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oxyacid - noun any acid that contains oxygen

  • oxybenzene - noun a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally

  • oxycephaly - noun a congenital abnormality of the skull; the top of the skull assumes a cone shape

  • oxydendrum - noun sourwood

  • oxygenation - noun the process of providing or combining or treating with oxygen

  • oxygenize - verb dehydrogenate with oxygen; change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule); impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen

  • oxyhemoglobin - noun the bright red hemoglobin that is a combination of hemoglobin and oxygen from the lungs

  • oxymoron - noun conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')

  • oxyopia - noun unusually acute vision

  • oxytocic - noun a drug that induces labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus

  • oxytocin - noun hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk

  • oxytone - noun word having stress or an acute accent on the last syllable

  • oxytropis - noun large widely-distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or subshrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and racemose or spicate flowers each having a pea-like corolla with a clawed petal

  • oxyuridae - noun pinworms

  • oysterfish - noun a variety of toadfish

  • ozena - noun a chronic disease of the nose characterized by a foul-smelling nasal discharge and atrophy of nasal structures

  • ozocerite - noun a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles

  • ozokerite - noun a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles

  • ozonide - noun any of a class of unstable chemical compounds resulting from the addition of ozone to a double bond in an unsaturated compound

  • ozonium - noun form genus of imperfect fungi

  • ozonize - verb convert (oxygen) into ozone


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    1. paba - noun a metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells; used to make dyes and drugs and sun blockers

    2. pabulum - noun insipid intellectual nourishment; any substance that can be used as food

    3. pac - noun committee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates

    4. paca - noun large burrowing rodent of South America and Central America; highly esteemed as food

    5. pacemaker - noun an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker; a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat; a horse used to set the pace in racing; a leading instance in its field

    6. pacer - noun a horse trained to a special gait in which both feet on one side leave the ground together; a horse used to set the pace in racing

    7. pachisi - noun an ancient board game resembling backgammon; played on a cross-shaped board

    8. pachyderm - noun any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus

    9. pachyderma - noun thickening of the skin (usually unilateral on an extremity) caused by congenital enlargement of lymph vessel and lymph vessel obstruction

    10. pachydermal - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of pachyderms

    11. pachydermatous - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of pachyderms; emotionally hardened

    12. pachydermic - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of pachyderms

    13. pachydermous - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of pachyderms

    14. pachyrhizus - noun small genus of tropical vines having tuberous roots

    15. pachysandra - noun any plant of the genus Pachysandra; low-growing evergreen herbs or subshrubs having dentate leaves and used as ground cover

    16. pachytene - noun the third stage of the prophase of meiosis

    17. pacifically - adv. in a peaceable manner

    18. pacification - noun actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency; the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined; a treaty to cease hostilities

    19. pacificism - noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration; the doctrine that all violence in unjustifiable

    20. pacificist - noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

    21. pacifier - noun device used for an infant to suck or bite on; someone who tries to bring peace

    22. pacifistic - adj. opposed to war

    23. pacifistically - adv. in a pacifistic manner

    24. packable - adj. capable of being packed

    25. packer - noun a workman employed to pack things into containers; a hiker who wears a backpack; a wholesaler in the meat-packing business

    26. packman - noun someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)

    27. packsack - noun a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder

    28. packsaddle - noun a saddle for pack animals to which loads can be attached

    29. packthread - noun a strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages

    30. padda - noun a genus of Ploceidae

    31. padder - noun a highwayman who robs on foot

    32. padding - noun artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

    33. paddlefish - noun primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout

    34. paddler - noun someone paddling a canoe

    35. paddymelon - noun small reddish-brown wallabies of scrubby areas of Australia and New Guinea

    36. paeonia - noun peonies: herbaceous or shrubby plants having showy flowers

    37. paeoniaceae - noun perennial rhizomatous herbs and shrubs; of temperate Europe and North America

    38. paganism - noun any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism

    39. paganize - verb make pagan in character

    40. pageboy - noun a smooth hair style with the ends of the hair curled inward; a boy who is employed to run errands

