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Set 14 B


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n opalescent
iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
thick-skinned animal
n opprobrium
infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
n parley
conference (between opponents); CF. speak
dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
n ostentatious
showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
n overwrought
nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
board on which painter mixes pigments(coloring matters)
public speaker
n pander
cater to (the low desires of others)
n pallid
pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
n oracular
of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
n ornithologist
scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
n pall
become boring; grow tiresome
n palatial
of or suitable for a palace; magnificent
n outstrip
outrun; surpass; outdo
something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
n panegyric
formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
n ordination
ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
n palimpsest
parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
n ossify
change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
act of finding oneself in society; orienting
n pan
criticize harshly
n paean
song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
s inamorata
woman whom a man loves
n osseous
made of bone; bony
tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder
decree; authoritative order
n palpitate
throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
n pariah
social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
s rustle
make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
n overweening
arrogant; presumptuous
n onerous
n orthography
correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
n parlance
language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
n pallet
small poor bed; Ex. straw pallet
n onomatopoeia
words formed in imitation of natural sounds
n palliate
ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
n panache
flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF. ÀÜ ¾Æ·¡·Î õÀ» »©³»´Â ¼Ø¾¾
n palate
roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
n palatable
agreeable; pleasing to the taste
illicit lover

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