Prodigious Prefixes: PARA

An itemization of beginning with the prefix 'para'.

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  1. parable
    a short moral story
  2. parabola
    a curve formed by an object thrown in the air and falling
  3. parabolic
    resembling or expressed by parables
  4. parachute
    cloth canopy that fills with air to slow a fall
  5. paradigm
    a standard or typical example
  6. paradigmatic
    of or relating to a typical example
  7. paradox
    a statement that contradicts itself
  8. paradoxical
    seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
  9. paragon
    a perfect embodiment of a concept
  10. paragraph
    one of several distinct subdivisions of a text
  11. paralegal
    a person with specialized training who assists lawyers
  12. parallax
    apparent displacement of an object as seen from two points
  13. parallel
    being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
  14. parallelism
    similarity by virtue of corresponding
  15. parallelogram
    a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel and equal
  16. paralysis
    loss of the ability to move a body part
  17. paralytic
    relating to or of the nature of paralysis
  18. paralyze
    cause to be immobile
  19. paralyzed
    affected with paralysis
  20. paramecium
    a freshwater ciliate protozoan
  21. paramedic
    a person trained to give emergency medical treatment
  22. parameter
    a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied
  23. parametric
    of or relating to or in terms of a parameter
  24. paranoia
    a mental disorder characterized by delusions of persecution
  25. paranoid
    suffering from delusions of persecution or grandeur
  26. paranormal
    not in accordance with or able to be explained by science
  27. parapet
    a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
  28. paraphernalia
    equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles
  29. paraphrase
    express the same message in different words
  30. paraplegic
    suffering total immobilization of the lower half of the body
  31. paraprofessional
    a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
  32. parasite
    an animal or plant that lives in or on a host
  33. parasitic
    relating to an animal or plant that lives in or on a host
  34. parasitism
    when one organism benefits from another by causing damage
  35. parasol
    a handheld collapsible source of shade
  36. paratrooper
    a soldier in the paratroops
  37. parhelion
    a bright spot on the parhelic circle
  38. parody
    a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style

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