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pointlessness - noun total lack of meaning or ideas

  • pointrel - noun a tool used by an engraver

  • pointsman - noun a policeman stationed at an intersection to direct traffic

  • poised - adj. marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action; in full control of your faculties

  • poison - noun anything that harms or destroys; any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism; verb administer poison to; add poison to; kill with poison; kill by its poison; spoil as if by poison

  • poisoning - noun the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill; the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance

  • poisonously - adv. in a very malevolent manner

  • poivrade - noun for venison: brown sauce with sauteed vegetables and trimmings and marinade and plenty of pepper

  • poker - noun any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand; fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire

  • pokeweed - noun perennial of the genus Phytolacca

  • pokey - adj. small and remote and insignificant; wasting time; noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

  • poking - noun a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

  • pokomo - noun a Bantu language spoken in the Kenyan coastal areas of East Africa

  • poky - adj. small and remote and insignificant; wasting time; noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

  • polack - noun a person of Polish descent

  • polanisia - noun widely distributed herbs having palmate leaves and creamy white to or pink to magenta flowers with many stamens of unequal length

  • polarity - noun having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges); a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies

  • polarization - noun the phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibration; the condition of having or giving polarity

  • polarize - verb become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation; cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions; cause to vibrate in a definite pattern

  • polarographic - adj. of or involving polarography

  • polder - noun low-lying land that has been reclaimed and is protected by dikes (especially in the Netherlands)

  • poleax - noun a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick; an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade; verb fell with or as if with a poleax

  • poleaxe - noun a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick; an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade; verb fell with or as if with a poleax

  • polemical - adj. of or involving dispute or controversy

  • polemically - adv. involving controversy

  • polemicist - noun a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)

  • polemics - noun the branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors

  • polemist - noun a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)

  • polemize - verb engage in a controversy

  • polemoniaceae - noun a widely distributed family of chiefly herbaceous plants of the order Polemoniales; often have showy flowers

  • polemoniaceous - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Polemoniaceae

  • polemoniales - noun Polemoniaceae; Solanaceae; Boraginaceae; Labiatae; Lentibulariaceae; Pedaliaceae; in some classifications includes the order Scrophulariales

  • polemonium - noun any plant of the genus Polemonium; most are low-growing often foul-smelling plants of temperate to arctic regions

  • polenta - noun a thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water

  • poler - noun a draft horse harnessed alongside the shaft or pole of a vehicle

  • polestar - noun the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the little dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it

  • polianthes - noun genus of perennial tuberous herbs having lilylike flowers; Mexico; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae

  • policewoman - noun a woman policeman

  • policyholder - noun an insured person; the client in whose name an insurance policy is written

  • poliosis - noun loss of color from the hair

  • polished - adj. perfected or made shiny and smooth; showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth; (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed

  • polisher - noun a power tool used to buff surfaces

  • polistes - noun a genus of Vespidae

  • politely - adv. in a polite manner

  • politeness - noun the act of showing regard for others; a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage

  • politesse - noun courtesy towards women

  • political - adj. involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians; of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power; of or relating to the profession of governing

  • politically - adv. with regard to government; with regard to social relationships involving authority

  • politicize - verb give a political character to

  • politics - noun the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs; the study of government of states and other political units; the opinion you hold with respect to political questions; social relations involving authority or power

  • pollack - noun important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod; lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish; United States filmmaker (born in 1934)

  • pollex - noun the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb

  • pollination - noun transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant

  • pollinator - noun an insect that carries pollen from one flower to another

  • pollinium - noun a coherent mass of pollen grains (as in orchids)

  • pollinosis - noun a seasonal rhinitis resulting from an allergic reaction to pollen

  • polliwog - noun a larval frog or toad

  • pollucite - noun a rare mineral that is an important source of cesium

  • polluted - adj. rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution

  • polluter - noun a person or organization that causes pollution of the environment

  • pollywog - noun a larval frog or toad

  • polony - noun another name for Bologna sausage

  • polska - noun a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II

  • poltergeist - noun a ghost that announces its presence with rapping and the creation of disorder

