Not a competely unfamiliar word, but worth noting the exact meaning.

SYLLABICATION: pa·re·sis

PRONUNCIATION: pə-rē’sĭs, păr’ĭ-sĭs

NOUN:    Inflected forms: pl. pa·re·ses (-sēz)
1. Slight or partial paralysis. 2. General paresis.

ETYMOLOGY:    Greek, act of letting go, paralysis, from parīenai, to let fall : para-, beside; see para–1 + hīenai, to throw.

OTHER FORMS:    pa·retic (pə-rĕt’ĭk) —ADJECTIVE & NOUN
pa·reti·cal·ly —ADVERB

Source: Bartelby.com.

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