|1||opaque||(adjective) not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"|
(adjective satellite) not clearly understood or expressed
|2||opprobrious||(adjective satellite) (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human|
(adjective satellite) expressing offensive reproach
|3||optimist||(noun) a person disposed to take a favorable view of things|
|4||opulence||(noun) wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living|
|5||ornate||(adjective satellite) rich in decorative detail|
(adjective satellite) marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details; "a flowery speech"; "ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton
|6||orthodox||(adjective) adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world"|
(adjective) of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism; "Orthodox Judaism"
(adjective) of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
|7||oscillate||(verb) move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on the meter was oscillating"|
(verb) be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"
|8||ossify||(verb) become bony; "The tissue ossified"|
(verb) cause to become hard and bony; "The disease ossified the tissue"
(verb) make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; "rigidify the training schedule"; "ossified teaching methods"; "slogans petrify our thinking"
|9||ostensible||(adjective satellite) represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"|
(adjective satellite) appearing as such but not necessarily so; "for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty"
|10||ostentatious||(adjective) intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"|
(adjective satellite) of a display that is tawdry or vulgar
|11||ostracize||(verb) avoid speaking to or dealing with; "Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me"|
(verb) expel from a community or group
|12||oust||(verb) remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"|
(verb) remove and replace; "The word processor has ousted the typewriter"
|13||p||(noun) the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet|
(noun) a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms
|14||paean||(noun) a formal expression of praise|
(noun) (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
|15||pagan||(noun) a person who does not acknowledge your God|
(adjective satellite) not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam
|16||painstaking||(adjective satellite) characterized by extreme care and great effort; "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"|
|17||palatial||(adjective satellite) suitable for or like a palace; "palatial furnishings"; "a palatial yacht"|
(adjective) relating to or being a palace; "the palatial residence"
|18||palindrome||(noun) a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward|
|19||palliate||(verb) provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"|
(verb) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime"
|20||pallid||(adjective satellite) abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her wan face suddenly flushed"|
(adjective satellite) lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance"
(adjective satellite) (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble; "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky"; "the pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan li
|21||pallor||(noun) unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)|
|22||palpable||(adjective) capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt; "a barely palpable dust"; "felt sudden anger in a palpable wave"; "the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton"|
(adjective satellite) can be felt by palpation; "a palpable tumor"
|23||panegyric||(noun) a formal expression of praise|
(adjective satellite) formally expressing praise
|24||paradigm||(noun) a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"|
(noun) the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time; "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"
(noun) the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)
(noun) systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
|25||paradox||(noun) (logic) a self-contradiction; "`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"|
|26||parapet||(noun) fortification consisting of a low wall|
(noun) a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
|27||paraphernalia||(noun) equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.|
|28||pariah||(noun) a person who is rejected (from society or home)|
|29||parity||(noun) functional equality|
(noun) (physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system
(noun) (computer science) abit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arriv
(noun) (mathematics) a relation between a pair of integers: if both integers are odd or both are even they have the same parity; if one is odd and the other is even they have different parity
(noun) (obstetrics) the number of live-born children a woman has delivered; "the parity of the mother must be considered"; "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children"
|30||parley||(noun) a negotiation between enemies|
(verb) discuss, as between enemies
|31||parochial||(adjective satellite) narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parocial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners"|
(adjective) relating to or supported by or located in a parish; "parochial schools"
|32||parody||(noun) humorous or satirical mimicry|
(noun) a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
(verb) make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers"
(verb) make a spoof of or make fun of
|33||parry||(noun) a return punch (especially by a boxer)|
(verb) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
(verb) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
|34||parse||(verb) analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)|
|35||parsimonious||(adjective satellite) excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"|
|36||parsimony||(noun) extreme stinginess|
(noun) extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
|37||partisan||(noun) a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries|
(noun) an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
(noun) a fervent and even militant proponent of something
(adjective) devoted to a cause or party
(adjective satellite) adhering or confined to a particular sect or denomination or party; "denominational prejudice"
|38||passive||(noun) the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb; "`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"; "`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive"|
(adjective) lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
(adjective) expressing thatthe subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; "academics seem to favor passive sentences"
(adjective satellite) peacefully resistant in response to injustice; "passive resistance"
|39||paucity||(noun) an insufficient quantity or number|
|40||pavilion||(noun) large and often sumptuous tent|
|41||peccadillo||(noun) a petty misdeed|
|42||pecuniary||(adjective) relating to or involving money; "monetary rewards"; "he received thanks but no pecuniary compensation for his services"|
|43||pedagogue||(noun) someone who educates young people|
|44||pedantic||(adjective satellite) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects|
|45||pedestrian||(noun) a person who travels by foot|
(adjective satellite) lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"
|46||pejorative||(adjective satellite) expressing disapproval; "dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'"|
|47||pellucid||(adjective satellite) (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"|
(adjective satellite) transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent cristal"
|48||penchant||(noun) a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"|
|49||penitent||(noun) (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)|
(adjective) feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
|50||pensive||(adjective satellite) showing pensive sadness; "the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty"|
(adjective satellite) persistently or morbidly thoughtful