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partaker - noun someone who has or gives or receives a part or a share

  • parted - adj. having a margin incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes

  • parterre - noun an ornamental flower garden; beds and paths are arranged to form a pattern; seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies)

  • parthenium - noun small genus of North American herbs and shrubs with terminal panicles of small ray flowers

  • parthenocarpy - noun (botany) the development of a fruit without fertilization or seeds

  • parthenocissus - noun woody vines having disklike tips on the tendrils

  • parthenogenesis - noun process in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual; common among insects and some other arthropods; human conception without fertilization by a man

  • parthenogenetic - adj. (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction

  • parthenogeny - noun process in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual; common among insects and some other arthropods; human conception without fertilization by a man

  • parthian - adj. pertaining to Parthia or its people or language or culture; delivered at the moment of parting as if in flight or retreat; noun a native or inhabitant of Parthia

  • partiality - noun an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives; a predisposition to like something

  • partially - adv. in part; in some degree; not wholly

  • partialness - noun the state of being only a part; not total; incomplete

  • partible - adj. (of e.g. property) capable of being parted or divided

  • participation - noun the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.); the act of sharing in the activities of a group

  • participatory - adj. affording the opportunity for individual participation

  • participial - adj. of or relating to or consisting of participles; noun a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses

  • particularism - noun a focus on something particular

  • particularistic - adj. relating to particularism (exclusive interest in one group or class or sect etc.)

  • particularity - noun the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance

  • particularization - noun an individualized description of a particular instance

  • particularize - verb be specific about

  • particularly - adv. to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common; specifically or especially distinguished from others; uniquely or characteristically

  • parting - adj. delivered at the moment of parting as if in flight or retreat; noun the act of departing politely; a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions

  • partisanship - noun an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

  • partitioned - adj. divided by partitions

  • partitioning - noun the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart; an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

  • partitionist - noun an advocate of partitioning a country

  • partitive - adj. serving to separate or divide into parts; indicating or characterized by or serving to create partition or division into parts; (Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole; noun word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole

  • partly - adv. in part; in some degree; not wholly

  • partnership - noun a contract between two or more persons who agree to pool talent and money and share profits or losses; the members of a business venture created by contract; a cooperative relationship between people or groups who agree to share responsibility for achieving some specific goal

  • partridgeberry - noun creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries

  • parturiency - noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child

  • parturient - adj. giving birth; of or relating to or giving birth

  • parturition - noun the process of giving birth

  • parus - noun type genus of the family Paridae

  • parvis - noun a courtyard or portico in front of a building (especially a cathedral)

  • pas - noun (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)

  • pasang - noun wild goat of Iran and adjacent regions; large African antelope with long straight nearly upright horns

  • pasch - noun the Christian festival of Easter; the Jewish feast of the Passover

  • pascha - noun the Christian festival of Easter; the Jewish feast of the Passover

  • pashto - noun an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan

  • pasigraphy - noun an artificial international language using characters (as mathematical symbols) instead of words to express ideas

  • paspalum - noun tall tufted perennial tropical American grass naturalized as pasture and forage grass in southern United States

  • pasqueflower - noun any plant of the genus Pulsatilla; sometimes included in genus Anemone

  • pasquinade - noun a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

  • passable - adj. able to be passed or traversed or crossed; about average; acceptable

  • passably - adv. to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

  • passado - noun (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward

  • passbook - noun a record of deposits and withdrawals and interest held by depositors at certain banks

  • passee - adj. out of fashion

  • passementerie - noun a decoration or adornment on a garment

  • passeres - noun two names for the suborder of typical songbirds

  • passeriformes - noun largest order of birds comprising about half the known species; rooks; finches; sparrows; tits; warblers; robins; wrens; swallows; etc.; the four suborders are Eurylaimi and Tyranni and Menurae and Oscines or Passeres

  • passerina - noun a genus of small North American finches including the New World buntings

  • passerine - adj. relating to or characteristic of the passeriform birds; noun perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless

  • passiflora - noun type genus of the Passifloraceae

  • passifloraceae - noun tropical woody tendril-climbing vines

  • passim - adv. used to refer to cited works

  • passing - adj. of advancing the ball by throwing it; allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily; hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; lasting a very short time; adv. to an extreme degree or extent; noun success in satisfying a test or requirement; going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it; the end of something; the motion of one object relative to another; euphemistic expressions for death; (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another

  • passionately - adv. with passion; in a stormy or violent manner

  • passionateness - noun strong feeling or emotion

  • passionflower - noun any of various chiefly tropical American vines some bearing edible fruit

  • passionless - adj. not passionate; unmoved by feeling

  • passively - adv. in a passive manner

  • passiveness - noun the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative; submission to others or to outside influences

  • passivism - noun the doctrine that all violence in unjustifiable

  • passivity - noun the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative; submission to others or to outside influences

  • passkey - noun key that secures entrance everywhere

  • pasta - noun shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg; a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient

  • pasted - adj. affixed or as if affixed with glue or paste

  • paster - noun a workman who pastes; an adhesive label

  • pastern - noun the part between the fetlock and the hoof

  • pasteurellosis - noun an acute infectious disease characterized by pneumonia and blood infection

  • pasteurian - adj. of or relating to Louis Pasteur or his experiments

  • pasteurization - noun partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food

  • pasteurize - verb heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms

  • pastil - noun a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat

  • pastille - noun a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat

  • pastinaca - noun a rosid dicot genus of the family Umbelliferae; includes parsnips

  • pastness - noun the quality of being past

  • pastorale - noun a musical composition that evokes rural life

  • pastorate - noun pastors collectively; the position of pastor

  • pastorship - noun the position of pastor

  • pastrami - noun highly seasoned cut of smoked beef

  • pasturage - noun animal food for browsing or grazing; succulent herbaceous vegetation of pasture land

  • pataca - noun the basic unit of money in Macao

  • patas - noun reddish long-tailed monkey of west Africa

  • patchily - adv. in spots

  • patchiness - noun unevenness in quality or performance

  • patchouli - noun a heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant; small East Indian shrubby mint; fragrant oil from its leaves is used in perfumes

  • patella - noun type genus of the family Patellidae: common European limpets; a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint

  • patellar - adj. near or relating to the patella or kneecap

  • patellidae - noun marine limpets

  • patency - noun the openness (lack of obstruction) of a bodily passage or duct; the property of being easy to see and understand

  • patently - adv. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

  • paterfamilias - noun the male head of family or tribe

  • paternalism - noun the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

  • paternalistic - adj. benevolent but sometimes intrusive

  • paternally - adv. in a paternal manner

  • paternity - noun the state of being a father; the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; the kinship relation between an offspring and the father

  • pathan - noun an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan; a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan

  • pathetically - adv. arousing scornful pity; in a manner arousing sympathy and compassion

  • pathfinder - noun someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

  • pathless - adj. lacking pathways

  • pathologic - adj. caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology; of or relating to the practice of pathology

  • pathological - adj. caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition; of or relating to the practice of pathology; caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

  • pathologically - adv. with respect to pathology

  • pathologist - noun a doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis

  • patience - noun good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence; a card game played by one person

  • patiently - adv. in a patient manner

  • patinate - verb coat with a patina

  • patinize - verb coat with a patina

  • patisserie - noun a bakery specializing in French pastry

  • patness - noun timely convenience

  • patois - noun a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard; a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

  • patrial - noun a person who has the right to be considered legally a British citizen (by virtue of the birth of a parent or grandparent)

  • patriarchate - noun the jurisdiction of a patriarch; a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line

  • patriarchic - adj. (of societies) being ruled by or having descent traced through the male line

