A paradox is a statement that appears to be self-contradictory or unrealistic but may surprisingly express a possible truth.
A paradigm is a model or example of something that shows how something works or how it can be produced.
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.
A paragon is an example of a thing or person at its or their very best.
A parody is a humorous imitation of more serious writing or music.
A parable is a short story that usually is told to illustrate a moral or lesson of some kind.
If you are afflicted with paranoia, you have extreme distrust of others and feel like they are always out to get you.
Paraphernalia is the equipment that one uses to do something or one's personal belongings collected over a period of time.
When you paraphrase, you put into your own words what you have just read, usually in a shorter version.
A parenthetical remark further explains or qualifies information.
An unparalleled accomplishment has not been equaled by anyone or cannot be compared to anything that anyone else has ever done.
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