  • poltroon - adj. characterized by complete cowardliness; noun an abject coward

  • poltroonery - noun abject pusillanimity

  • polyamide - noun a polymer containing repeated amide groups

  • polyandrist - noun a woman with two or more husbands

  • polyandrous - adj. having more than one husband at a time

  • polyandry - noun having more than one husband at a time

  • polyangium - noun type genus of the family Polyangiaceae: myxobacteria with rounded fruiting bodies enclosed in a membrane

  • polyanthus - noun florists' primroses; considered a complex hybrid derived from oxlip, cowslip, and common primrose

  • polyarteritis - noun inflammation of several arteries

  • polyatomic - adj. of or relating to a molecule made up of more than two atoms

  • polyborus - noun a genus of Falconidae

  • polycarp - noun Greek bishop of Smyrna who refused to recant his Christian faith and was burned to death by pagans (circa 69-155)

  • polychaeta - noun marine annelid worms

  • polychaete - noun chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles

  • polychromatic - adj. (of light or other electromagnetic radiation) composed of more than one wavelength; having or exhibiting many colors

  • polychrome - adj. having or exhibiting many colors; noun a piece of work composed of or decorated in many colors; verb color with many colors; make polychrome

  • polychromic - adj. having or exhibiting many colors

  • polychromize - verb color with many colors; make polychrome

  • polycrystalline - adj. composed of aggregates of crystals

  • polycythemia - noun a disorder characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood

  • polydactyl - adj. of or relating to a person (or other vertebrate) having more than the normal number of digits

  • polydactylous - adj. of or relating to a person (or other vertebrate) having more than the normal number of digits

  • polydactylus - noun a genus of Polynemidae

  • polydactyly - noun birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes

  • polydipsia - noun excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)

  • polyergus - noun Amazon ants

  • polyester - noun any of a large class of synthetic fabrics; a complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer; any of numerous synthetic resins; they are light and strong and weather resistant

  • polyethylene - noun a lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation

  • polygala - noun type genus of the Polygalaceae: milkwort; senega; snakeroot

  • polygalaceae - noun trees, shrubs, and herbs widely distributed throughout both hemispheres

  • polygamist - noun someone who is married to two or more people at the same time

  • polygamous - adj. having more than one mate at a time; used of relationships and individuals; having several forms of gametoecia on the same plant

  • polygamy - noun having more than one spouse at a time

  • polygene - noun a gene that by itself has little effect on the phenotype but which can act together with others to produce observable variations

  • polygenic - adj. of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once; of or related to or determined by polygenes

  • polygonaceae - noun a family of plants of order Polygonales chiefly of the north temperate zone; includes the buckwheats

  • polygonales - noun coextensive with the family Polygonaceae,

  • polygonally - adv. in a polygonal manner

  • polygonatum - noun sometimes placed in subfamily Convallariaceae

  • polygonia - noun comma butterflies

  • polygonum - noun diverse genus of herbs or woody subshrubs of north temperate regions

  • polygraph - noun a medical instrument that records several physiological processes simultaneously (e.g., pulse rate and blood pressure and respiration and perspiration)

  • polygynist - noun a man with two or more wives

  • polygyny - noun having more than one wife at a time

  • polyhidrosis - noun excessive and profuse perspiration

  • polymastigina - noun small usually parasitic flagellates

  • polymath - noun a person of great and varied learning

  • polymerization - noun a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound

  • polymerize - verb undergo polymerization; cause (a compound) to polymerize

  • polymorphism - noun (biology) the existence of two or more forms of individuals within the same animal species (independent of sex differences); (chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound

  • polymorphous - adj. relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms; having or occurring in several distinct forms; relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population

  • polymyositis - noun myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling; progression and severity vary among individuals

  • polynemidae - noun threadfins

  • polynesian - adj. of or relating to Polynesia or its people or culture; noun a native or inhabitant of Polynesia; the branch of the Austronesian languages spoken from Madagascar to the central Pacific

  • polyneuritis - noun inflammation of many or all of the peripheral nerves (as in leprosy)

  • polyodon - noun type genus of the Polyodontidae

  • polyodontidae - noun paddlefishes

  • polyoicous - adj. having several forms of gametoecia on the same plant

  • polyose - noun any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules

  • polyp - noun one of two forms that coelenterates take e.g. a hydra or coral: usually sedentary and has a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth; a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane

  • polypedates - noun type genus of the Polypedatidae

  • polypeptide - noun a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids

  • polypetalous - adj. having a corolla composed of many separated or distinct petals

  • polyphase - adj. of an electrical system that uses or generates two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency but differing in phase angle

  • polyphone - noun a letter that has two or more pronunciations

  • polyphonic - adj. having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together; of or relating to or characterized by polyphony; having two or more phonetic values

  • polyphonous - adj. of or relating to or characterized by polyphony

  • polyplacophora - noun small class of marine mollusks comprising the chitons; sometimes considered an order of the subclass Amphineura

  • polyplacophore - noun primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates

  • polyploid - adj. of a cell or organism having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes; noun (genetics) an organism or cell having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes

  • polypodiaceae - noun ferns: a large family that in some classification systems has been subdivided into several families (including Aspleniaceae and Blechnaceae and Davalliaceae and Dennstaedtiaceae and Dryopteridaceae and Oleandraceae and Pteridaceae)

  • polypodium - noun a genus of ferns belonging to the family Polypodiaceae and having rounded naked sori

  • polypody - noun any of numerous ferns of the genus Polypodium

  • polyporaceae - noun fungi that become corky or woody with age, often forming shelflike growths on trees

  • polypore - noun woody pore fungi; any fungus of the family Polyporaceae or family Boletaceae having the spore-bearing surface within tubes or pores; the fruiting bodies are usually woody at maturity and persistent

  • polyporus - noun type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers

  • polyptoton - noun repetition of a word in a different case or inflection in the same sentence

  • polypus - noun a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane

  • polysemant - noun a word having more than one meaning

  • polysemantic - adj. of words; having many meanings

  • polysemous - adj. of words; having many meanings

  • polysemy - noun the ambiguity of an individual word or phrase that can be used (in different contexts) to express two or more different meanings

  • polysomy - noun congenital defect of having one or more extra chromosomes in somatic cells

  • polystichum - noun small to medium-sized terrestrial ferns especially holly ferns; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae

  • polystyrene - noun a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic

  • polysyllabic - adj. (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables; having or characterized by words of more than three syllables

  • polysyllabically - adv. in a polysyllabic manner

  • polysyllable - noun a word of more than three syllables

  • polysyndeton - noun using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted (as in `he ran and jumped and laughed for joy')

  • polysynthetic - adj. forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning

  • polytheism - noun belief in multiple Gods

  • polytheist - noun one who believes in a plurality of gods

  • polytheistic - adj. worshipping or believing in more than one god

  • polythene - noun a lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation

  • polytonal - adj. using more than one key or tonality simultaneously

  • polytonalism - noun music that uses two or more different keys at the same time

  • polytonality - noun music that uses two or more different keys at the same time

  • polyunsaturated - adj. (of long-chain carbon compounds especially fats) having many unsaturated bonds

  • polyuria - noun renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes

  • polyvalence - noun (toxicology) the state of being capable of counteracting more than one toxin or antigen or kind of microorganism; (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two

  • polyvalent - adj. having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher; containing several antibodies each capable of counteracting a specific antigen

  • polyzoa - noun marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooids

  • polyzoan - noun sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding

  • pom - noun a disparaging term for English immigrants to Australia or New Zealand

  • pomacentridae - noun damselfishes

  • pomacentrus - noun type genus of the Pomacentridae: damselfishes

  • pomaderris - noun a genus of Australasian shrubs and trees

  • pomatomidae - noun food and game fishes related to pompanos

  • pomatomus - noun type genus of the Pomatomidae

  • pomatum - noun hairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment

  • pome - noun a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part

  • pomelo - noun large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp; southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits

  • pomeranian - noun breed of very small compact long-haired dogs of the spitz type

  • pomfret - noun deep-bodied sooty-black pelagic spiny-finned fish of the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific; valued for food

  • pommel - noun handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle; a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse; an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger; verb strike, usually with the fist

  • pommy - noun a disparaging term for English immigrants to Australia or New Zealand
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