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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

Pathetic: pitiful
Example: [a pathetic sight]

Pathogen: agent causing disease
Example: [a dangerous pathogen]

Pathogenic:
causing disease

Pathological:
extreme, pertaining to the study of diseases, neurotic, uncontrolled, relating to disease, not sensible, unreasonable
Example: [a pathological compulsion]

Pathology:
the study of diseases

Pathos:
feeling of sadness emotion
Example: [There’s a pathos in his writings]

Patina:
green crust on old bronze works
Example: [the patina on this bronze statue]

Patois:
local or provincial dialect
Example: [the scholar did not understand the patois of the natives]

Patriarch:
the male leader of a family

Patrician:
aristocrat
Example: [we greatly admired her well-bred, patrician elegance]

Patricide:
murder of one’s own father
Example: [It’s just that our society is now quickly turning body fat into a taboo, somewhere below incest and patricide]

Patrimony:
inheritance or heritage derived from one’s father
Example: [he spent his patrimony within two years of his father’s death]

Patriotism:
Love and devotion to one’s country.

Patronize:
disparage, condescend, to buy from
Example: [We always patronize Taj Restaurant – the food is so good there]

Patronymic:
family name, derived from paternal ancestors
Example: [Thorley Chivers … had resumed her first husband’s patronymic, and called herself the Marchioness Manson. His name was Sven Anderssen, his one pride being that his patronymic was spelt with a double “s.”]

Patter:
To mumble something over and over.

Paucity:
scarcity
Example: [a paucity of information]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Pauper: poor person

Pauperism:
Dependence on charity.

Pavilion:
tent
Example: [the West Pavilion of the General Hospital]

Pawn:
pledge
Example: [Of all items pawned, jewelry is the most common]

Payee:
A person to whom money has been or is to be paid.

Peaceable:
peace-loving, compliant, inclined to peace, agreeable, not argumentative
Example: [Lea was a good man and much respected, peaceable, courteous and generous]

Peaceful:
Tranquil.

Peaked:
pale, wan, haggard
Example: [looked a bit peaked]

Peccable:
Capable of sinning.

Peccadillo:
a minor fault
Example: [Besides, the gift bag peccadillo is the least skeevy of Jeter’s alleged bedroom behavior]

Peccant:
Guilty.

Pectoral:
Pertaining to the breast or thorax.

Peculate:
steal embezzle
Example: [the crime of peculating public funds]

Peculation:
theft of money or goods
Example: [the auditors discovered her peculations]

Peculiar:
unusual
Example: [a peculiar smell]

Peculiarity:
characteristic
Example: [we all have our little peculiarities]

Pecuniary:
relating to money
Example: [a pecuniary matter]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Pedagogics: The science and art of teaching.

Pedagogue:
formal teacher dull
Example: [With one honourable exception, every pedagogue who taught or tutored me for long enough to influence my views was steeped in bellicism]

Pedagogy:
The science and art of teaching

Pedal:
A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments cycles and other machines.

Pedant:
a person who is too interested in formal rules and small unimportant details
Example: [A pedant or two might ask if you really mean rocket propellants when you say rocket fuel]

Pedantic:
bookish
Example: [being unnecessarily pedantic]

Peddle:
sell
Example: [peddle drugs]

Peddler:
One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.

Pedestal:
support, base, foundation, stand, position in which one is admired so much that you treat them as though they are faultless
Example: [Its height is supposed to have been, with its pedestal, about seventy feet, the material was bronze. His girlfriend put him on a pedestal]

Pedestrian:
unimaginative common
Example: [he wrote page after page of pedestrian prose]

Pediatrician (Paediatrician):
a child doctor
Example: [when my child had fever, we took him to a pediatrician]

Pediatrics:
The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.

Pedigree:
One’s line of ancestors.

Pediment:
triangular gable on a roof or façade
Example: [the pediment of the building was filled with sculptures]

Peer:
a person of the same rank or group
Example: [peer pressure]

Peerage:
aristocracy, nobility, noble class
Example: [Her husband was really deserving of her; independent of his peerage, his wealth, and his attachment, being to a precision the most charming young man in the world. A baronetcy was spoken of with confidence; a peerage was frequently mentioned]
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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