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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

Parameter: limit
Example: [keep within the parameters]

Paramount: foremost, chief, supreme
Example: [of paramount importance]

Paramour:
lover
Example: [she sought divorce on the ground that her husband had a paramour in another town]

Paranoia:
type of a psychological disease where a person thinks everybody hates him

Paranoid:
demented obsessively suspicious
Example: [He started feeling paranoid and was convinced his boss was going to fire him]

Paranormal:
supernatural
Example: [paranormal powers]

Parapet:
defense rampart
Example: [there was no parapet on the roof of my house]

Paraphernalia:
equipment
Example: [cricket paraphernalia]

Paraphrase:
restatement
Example: [to paraphrase, what it means is]

Parasite:
one who lives at another’s expense
Example: [Financial speculators are parasites upon the national economy]

Parcel:
package
Example: [a food parcel]

Parched:
dehydrated, arid, dry desiccated
Example: [the parched desert landscape]

Pare:
cut away, trim, chop off, reduce, diminish
Example: [A lithographic stone or piece of marble will serve as a bed upon which to pare the leather]

Paregoric:
medicine to ease pain

Parentage:
The relation of parent to child of the producer to the produced or of cause to effect.

Pariah:
outcast
Example: [I am not a pariah to be shunned and outcast]

Parish:
administrative area, district that has its own church, congregation, churchgoers, community
Example: [a church parish]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Parisian: Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.

Parity:
equality
Example: [pay parity]

Parlance:
local speech
Example: [in common parlance]

Parley:
discussion conference
Example: [After some serious parleying, both sides agreed to settle their differences]

Parliament:
A legislative body.

Parlor:
living room studio, reception room, premises, salon
Example: [The young lady of wealthy parents may rejoice when the grand piano first enters her father’s parlor]

Parochial:
restricted, narrow-minded, provincial, prejudiced, relating to a church parish
Example: [The average incomes of the parochial clergy, meanwhile, were small. We need people who would not take narrow parochial views]

Parody:
ridicule imitation
Example: [he wrote parodies of other people’s works]

Paronymous:
Derived from the same root or primitive word.

Paroxysm:
convulsion outburst
Example: [paroxysms of laughter]

Parricide:
The murder of a parent

Parrot:
mimic
Example: [she just parrots anything that her mom says]

Parry:
ward off, avert, reflect
Example: [the president parried enquiries about the arms scandal]

Parse:
explain, deconstruct, (Grammar) analyze a sentence, describe, break down
Example: [to parse a sentence]

Parsimonious:
stingy
Example: [She’s too parsimonious to give a party]

Partial:
incomplete
Example: [partial withdrawal of troops]

Partiality:
bias
Example: [there was no evidence of partiality in the selection process]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Partible: Separable.

Participant:
One having a share or part.

Participate:
To receive or have a part or share of.

Partisan:
supporter
Example: [partisan politics]

Partition:
division
Example: [partition of India in 1947]

Parturition:
delivery child birth
Example: [the doctor anticipated difficulties at the parturition]

Parvenu:
social climber newcomer
Example: [although very rich, he was regarded as parvenu by the aristocrats]

Passe:
outmoded
Example: [that style is now passe]

Passé:
old, out-of-date, old-fashioned, aged, outmoded
Example: [Sewing machines have become passé]

Passible:
Capable of feeling of suffering.

Passive:
Unresponsive
Example: [He’s very passive in the relationship]

Pastiche:
imitation of another’s style
Example: [The film is a skilful, witty pastiche of “Jaws”]

Pastoral:
rustic
Example: [a pastoral scene of shepherds watching over their grazing sheep]

Patent:
the right to make or sell a new invention
Example: [a patent application]

Paternal:
Fatherly
Example: [paternal grandfather]

Paternity:
Fatherhood
Example: [paternity leave]
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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