1. party boss a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments
  2. paradox a statement that contradicts itself
  3. paradigm a standard or typical example
  4. parti pris an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
  5. Bradypus type genus of the Bradypodidae: three-toed sloths
  6. party whip a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
  7. Parrotiopsis one species: deciduous tree of the Himalaya Mountains
  8. parity bit (computer science) a bit 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 arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error
  9. pertness quality of being lively and confident
  10. partible (of e.g. property) capable of being parted or divided
  11. parts the local environment
  12. portable easily or conveniently transported
  13. paradise any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
  14. pari passu used in legal language
  15. pertussis a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane
  16. platypus small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae
  17. period piece any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period
  18. parotitis inflammation of one or both parotid glands
  19. beard moss greenish grey pendulous lichen growing on trees
  20. parody a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style

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