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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.
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.