Obstacle

Noun: a thing that blocks one’s way

Official

Noun: a person holding public office’ Noun: relating to an authority

Omniscient

Adjective: knowing everything

Onset

Noun: the begging of something, esp. unpleasant

Opinion

Noun: a judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact

Opportunity

Noun: a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something

Oppose

Verb: disapprove of and attempt to prevent

Optimist

Noun: a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

Ordinance

Noun: an authoritative order

Origin

Noun: the point or place where something begins

Originate

Verb: have a specified beginning

Ornamental

Adjective: decorative

Outlook

Noun: a person’s point of view or general attitude towards life

Outstanding

Adjective: exceptionally good; needing to be paid, done, or dealt with

Ownership

Noun: the act, state, or right of possessing something

Painstaking

Adjective: done with great care and thoroughness

Paraphrase

Verb: express the meaning of something already written or spoken

Parody

Noun: an imitation of the style or a particular writer or artist

Particle

Noun: a minute proportion of matter

Passage

Noun: the act or process of moving from one place to another through a path

Passive

Adjective: accepting what happens without resistance

Parasite

Noun: an organism that lives in or on another organism

Participate

Verb: take part in

Particular

Adjective: used to single out an individual member; Noun: a detail

Patriotism

Noun: love that people feel for their country

Perform

Verb: carry out, accomplish, or fulfill an action; entertain an audience

Persecute

Verb: subject someone to ill-treatment, esp. due to their religion, race, etc.

Persuade

Verb: cause someone to do something through reasoning or argument

Petition

Verb: make or present a formal request with respect to a cause

Phase

Noun: a distinct period or stage in a process of change or development

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