    41. pager - noun an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged

    42. pagination - noun the system of numbering pages

    43. pagrus - noun a genus of Sparidae

    44. paguridae - noun hermit crabs

    45. pagurus - noun type genus of the family Paguridae

    46. pahlavi - noun the script (derived from the Aramaic alphabet) used to write the Pahlavi language; the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries; Shah of Iran who was deposed in 1979 by Islamic fundamentalists (1919-1980)

    47. pahoehoe - noun freely flowing lava

    48. paigle - noun early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers; Eurasian primrose with yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel

    49. pailful - noun the quantity contained in a pail

    50. paillasse - noun mattress consisting of a thin pad filled with straw or sawdust

    51. pained - adj. hurt or upset

    52. painfully - adv. unpleasantly; in or as if in pain

    53. painfulness - noun the quality of being painful; emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid

    54. painkiller - noun a medicine used to relieve pain

    55. painless - adj. requiring little hard work or exertion; not causing physical or psychological pain

    56. painlessly - adv. without pain

    57. painstakingly - adv. in a fastidious and painstaking manner

    58. painstakingness - noun the trait of being painstaking and careful

    59. paintable - adj. lending itself to being painted

    60. paintbox - noun a box containing a collection of cubes or tubes of artists' paint

    61. painted - adj. lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting; coated with paint; having makeup applied; having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

    62. painter - noun a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing); an artist who paints; a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint; large American feline resembling a lion

    63. painterly - adj. having qualities unique to the art of painting

    64. painting - noun the occupation of a house painter; the act of applying paint to a surface; creating a picture with paints; graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

    65. paired - adj. mated sexually; used of gloves, socks, etc.; of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem

    66. paisa - noun a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan

    67. paisley - noun a soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes

    68. paiute - noun the Shoshonean language spoken by the Paiute; a member of either of two Shoshonean peoples (northern Paiute and southern Paiute) related to the Aztecs and living in the southwestern United States

    69. pajama - noun (usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging; have a jacket top and trousers; lightweight trousers worn in various eastern countries

    70. pakchoi - noun Asiatic plant grown for its cluster of edible white stalks with dark green leaves

    71. paladin - noun someone who fights for a cause

    72. palaemon - noun type genus of the family Palaemonidae; widely distributed genus

    73. palaemonidae - noun prawns

    74. palaeoanthropology - noun the scientific study of human fossils

    75. palaeobiology - noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms

    76. palaeobotany - noun the study of fossil plants

    77. palaeoclimatology - noun the study of the climate of past ages

    78. palaeodendrology - noun the branch of paleobotany that studies fossil trees

    79. palaeogeography - noun the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs

    80. palaeolithic - adj. of or relating to the second period of the Stone Age (following the eolithic); noun second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC

    81. palaeology - noun the study of (especially prehistoric) antiquities

    82. palaeopathology - noun the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)

    83. palaeornithology - noun the paleobiology of birds

    84. palaeozoology - noun the study of fossil animals

    85. palaestra - noun a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes

    86. palaetiology - noun the explanation of past events in terms of scientific causes (as geological causes)

    87. palaic - noun an Anatolian language

    88. palankeen - noun a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers

    89. palanquin - noun a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers

    90. palaquium - noun large genus of Malaysian trees with milky juice and leathery leaves

    91. palas - noun East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye

    92. palatability - noun acceptability to the mind or feelings; the property of being acceptable to the mouth

    93. palatable - adj. acceptable to the taste or mind

    94. palatableness - noun acceptability to the mind or feelings; the property of being acceptable to the mouth

    95. palatably - adv. in a palatable way

    96. palatal - adj. produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin'); relating to or lying near the palate; noun a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')

    97. palatalize - verb pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate

    98. palatial - adj. suitable for or like a palace; relating to or being a palace

    99. palatinate - noun a territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine; a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatine

    100. palatoglossal - adj. relating to the palate and tongue

    101. palau - noun a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean; a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States

    102. palaver - noun loud and confused and empty talk; flattery intended to persuade; verb have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds; influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

    103. paleencephalon - noun the more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; most structures other than the cerebral cortex

    104. paleface - noun a derogatory term for a white person (said to have been used by North American Indians)

    105. palely - adv. in a pale manner; without physical or emotional color; in a manner lacking interest or vitality

    106. paleness - noun being deficient in color; the property of having a naturally light complexion; unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

    107. paleoanthropological - adj. of or concerned with the scientific study of human fossils

