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Parochial: (adj.) Confined or restricted to parish, hence limited in scope or outlook; narrow

He is rather too parochial in his outlook.

 

Parody, (n)burlesque

The poem is a delightful parody of a famous poem by Faiz.

 

Particular: (adj.) Hard to please or exacting

He is very particular about the kitchen; everything has to be perfectly clean and in its place.

 

Patent: (adj.) Evident; obvious; not hidden .

Who can doubt his patent sincerity?

 

Paternal: (adj.) Fatherly

His paternal grandparents were Indian.

 

Pathos: (n) Sorrow, pity

It is a light essay but there is an element of pathos towards the end.

 

Paucity: (n) Scarcity; insufficiency

He could not be declared as guilty due to the paucity of evidence.

 

Peal: (n) The loud ringing of bells; any sustained sound, as of thunder or cannon

There were peals of laughter in the adjoining room.

 

Pelt: (v) To throw things at; pour down violently

We saw rioters pelting police with bricks and bottles.

 

Permissive: (adj.) Tolerant; granting or tending to grant permission; allowing discretion

He wished her parents had a more permissive attitude towards smoking.

 

Persevere: (v) To persist or continue in spite of difficulties or obstacles

She persevered in her effort to win the championship.

 

Perspective: (n) Balanced viewpoint, observation of elements in correct relationship

We must see things in their right perspective.

 

Portfolio: (n) Investment held by a company or individual

She has a share portfolio worth Rs. 250,000.

 

Posterity: (n) The future or succeeding generations; progeny

Posterity will remember him as a truly great man.

 

Posturing: (n) Posing for by assuming an affected or unnatural bodily stance or mental attitude

Stop posturing in front of that mirror and listen to me.

 

Potable: (adj.) Drinkable; suitable for drinking

The local population is facing the scarcity of potable water.

 

Precedent: (n) Example, case or rule that may guide subsequent action in a similar situation

Such a move in the assembly is without a precedent.

 

Precocious: (adj.) Unusually mature or mentally developed for one age

The child’s precocious ability to play chess is astonishing.

 

Precursor: (n) Something which happened or existed before another thing

The first telephone was the precursor of modern communication.

 

Predatory: (adj.) Plundering; living by preying on other creatures

The owl is a predatory bird which kills its prey with its claws.

 

Predicament: (n) A difficult situation

He has not realised his predicament yet.

 

Predispose: (v) To make receptive, susceptible

My visit to his place predisposed him to be considerate.

 

Pre-eminent: (adj.) Outstanding; surpassing all others

Abdul Qadeer is a pre-eminent scientist.

 

Preen: (v) To smooth or dress oneself carefully

She would preen herself for an hour before the looking glass.

 

Preferential: (adj.) Favoured; having priority

People who fly regular with the airline are given preferential treatment.

 

Prelude: (n) Introductory performance; opening musical movement; overture

The changes are seen as a prelude to wide-ranging reforms.

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