7001 - 8000 Vocabulary List for Visiting Scholars in the USA - Page 54

Word Type Used in a Sentence Synonym
paradox noun It's a paradox that standing tires more than walking. a seemingly contradictory statement
paraffin noun They used paraffin to make candles. a waxy white or colorless solid
paramount adj. We should tend to her paramount needs. of chief concern or importance
paraphrase noun He didn't quote him he paraphrased him. a restatement on another form or words
parasite noun Many mushrooms and molds are parasites. something that lives off another
parental adj. Teaching kids is a parental responsibility. of, or relating to the job of a parent
parenthesis noun My wife (Bernice) and I have two sons. marks to set off explanatory remarks
participle noun Participles must be used correctly. grammar term
pasteurized verb In America milk is required to be pasteurized. raise temperature to kill off microorganisms
paternal adj. She is my paternal aunt. relative on my father's side