    108. paleoanthropology - noun the scientific study of human fossils

    109. paleobiology - noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms

    110. paleobotany - noun the study of fossil plants

    111. paleocene - noun from 63 million to 58 million years ago; appearance of birds and earliest mammals

    112. paleoclimatology - noun the study of the climate of past ages

    113. paleodendrology - noun the branch of paleobotany that studies fossil trees

    114. paleoecology - noun the branch of ecology that studies ancient ecology

    115. paleoencephalon - noun the more primitive parts of the brain phylogenetically; most structures other than the cerebral cortex

    116. paleoethnography - noun the ethnography of paleolithic humans

    117. paleogeography - noun the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs

    118. paleographer - noun an archeologist skilled in paleography

    119. paleographist - noun an archeologist skilled in paleography

    120. paleography - noun the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)

    121. paleolith - noun a stone tool from the Paleolithic age

    122. paleology - noun the study of (especially prehistoric) antiquities

    123. paleomammalogy - noun the paleobiology of ancient mammals

    124. paleontological - adj. of or relating to paleontology

    125. paleontologist - noun a specialist in paleontology

    126. paleontology - noun the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains

    127. paleopathology - noun the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)

    128. paleornithology - noun the paleobiology of birds

    129. paleostriatum - noun the inner pale yellow part of the lenticular nucleus

    130. paleozoology - noun the study of fossil animals

    131. palestra - noun a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes

    132. paletiology - noun the explanation of past events in terms of scientific causes (as geological causes)

    133. pali - noun an ancient Prakrit language (derived from Sanskrit) that is the scriptural and liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism

    134. palilalia - noun a pathological condition in which a word is rapidly and involuntarily repeated

    135. palimpsest - noun a manuscript (usually written on papyrus or parchment) on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible

    136. paling - noun a fence made of upright pickets

    137. palingenesis - noun emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species

    138. palingenetic - adj. of or relating to palingenesis

    139. palinuridae - noun spiny lobsters

    140. palinurus - noun type genus of the family Palinuridae

    141. palish - adj. slightly pale

    142. paliurus - noun thorny Eurasian shrubs

    143. pallas - noun a large asteroid; the second asteroid to be discovered; (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva

    144. pallasite - noun a meteorite composed principally of olivine and metallic iron

    145. pallbearer - noun one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral

    146. pallette - noun one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor

    147. palliasse - noun mattress consisting of a thin pad filled with straw or sawdust

    148. palliation - noun easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause; to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious

    149. palliative - adj. moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear; noun remedy that alleviates pain without curing

    150. pallidity - noun being deficient in color

    151. pallidly - adv. in a manner lacking interest or vitality

    152. pallidness - noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

    153. pallium - noun cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome; (Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back; (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell; the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum

    154. pallone - noun an Italian game similar to tennis

    155. pallor - noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

    156. pally - adj. (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals

    157. palmaceae - noun chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales

    158. palmae - noun chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales

    159. palmar - adj. relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot

    160. palmately - adv. in a palmate manner

    161. palmatifid - adj. of a leaf shape; palmately cleft rather than lobed

    162. palmature - noun an abnormality in which the fingers are webbed

    163. palmer - noun United States golfer (born in 1929)

    164. palmist - noun fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms

    165. palmister - noun fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms

    166. palmistry - noun telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand

    167. palmitin - noun an ester of glycerol and palmitic acid

    168. palmlike - adj. resembling a palm tree

    169. palmy - adj. very lively and profitable

    170. palometa - noun smaller than Florida pompano; common in West Indies

    171. palomino - noun a horse of light tan or golden color with cream or white mane and tail

    172. paloverde - noun a thorny shrub of the genus Cercidium that grows in dry parts of the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico; has smooth light green bark and racemes of yellow flowers and small leaves

    173. palpability - noun the quality of being perceivable by touch

    174. palpably - adv. so as to be palpable

    175. palpate - verb examine (a body part) by palpation

    176. palpation - noun a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)

    177. palpatory - adj. relating to or involving palpation

    178. palpebra - noun either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye

    179. palpebrate - adj. having eyelids; verb wink or blink, especially repeatedly

    180. palpebration - noun repeated blinking or winking (especially if uncontrolled and persistent)

