beside, alongside


  • paradox

    A paradox is a statement that appears to be self-contradictory or unrealistic but may surprisingly express a possible truth.

  • paradigm

    A paradigm is a model or example of something that shows how it works or how it can be produced; a paradigm shift is a completely new way of thinking about something.

  • parochial

    Someone has a parochial outlook when they are mostly concerned with narrow or limited issues that affect a small, local area or a very specific cause; they are also unconcerned with wider or more general issues.

  • paragon

    A paragon is an example of a thing or person at its or their very best.

  • parody

    A parody is a humorous imitation of more serious writing or music.

  • parable

    A parable is a short story that usually is told to illustrate a moral or lesson of some kind.

  • paranoia

    If you are afflicted with paranoia, you have extreme distrust of others and feel like they are always out to get you.

  • paraphernalia

    Paraphernalia is the equipment that one uses to do something or one's personal belongings collected over a period of time.

  • paraphrase

    When you paraphrase, you put into your own words what you have just read, usually in a shorter version.

  • parenthetical

    A parenthetical remark further explains or qualifies information.

  • unparalleled

    An unparalleled accomplishment has not been equaled by anyone or cannot be compared to anything that anyone else has ever done.

  • parabola

    a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve

  • paradigmatic

    of or relating to a grammatical paradigm

  • paragraph

    divide into paragraphs, as of text

  • parallel

    be parallel to

  • parallelogram

    a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length

  • paralysis

    loss of the ability to move a body part

  • paralyze

    make powerless and unable to function

  • paramecium

    any member of the genus Paramecium

  • parameter

    a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves

  • paranoid

    suffering from paranoia

  • parasite

    an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant)

  • parasitic

    relating to or caused by parasites

  • parenthesis

    either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material

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