GRE Verbal Tips and Vocabulary Skills Word Power(p)

  • Pacifist(N): peace – lover, one who is against to war Gandhi mahatma was a pacifist
  • Pageant(N): show, parade, ceremony, a public entertainment in which people dress  I love the pageantry of royal possessions.
  • Painstaking(Adj): careful, meticulous, assiduous The event had been planned with painstaking details
  • Palatable(Adj): delicious, tasty We had palatable dinner at the hotel paradise
  • Palatial(Adj): luxurious splendid, magnificent, extremely large and impressive He has a palatial bungalow in the heart of the city.
  • Palpable(Adj): obivious, visible ,apparent  It is quite palpable that she is lying
  • Pamper(V): mollycoddle, spoil If you pamper the children, you will spoil them.
  • Panacea(N): cure for all, a remedy for all diseases It is proved that meditation is a panacea for all mental end  physical disorders.
  • Pandemic(Adj): widespread, universal, affecting a whole people The AIDS pandemic is affecting whole world
  • Pandemonium(N): uproar, tumult, commotion, utter confusion  Pandemonium broke out in the parliament.
  • Panorama(N): wide view, birds- eye – view, unbroken view of surrounding region. We can have the panorama of Hyderabad from the hill- top of Golkonda fort.
  • Paradigm(N): example, modelA good teacher is a paradigm to his students to follow
  • Paradox(N): contradiction absurdity  His speech was full of paradoxes.
  • Paragon(N): perfect example, ideal , epitome She is the paragon of women virtues.
  • Paramount(Adj): most important, supreme, significant Planning is paramount important to succeed in any field
  • Parched(Adj): dried up, scorched Let us get a drink- I am parched.
  • Pare(V): cut, reduce She was paring her nails with nail- cutter.
  • Parity(N): equality, unity, the state of being equal.  Prison officers are demanding pay parity with police officers.
  • Parsimonious(Adj): miserly, stingy, niggardly  He is so parsimonious that he doesn’t give even proper food to his Children.
  • Pastoral: rural, countryside, simple I like pastoral life.
  • Pathos(N): sympathy, sadness The scene was full of pathos.
  • Patrician(N): aristocrat, noble She comes from a patrician family.
  • Patrimony(N): inherited from one’s parents of ancestors, heritage He ran through all the patrimony in a year and become penniless
  • Patron(N): benefactor, supporter, helper and protector Our school has a very good patron.
  • Paucity(N): scarcity, dearth, shortage The scheme failed due to the paucity of funds.
  • Pauper(N) : poor, penniless  Sometimes a prosperous person may also become a pauper.
  • Pecuniary(Adj): financial, monetary  He needs a loan to overcome from his pecuniary difficulties.
  • Pedagogue(N): teacher His ambition is to become a pedagogue.
  • Paranoid(N): fearful, anxiety, suffering from a mental illness in which you wrongly believe that other people are trying to harm you.
  • Penitent (Adj): sorry for sinning or doing, repentant, remorseful The penitent thief promised never to steal again
  • Peevish(Adj): irritable, fractios, easily angered It is very difficult to get along with a peevish wife or husband.
  • Pejorative(Adj): derogatory, depreciatory The opposition leader attacked the government with his pejorative remarks.
  • Pell- mell(N): helter – skelter, in disorderly manner The people ran pell – mell when the police charged.
  • Pellucid(Adj): transparent, lucid, clear  The pellucid water in that lake is a major attraction.
  • Penchant(N): liking, fondness She sat penchant for western music.
  • Pensive(Adj): penniless, poor Once he was penurious, now he is a millionaire
  • Perennial(Adj): perpetual, eternal, everlasting, continuing for very long time  The government is unable to solve the perennial problem of water shortage.
  • Perfidious(Adj): treacherous, disloyal, faithless He was so perfidious that he killed his close friend for the sake of  his money.
  • Perfunctory(Adj): cursory, superficial done as a duty with out  care or interest  What  ever you do, do it sincerely and attentively not perfunctorily.
  • Perish(V): vanish, die, disappear, be destroyed Hundreds of people perished in the storm.
  • Perjury(N): lying under oath, giving false evidence  It is a criminal offence to commit perjury.
  • Permeate(V): spread through, pass-through, diffuse Water permeates through the soil

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