    181. palpitant - adj. having a slight and rapid trembling motion

    182. palpitate - verb beat rapidly; cause to throb or beat rapidly; shake with fast, tremulous movements

    183. palpitation - noun a rapid and irregular heart beat; a shaky motion

    184. palsgrave - noun (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands

    185. palsied - adj. affected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor

    186. palter - verb be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

    187. paltriness - noun worthlessness due to insignificance

    188. paltry - adj. contemptibly small in amount; not worth considering

    189. pamlico - noun the Algonquian language of the Pamlico; a member of the Algonquian people formerly of the Pamlico river valley in North Carolina

    190. pampas - noun the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina

    191. pamperer - noun someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence

    192. pamphleteer - noun a writer of pamphlets (usually taking a partisan stand on public issues)

    193. panache - noun a feathered plume on a helmet; distinctive and stylish elegance

    194. panamanian - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Panama or its people; noun a native or inhabitant of Panama

    195. panatela - noun a long slender cigar

    196. panax - noun perennial herbs of eastern North America and Asia having aromatic tuberous roots: ginseng

    197. pancarditis - noun inflammation of the entire heart (the epicardium and the myocardium and the endocardium)

    198. panchayat - noun a village council in India or southern Pakistan

    199. pancreatectomy - noun surgical removal of part or all of the pancreas

    200. pancreatin - noun extract from the pancreas of animals that contains pancreatic enzymes; used to treat pancreatitis and other conditions involving insufficient pancreatic secretions

    201. pancreatitis - noun inflammation of the pancreas; usually marked by abdominal pain

    202. pandanaceae - noun family of woody plants of the order Pandanales including pandanus

    203. pandanales - noun families Typhaceae; Sparganiaceae; Pandanaceae

    204. panderer - noun a person who serves or caters to the vulgar passions or plans of others (especially in order to make money); someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

    205. pandiculation - noun yawning and stretching (as when first waking up)

    206. pandion - noun type genus of the Pandionidae

    207. pandionidae - noun ospreys

    208. pandowdy - noun deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust

    209. pandurate - adj. of a leaf shape

    210. panduriform - adj. of a leaf shape

    211. panegyric - adj. formally expressing praise; noun a formal expression of praise

    212. panegyrical - adj. formally expressing praise

    213. panegyrist - noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics

    214. paneling - noun a panel or section of panels in a wall or door

    215. panelist - noun a member of a panel

    216. panelling - noun a panel or section of panels in a wall or door

    217. panfish - noun any of numerous small food fishes; especially those caught with hook and line and not available on the market

    218. pangaea - noun (plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland

    219. pangloss - noun an incurable optimist in a satire by Voltaire

    220. pangolin - noun toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites

    221. panhandler - noun a beggar who approaches strangers asking for money

    222. panhellenic - adj. of or relating to all the Greeks

    223. panhysterectomy - noun surgical removal of the uterus and the ovaries and oviducts and cervix and related lymph nodes

    224. panicled - adj. having panicles; occurring in panicles

    225. paniculate - adj. having a panicle

    226. panicum - noun panic grass

    227. panjabi - noun the Indic language spoken by most people in Punjab in northwestern India; a member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India

    228. pannier - noun set of small hoops used to add fullness over the hips; a large basket (usually one of a pair) carried by a beast of burden or on by a person; either of a pair of bags or boxes hung over the rear wheel of a vehicle (as a bicycle)

    229. pannikin - noun a small pan or cup (usually of tin)

    230. panocha - noun fudge made with brown sugar and butter and milk and nuts

    231. panoche - noun fudge made with brown sugar and butter and milk and nuts

    232. panoplied - adj. in ceremonial attire and paraphernalia; equipped with the complete arms and armor of a warrior

    233. panoptic - adj. including everything visible in one view; broad in scope or content

    234. panoptical - adj. including everything visible in one view

    235. panopticon - noun a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station; proposed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791; an area where everything is visible

    236. panorpidae - noun a family of insects of the order Mecoptera

    237. panpipe - noun a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together

    238. pansexual - noun a person who participates in (or is open to) sexual activities of many kinds

    239. pansinusitis - noun inflammation of all of the paranasal sinuses

    240. pantaloon - noun trousers worn in former times; a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man; a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes

    241. pantalooned - adj. dressed in trousers

    242. pantechnicon - noun a large moving van (especially one used for moving furniture)

    243. pantheistic - adj. of or relating to pantheism

    244. pantie - noun short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)

    245. pantile - noun a roofing tile with a S-shape; laid so that curves overlap

    246. panting - adj. breathing laboriously or convulsively; noun breathing heavily (as after exertion); any fabric used to make trousers

    247. pantingly - adv. as someone winded and out of breath

    248. panto - noun an abbreviation of pantomime

    249. pantograph - noun mechanical device used to copy a figure or plan on a different scale

    250. pantomimist - noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression

    251. pantotheria - noun generalized extinct mammals widespread during the Jurassic; commonly conceded to be ancestral to marsupial and placental mammals

    252. pantropic - adj. distributed throughout the tropics

    253. pantropical - adj. distributed throughout the tropics

    254. pantryman - noun a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table

    255. pants - noun underpants worn by women

    256. pantywaist - noun a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

    257. papain - noun a proteolytic enzyme obtained from the unripe papaya; used as a meat tenderizer

    258. papaver - noun type genus of the Papaveraceae; chiefly bristly hairy herbs with usually showy flowers

    259. papaveraceae - noun herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits

    260. papaverales - noun an order of dicotyledonous plants

    261. papaverine - noun an alkaloid medicine (trade name Kavrin) obtained from opium; used to relax smooth muscles; it is nonaddictive

    262. papaya - noun large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh; tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit

    263. paperboard - noun a cardboard suitable for making posters

    264. paperer - noun one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper

    265. paperhanger - noun one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper; someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money

    266. papering - noun the application of wallpaper

    267. paperlike - adj. of or like paper

    268. papermaking - noun the craft of making paper

    269. paphiopedilum - noun horticulturally important genus of mainly terrestrial orchids including many hybrids; southeastern Asia and Indonesia to Philippines and Solomon Islands; Paphiopedilum species sometimes included in genus Cypripedium

    270. papilionaceae - noun leguminous plants whose flowers have butterfly-shaped corollas; commonly included in the family Leguminosae

    271. papilla - noun a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather; a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell; (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf

    272. papillate - adj. resembling or covered with papillae

    273. papilledema - noun swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure

    274. papilliform - adj. shaped like a papilla

    275. papilloma - noun a benign epithelial tumor forming a rounded mass

    276. papillon - noun small slender toy spaniel with erect ears and a black-spotted brown to white coat

    277. papillose - adj. of or relating to or resembling papilla

    278. papio - noun baboons

    279. papism - noun offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church; the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome

    280. papist - adj. of or relating to or supporting Romanism; noun an offensive term for Roman Catholics; originally, a Roman Catholic who was a strong advocate of the papacy

    281. papistic - adj. of or relating to or supporting Romanism

    282. papistical - adj. of or relating to or supporting Romanism

    283. papooseroot - noun tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally

    284. pappose - adj. (of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles

    285. pappus - noun calyx composed of scales or bristles or featherlike hairs in plants of the Compositae such as thistles and dandelions

    286. papuan - adj. of or relating to Papua or its people or language; noun any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages

    287. papule - noun a small inflamed elevation of skin that is nonsuppurative (as in chicken pox)

    288. para - noun an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows; 100 para equal 1 dinar in Yugoslavia; port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin; a soldier in the paratroops; (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered

    289. parable - noun (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message; a short moral story (often with animal characters)

    290. parabolical - adj. having the form of a parabola; resembling or expressed by parables

    291. paracelsus - noun Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)

    292. paracentesis - noun centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis

    293. parachutist - noun a person who jumps from aircraft using a parachute

    294. paraclete - noun the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost

    295. parader - noun walks with regular or stately step

    296. paradisaic - adj. relating to or befitting Paradise

    297. paradisal - adj. relating to or befitting Paradise

    298. paradisiac - adj. relating to or befitting Paradise

    299. paradisiacal - adj. relating to or befitting Paradise

    300. paradoxical - adj. seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true

    301. paradoxically - adv. in a paradoxical manner

    302. paradoxurus - noun palm civets

    303. paragrapher - noun a writer of paragraphs (as for publication on the editorial page of a newspaper)

    304. paraguayan - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Paraguay or its people; noun a native or inhabitant of Paraguay

