Para- words

All words begin with 'para.'
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Last updated: April 12, 2012
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Definition
Para- word
To rewrite something in other words.
Paraphrase
Unfounded suspicion of the motives of others.
Paranoia
A South American country.
Paraguay
Medical personnel who work in emergency situations.
Paramedics
A limit or boundary; a guideline.
Parameter
Like an umbrella for the sun.
Parasol
A state of supreme happiness; bliss.
Paradise
Paralysis of both lower limbs.
Paraplegia
An organism that lives on or in another organism.
Parasite
A fuel also known as kerosene.
Paraffin
A secret lover.
Paramour
Of the greatest importance or significance.
Paramount
An event relating to supernatural phenomena.
Paranormal
Lines that are equidistant at all points.
Parallel
A specific type of curve.
Parabola
A particular type of parrot.
Parakeet
Equipment necessary for a particular activity.
Paraphernalia
A self-contradictory statement.
Paradox
A model of excellence or perfection.
Paragon
A large public procession.
Parade
A skydiving safety device.
Parachute
6 Comments
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Level 66
Apr 17, 2012
I have to agree with arismartie13; you need to be a bit more forgiving on plurals and forms of the word. Paramedic should work as well as Paramedics. Paranoid should work as well as Paranoia.

Otherwise, a fantastic theme and great words.

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Level 19
Jul 12, 2012
Great game!! Can't understand why there aren't more people playing it!!
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Level 38
Oct 29, 2014
You should really accept "parabolic" too, and "paradigm" should be an acceptable substitute for "paragon".
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Level 64
Feb 20, 2022
Nice quiz! Nominated
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Level 77
Feb 26, 2022
Good quiz, but it needs type-ins. It’d be nice to type “chute” instead of parachute. Typing para 21 times is a bit annoying.
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Level 76
Feb 26, 2022
Paradise almost always refers to a place, maybe an experience, but not a state. I have never seen 'parameter' being used as a 'guideline' and neither OED or MW even suggests such a meaning. Also the only regular usage of the meaning 'limit' is in the expression 'within the parameters'. I would use the primary meaning to make a hint, for example (this is from OED) "A numerical or other measurable factor forming one of a set that defines a system or sets the conditions of its operation." Which is somewhat abstract, but there can at least be no doubt that the word 'parameter' is meant.