palpable: able to be felt by tactile examination
it’s almost palpable music: blocks of sound with shape and density
panacea: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
the city fathers speak of binglang as if it were a panacea for all of xiangtan’s ills, from curing tapeworm to solving unemployment.
pandemic: an outbreak of disease that is geographically widespread
the world health organization in 2009 declared swine flu the first global flu pandemic in 40 years
a standard or typical example
since, our method has become a paradigm for guiding scientists to the genetic basis of other human diseases.
paradox: a statement that contradicts itself
it seems like a paradox or contradiction to say that self-denial can harmonize with enjoyment; and yet it is true.
parody: a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style
granted, all are outrageously exaggerated, but a discerning eye can detect the truth that lurks behind any satire, parody, or lampoon.
partisan: devoted to a cause or political group
exxon has been extremely partisan, its political action committee essentially acting as a finance arm of the republican party.
pastoral: idyllically rustic
he made a considerable reputation as an accomplished painter of quiet pastoral subjects and carefully elaborated landscapes with cattle
patriotism: love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
in short, he felt the inspiration of patriotism, that noble sentiment which nerves men to do, and dare, unto the death, for their native soil
paucity: an insufficient quantity or number
the paucity of reptiles in ireland is remarkable, but they are not altogether absent.
penitent: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
feeling or expressing remorse for misdeedshe was penitent at once, and full of promises never to ask her again to do anything that might cause an instant's remorse.
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