    305. paraldehyde - noun a colorless liquid (a cyclic trimer of acetaldehyde) that is used as a sedative and a solvent

    306. paraleipsis - noun suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted

    307. paralepsis - noun suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted

    308. paralipomenon - noun (Old Testament) an obsolete name for the Old Testament books of I Chronicles and II Chronicles which were regarded as supplementary to Kings

    309. paralipsis - noun suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted

    310. parallelepipedon - noun a prism whose bases are parallelograms

    311. parallelism - noun similarity by virtue of corresponding

    312. parallelize - verb place parallel to one another

    313. parallelopiped - noun a prism whose bases are parallelograms

    314. parallelopipedon - noun a prism whose bases are parallelograms

    315. paralogism - noun an unintentionally invalid argument

    316. paralytic - adj. affected or subject to with paralysis; relating to or of the nature of paralysis; noun a person suffering from paralysis

    317. paralytical - adj. relating to or of the nature of paralysis

    318. paralyze - verb cause to be paralyzed and immobile; make powerless and unable to function

    319. paramagnetism - noun materials like aluminum or platinum become magnetized in a magnetic field but it disappears when the field is removed

    320. paramecium - noun any member of the genus Paramecium

    321. parametric - adj. of or relating to or in terms of a parameter

    322. parametritis - noun inflammation of connective tissue adjacent to the uterus

    323. paramnesia - noun (psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality

    324. paramountcy - noun the state of being paramount; the highest rank or authority

    325. paramour - noun a woman who cohabits with an important man; a woman's lover

    326. paranasal - adj. adjacent to the nasal cavities

    327. parang - noun a stout straight knife used in Malaysia and Indonesia

    328. paranthropus - noun former classification for Australopithecus robustus

    329. paraparesis - noun a slight paralysis or weakness of both legs

    330. paraph - noun a flourish added after or under your signature (originally to protect against forgery)

    331. paraphilia - noun abnormal sexual activity

    332. paraphrasis - noun rewording for the purpose of clarification

    333. paraphrastic - adj. altered by paraphrasing

    334. paraphrenia - noun a form of schizophrenia characterized by delusions (of persecution or grandeur or jealousy); symptoms may include anger and anxiety and aloofness and doubts about gender identity; unlike other types of schizophrenia the patients are usually presentable and (if delusions are not acted on) may function in an apparently normal manner

    335. paraphysis - noun a sterile simple or branched filament or hair borne among sporangia; may be pointed or clubbed

    336. paraplegia - noun paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)

    337. paraplegic - adj. suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord; noun a person who has paraplegia (is paralyzed from the waist down)

    338. parapodium - noun one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing

    339. parapraxis - noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.

    340. parapsychological - adj. beyond normal physical explanation

    341. parasitemia - noun a condition in which parasites are present in the blood

    342. parasitical - adj. of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another; relating to or caused by parasites

    343. parasitically - adv. in a parasitic manner

    344. parasiticidal - adj. capable of expelling or destroying parasitic worms

    345. parasitism - noun the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)

    346. parasympathomimetic - adj. having an effect similar to that resulting from stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system

    347. parathion - noun a colorless and odorless toxic oil used as an insecticide

    348. parathormone - noun hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting

    349. parathyroid - noun any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland

    350. paratrooper - noun a soldier in the paratroops

    351. paratroops - noun infantry trained and equipped to parachute

    352. paratyphoid - noun any of a variety of infectious intestinal diseases resembling typhoid fever

    353. parazoa - noun multicellular organisms having less-specialized cells than in the Metazoa; comprises the single phylum Porifera

    354. parazoan - noun primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies

    355. parceling - noun the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

    356. parcellation - noun the division into parcels

    357. parcelling - noun the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

    358. parcheesi - noun a modern board game based on pachisi

    359. parchment - noun skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on; a superior paper resembling sheepskin

    360. pardner - noun an associate who works with others toward a common goal

    361. pardonable - adj. admitting of being pardoned

    362. pardonably - adv. in an excusable manner or to an excusable degree

    363. pardoner - noun a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences; a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense

    364. parenchyma - noun animal tissue that constitutes the essential part of an organ as contrasted with e.g. connective tissue and blood vessels; the primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature; constitutes the greater part of leaves, roots, the pulp of fruits, and the pith of stems