  • patricide - noun the murder of your father; a person who murders their father

  • patrilineal - adj. based on or tracing descent through the male line

  • patrilineally - adv. by descent through the male line

  • patrilinear - adj. based on or tracing descent through the male line

  • patrioteer - noun an extreme bellicose nationalist

  • patriotically - adv. in a patriotic manner

  • patriotism - noun love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

  • patristical - adj. of or relating to the writings of the early church fathers

  • patristics - noun the study of the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Church Fathers; the writings of the early Church Fathers

  • patroller - noun someone on patrol duty; an individual or a member of a group that patrols an area

  • patrology - noun the study of the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Church Fathers; the writings of the early Church Fathers

  • patronize - verb be a regular customer or client of; treat condescendingly; do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of; assume sponsorship of

  • patronizing - adj. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

  • patronizingly - adv. with condescension; in a patronizing manner

  • patronless - adj. having little patronage or few clients

  • patronym - noun a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)

  • patronymic - adj. of a patronymic name; noun a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)

  • patten - noun footwear usually with wooden soles

  • patter - noun a quick succession of light rapid sounds; plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson); verb make light, rapid and repeated sounds; rain gently

  • patterned - adj. having patterns (especially colorful patterns)

  • patternmaker - noun someone who makes patterns (as for sewing or carpentry or metalworking)

  • patwin - noun a Copehan language spoken by the Patwin; a member of the North American Indian people living in the Sacramento valley in California

  • paunchiness - noun the bodily property of a protruding belly

  • pauperism - noun a state of extreme poverty or destitution

  • pauperization - noun the act of making someone poor; a state of extreme poverty or destitution

  • pauperize - verb reduce to beggary

  • pauropoda - noun an obscure class of minute arthropods with branched antennae and 8 to 10 pairs of legs

  • pavage - noun a tax toward paving streets; the act of applying paving materials to an area

  • pavan - noun a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries; music composed for dancing the pavane

  • pavane - noun a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries; music composed for dancing the pavane

  • pavement - noun the paved surface of a thoroughfare; walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway; material used to pave an area

  • paving - noun the act of applying paving materials to an area; material used to pave an area; the paved surface of a thoroughfare

  • pavior - noun a machine for laying pavement

  • paviour - noun a machine for laying pavement

  • pavis - noun (Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body; originally carried but sometimes set up in permanent position

  • pavo - noun peafowl; a small constellation near the South Pole between Tucana and Ara

  • pavonia - noun any of various evergreen plants of the genus Pavonia having white or yellow or purple flowers

  • pawer - noun a person who handles or caresses in a clumsy or overfamiliar manner

  • pawky - adj. cunning and sly

  • pawl - noun a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

  • pawnbroker - noun a person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security

  • pawnee - noun the Caddoan language spoken by the Pawnee; a member of the Pawnee nation formerly living in Nebraska and Kansas but now largely in Oklahoma

  • pawpaw - noun small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit; fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples; tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit

  • payable - adj. subject to or requiring payment especially as specified; noun a liability account showing how much is owed for goods and services purchased on credit

  • payee - noun a person to whom money is paid

  • payer - noun a person who pays money for something

  • paying - adj. for which money is paid; yielding a fair profit

  • payment - noun the act of paying money; a sum of money paid

  • paynim - noun a heathen; a person who is not a Christian (especially a Muslim)

  • peaceableness - noun a state that is calm and tranquil

  • peaceably - adv. in a peaceable manner

  • peacefully - adv. in a peaceful manner

  • peacefulness - noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety; a state that is calm and tranquil

  • peacemaker - noun a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minute; used by United States troops in World War II and the Korean War; someone who tries to bring peace

  • peachick - noun a young peafowl

  • peachwood - noun tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry

  • peachy - adj. of something resembling a peach in color; very good

  • peacoat - noun a sailor's heavy woolen double-breasted jacket

  • peag - noun small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency

  • peahen - noun female peafowl

  • peaked - adj. having or rising to a peak; somewhat ill or prone to illness

  • pean - noun a formal expression of praise; (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)

  • pearler - noun a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls

  • pearlfish - noun found living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass beds
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