusal
a careful examination, review
Pervasive
having the tendency to spread throughout
Petulance
rudeness, irritability
Philanthropic
charitable, giving
Phlegmatic
uninterested, unresponsive
Pillage
to seize or plunder, especially in war
Pinnacle
the highest point
Pithy
concisely meaningful
Pittance
a very small amount, especially relating to money
Placate
to ease the anger of, soothe
Placid
calm, peaceful
Platitude
an uninspired remark, cliché
Plaudits
enthusiastic approval, applause