    365. parentally - adv. in a parental manner

    366. parenteral - adj. located outside the alimentary tract; administered by means other than through the alimentary tract (as by intramuscular or intravenous injection)

    367. parenterally - adv. by parenteral means

    368. parenthetical - adj. qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses; noun an expression in parentheses

    369. parenthetically - adv. in a parenthetical manner

    370. parentless - adj. having no parent or parents or not cared for by parent surrogates

    371. parer - noun a small sharp knife used in paring fruits or vegetables; a manicurist who trims the fingernails

    372. paresis - noun a slight or partial paralysis

    373. paresthesia - noun abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage

    374. paretic - noun a person afflicted with paresis (partial paralysis)

    375. parfait - noun layers of ice cream and syrup and whipped cream

    376. parget - noun plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys; verb apply ornamental plaster to

    377. pargeting - noun ornamental plastering; ornamental plasterwork; plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys

    378. parheliacal - adj. relating to or resembling a parhelion

    379. parhelic - adj. relating to or resembling a parhelion

    380. parhelion - noun a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals

    381. paridae - noun titmice and chickadees

    382. paries - noun (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure

    383. parietal - adj. of or relating to or associated with the parietal bones in the cranium

    384. parietales - noun a large order of dicotyledonous plants of subclass Dilleniidae

    385. parietaria - noun small genus of stingless herbs

    386. paring - noun (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel; a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

    387. paripinnate - adj. of a leaf shape; pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex

    388. parisology - noun the use of ambiguous words

    389. parity - noun functional equality; (physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system; (mathematics) a relation between a pair of integers: if both integers are odd or both are even they have the same parity; if one is odd and the other is even they have different parity; (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered; (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error

    390. parka - noun a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

    391. parker - noun United States writer noted for her sharp wit (1893-1967); United States saxophonist and leader of the bop style of jazz (1920-1955)

    392. parking - noun the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily; space in which vehicles can be parked

    393. parkinsonia - noun small genus of spiny shrubs or small trees

    394. parkinsonism - noun a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination

    395. parky - adj. pleasantly cold and invigorating

    396. parlor - noun reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received; a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax

    397. parlormaid - noun a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door

    398. parlous - adj. fraught with danger

    399. parmelia - noun type genus of the Parmeliaceae; a large genus of chiefly alpine foliaceous lichens

    400. parmeliaceae - noun a family of lichens

    401. parmesan - noun hard dry sharp-flavored Italian cheese; often grated

    402. parnassia - noun any of various usually evergreen bog plants of the genus Parnassia having broad smooth basal leaves and a single pale flower resembling a buttercup

    403. parnassus - noun (Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived; known as the mythological home of music and poetry

    404. parochialism - noun a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish

    405. parochially - adv. in a parochial manner

    406. parodist - noun mimics literary or musical style for comic effect

    407. paroicous - adj. having male and female reproductive organs separate in a single gametoecium

    408. paronomasia - noun a humorous play on words

    409. paronychia - noun low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts; infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe

    410. parotid - adj. relating to or located near the parotid gland

    411. parotitis - noun inflammation of one or both parotid glands

    412. parous - adj. having given birth to one or more viable children

    413. parousia - noun (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment

    414. paroxysm - noun a sudden uncontrollable attack

    415. paroxysmal - adj. accompanied by or of the nature of paroxysms

    416. paroxytone - noun word having stress or acute accent on the next to last syllable

    417. parquetry - noun a patterned wood inlay used to cover a floor

    418. parricide - noun the murder of your own father or mother; someone who kills his or her parent

    419. parrotlike - adj. mechanically imitated or repeated without thought or understanding

    420. parsec - noun a unit of astronomical length based on the distance from Earth at which stellar parallax is 1 second of arc; equivalent to 262 light years

    421. parsee - noun a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin; descended from the Persians; now found in western India

    422. parseeism - noun the faith of a Zoroastrian sect in India

    423. parser - noun a computer program that divides code up into functional components

    424. parsi - noun a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin; descended from the Persians; now found in western India

    425. parsiism - noun the faith of a Zoroastrian sect in India

    426. parsimoniousness - noun extreme stinginess; extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

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