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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

Palate: appreciation, enjoyment, roof of mouth, liking, sense of taste
Example: [He felt his palate itching]

Palatial: splendid grand
Example: [he owned a palatial house]

Palaver:
nonsense babble
Example: [the task was such a palaver, I swore I’d never do it again]

Paleontologist:
one who studies fossils

Paleontology:
the science that studies prehistoric forms of life
Example: [a paleontology museum]

Palette:
board for mixing paints
Example: [students can use a paper palette when they learn painting]

Palimpsest:
parchment used for second time after original

Palindrome:
kayak), a word or sentence that reads the same in either forward or reverse direction (e.g. race car
Example: [I have seen it stated that the English language affords but one specimen of the palindrome, while the Latin and Greek have many]

Palinode:
A retraction.

Pall:
to become dull or weary
Example: [work quickly palled]

Pallet:
poor bed small
Example: [straw pallet]

Palliate:
ease to make less serious
Example: [doctors must palliate which they can’t cure]

Pallid:
sallow, pale, lacking color or liveliness
Example: [His face seemed pallid and unhealthy]

Pallidly:
palely, in a manner lacking liveliness or strength, weakly, dimly, faintly, feebly
Example: [He stared at it pallidly, like Macbeth at the ghost of Banquo]

Pallor:
colorlessness, whiteness, unnatural paleness of the skin, especially because of illness, fear or death
Example: [Her lips quivered a little, and the pallor of her face caught at his heart]

Palpable:
obvious, touchable, real
Example: [a palpable effect]

Palpitate:
throb beat
Example: [My heart was palpitating with fear]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Palsy: Paralysis.

Paltry:
pitifully small or worthless scarce
Example: [He was our coachman, and my father once had him arrested, on account of some paltry offence, for twenty-four hours]

Paly:
Lacking color or brilliancy.

Pamphlet:
A brief treatise or essay usually on a subject of current interest.

Pamphleteer:
a writer of booklets (usually political ones)
Example: [The principles which the periodical pamphleteers instill into people are truly alarming in their nature]

Pan:
censure, criticize, denunciate, disparage, blame
Example: [His most recent film was panned by the critics]

Panacea:
cure-all
Example: [Technology is not a panacea for all our problems]

Panache:
flair flamboyance
Example: [He dressed with panache]

Pan-American:
Including or pertaining to the whole of America both North and South.

Pandemic:
spread over a whole area or country
Example: [Malaria is still pandemic in India]

Pandemonium:
commotion din
Example: [the pandemonium of the school playground]

Pander:
cater to people’s baser instincts
Example: [It’s not good the way she panders to his every whim]

Panegyric:
praise
Example: [She delivered a panegyric on the President-elect]

Panel:
A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame.

Panic:
A sudden unreasonable overpowering fear.

Panoply:
full suit of armor
Example: [panoply of remedies and drugs]

Panorama:
broad view vista
Example: [From the hotel roof you can enjoy a panorama of the whole city]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Pantheism: The worship of nature for itself or its beauty.

Pantheon:
A circular temple at Rome with a fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof.

Pantomime:
mime
Example: [an evening of music, drama and pantomime]

Pantoscope:
A very wide-angled photographic lens.

Pantry:
storeroom
Example: [get tea from the office pantry]

Papacy:
office of the Pope, the official power of the Roman Catholic Church
Example: [a short history of the papacy in the middle ages]

Papyrus:
paper
Example: [Egyptians were among the first to write on papyrus]

Parable:
allegory
Example: [the wise man told parables]

Paradigm:
a model
Example: [to produce a change in the paradigm]

Paradox:
seemingly in contradiction
Example: [a curious paradox]

Paradoxical:
self-contradictory but true
Example: [this statement appears paradoxical]

Paragon:
model of excellence or perfection
Example: [a paragon of virtue]

Parallel:
To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts.

Parallelism:
similarity essential likeness
Example: [there is a striking parallelism between the twins]

Paralysis:
Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.

Paralyze:
To deprive of the power to act.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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