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pace, n. amble, rack.

pacifiable, a. placable, appeasable, conciliable.

pacify, v. appease, quiet, calm, mollify, propitiate, tranquilize.

pack, n. bundle, bale, parcel, package; multitude, number, quantity; gang; shook.

pack, v. compress, stow, truss; load, encumber.

package, n. bundle, packet, bale, parcel, pack, budget, truss, ceroon.

pact, n. compact, covenant, concordat. See agreement.

pad, n. cushion, bolster; saddle-cloth, housing.

padlock, n. Associated Words: shackle, staple, hasp.

pagan, n. See heathen.

page, n. footboy, buttons (Colloq.); folio.

page number. folio.

pail, n. bucket; piggin.

pain, v. hurt, torture, rack; distress, grieve, afflict, aggrieve.

pain, n. punishment, penalty; suffering, ache, smart, throe, rack, agony, torture, distress, qualm, discomfort, pang, excruciation, paroxysm, gripe, twinge, cramp, travail, stitch, crick, anguish; heartache, misery, dolor. Antonyms: ease, comfort, relief, solace. Associated Words: anodyne, anaesthetic, analgesic, dolorific, doloriferous, surcease, anaesthetize.

painful, a. distressing, agonizing, excruciating, dolorous, racking; toilsome, arduous, difficult.

painstaking, a. diligent, particular, precise, scrupulous. Antonyms: slovenly, negligent.

paint, n. pigment; cosmetic, rouge.

paint, v. delineate, portray, lim, depict, picture, sketch.

painting, n. Associated Words: easel, palette, grisaille, artist, art, atelier, studio.

pair, n. two, brace, couple, span, team, yoke, set.

pal, n. (Slang) partner, mate, confederate, associate, accomplice.

palace, n. mansion, castle, pretorium. Associated Words: palatine, palatial.

palaver, n. cajolery, flummery; conference, debate, talk.

pale, a. pallid, wan, colorless, ghastly, blanched, cadaverous, etiolate, ashy; dim, faint, indistinct, obscure. Antonyms: ruddy, buxom, flushed, blowzed.

pale, n. picket; boundary, limit, confine, fence; inclosure.

paleness, n. pallidness, pallor, wanness, colorlessness, etiolation.

pall, v. cloy, sate, satiate, surfeit, glut.

palled, a. surfeited, satiated.

palliate, v. excuse, apologize for, gloss over, extenuate; moderate, mitigate, temper.

palliation, n. extenuation, glossing over, excuse, apology; moderation, mitigation, alleviation.

palliative, a. lenitive, mitigative, palliatory, apologetic, extenuating.

pamper, v. overfeed, feed luxuriously; indulge, gratify, spoil, cocker.

pamphlet, n. brochure, booklet, tract.

pan, n. basin, chafer.

panacea, n. cure-all, catholicon, relief, solace, nepenthe.

pancake, n. griddlecake, flapjack, fritter.

pander, n. bawd, pimp, procurer, whoremonger.

panegyric, n. eulogy, encomium. See praise.

panic, n. consternation, terror, alarm.

panic-stricken, a. panic-struck, alarmed, dismayed, terrified, appalled.

pansy, n. heart's-ease, love-in-idleness.

pant, n. gasp, gasping.

pant, v. gasp; long, hunger, yearn, thirst.

panther, n. puma, cougar, jaguar.

panting, n. anhelation, gasping; longing, hunger, desire, thirst.

pantry, n. buttery, larder, ambry.

pants, n. pl (Colloq.) trousers, breeches, pantaloons; drawers; knickerbockers, skilts, smallclothes, kneebreeches; overalls; chaparejos, chapareras (leather breeches).

paper, n. document; essay, dissertation, article; journal, newspaper, periodical, gazette, courant. Associated Words: papyrus, parchment, papeterie, tablet, stationer, stationery, papier-mache, portfolio.

papery, a. chartaceous.

par, n. equality, equivalence.

parade, n. pomp, display, ostentation, show; procession, pageant, cavalcade; promenade.—v. display, flaunt, show off.

paradise, n. garden of Eden; Elysium; Heaven.

paragon, n. model, pattern.

parallel, a. like, similar, equal, analogous.

paralysis, n. palsy.

paralyze, v. benumb, deaden, stun, unnerve.

paralyzed person. paralytic.

paraphernalia, n. equipments, accouterments, ornaments.

parasite, n. hanger-on, toady, sycophant, fawner, flunky; zoM parasite, entozoa.

parcel, n. bundle, package; collection, lot; tract, plot, piece.

parch, v. torrefy.

parchment, n. vellum, pell, palimpsest.

pardon, n. absolution, remission, amnesty, forgiveness, condonation. Antonyms: retribution, vengeance, retaliation, implacability, penalty.

pardon, v. absolve, remit, forgive, condone.

pardonable, a. venial, excusable. Antonyms: unpardonable, inexcusable.

pare, v. peel.

parentage, n. extraction, descent, pedigree, ancestry, family, birth, lineage.

parish, n. Associated Words: parochial, parochialism, parishioner, parochialize.

parry, v. ward off, avert, prevent; avoid, evade, elude.

parson, n. See clergyman.

parsonage, n. rectory; manse; living, benefice.

part, n. portion, fraction, division, piece, constituent, installment, element, section, subdivision; quarter, region, district; share, portion, lot, allotment, assignment, duty, participation, function; role, character; clause, section, paragraph, chapter, passage, division.

part, v. divide, sever, disunite, dissever, sunder, dissociate, disconnect, detach, separate; intervene; apportion, share, mete out, allot, distribute.

partable, a. partible, separable. Antonyms: impartible, indivisible.

partake, v. share, participate in.

partaker, n. participant, participator, sharer.

partaking, n. participation.

parted, a. separated, divided, severed, disunited, isolated, detached, riven, cleft, sundered.

partial, a. warped, biased, prejudiced; imperfect, incomplete. Antonyms: See impartial.