8/10/10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Pandemonium – uproar – The pandemonium aroused the attention of the police.

Paradigm – example/standard – The paradigm shift confused the students. Archetype- The presentation was developed into a standard archetype. Parochial – narrow point of view/restricted – The parochial girls from the convent had not been fully experiencing the world. Pathological – related to study of disease – The pathological liar was obsessed with lying. Pecuniary – pertaining to money – The pecuniary procedures confused even the people at the bank. Pedagogy – the science and art of teaching - Pedagogy was frequently studied by the teachers. Pendant – A scholar who emphasizes book reading and displays knowledge more than necessary – The pendant scholar spoke like he was selling the book he wrote. Pejorative – belittling – The way the employees treated me was prejorative. Penchant – a strong indication/taste/like for something – I have a penchant for cool office supplies. Penurious – stingy – The penurious father refused to buy his kids clothes. Permafrost – a layer of permanently frozen soil and other deposits – The permafrost under the soil was very deep. Perspicacious – having insight; penetrating – The perspicacious nanny knew all the kids’ secrets. Phlegmatic – calm; not easily disturbed – Albus Dumbledore was a phlegmatic headmaster. Pillage – looting – The pillaged village was like a ghost town. Plenitude- abundance; completeness – The plenitude of food made the people happy that they would not starve in the winter. Pomposity – pompousness – The pomposity of the students at the school made me not want to ever go back. Ponderous – cumbersome/awkward/burdensome – The ponderous tasks on the master list made my head hurt to even think about. Portend – foretell/warn of – The omen portended an unlucky day. Presage – foretell – The weatherman is able to presage the weather (issues). Portent – a sign/omen – The portent was a black cat which crossed my path. Postulate – axiom; self evident truth – The postulation was basic yet challenging to grasp. Precarious – risky – The precarious proposition was high risk for high returns. Precipice – steep cliff – The precipice seemed impossible to conquer. Precipitous – The precipitous cliff was very steep. Preclude – to make impossible/eliminate beforehand –The removal of all sharp objects precluded the child’s visit to the home. Precursor – forerunner – The precursor was, surprisingly, a low profile politician. Harbinger – The harbinger was about to win the election. Pristine – original/primitive – The pristine chapels were still in mint, original condition.

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