A to Z Challenge: P

I feel really great about having made it this far this year.

Panacea
Definition: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists.
Sentence: The city fathers speak of binglang as if it were a panacea for all of Xiangtan’s ills, from curing tapeworm to solving unemployment. 
                    — New York Times (Aug 20, 2010)

Parsimonious
Definition: excessively unwilling to spend.
Sentence: In allusion to greedy, parsimonious people, who would rather be put to a great deal of trouble than incur a trifling expense. 
                 — Alexander Hislop

Pedagogy
Definition: the principles and methods of instruction.
Sentence: What type of pedagogy, or teaching method, makes me thrive? 
                 — New York Times (Jan 13, 2011)

Perfidious
Definition: tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans.
Sentence: Any one who studied her treacherous and perfidious countenance would detect therein craft and cruelty. 
              — Eugène Sue

Pusillanimous
Definition: lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful.
Sentence: The public is pusillanimous and cowardly, because it is weak. 
             — Ernest Rhys

Comments

  1. You should feel great - your posts have been wonderful and I'm probably going to refer back to them (I need brain power).

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  2. Yay! I knew all of your words for today. :-)

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