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pomo - noun the Kulanapan language spoken by the Pomo; a member of an Indian people of northern California living along the Russian River valley and adjacent Pacific coast

  • pomologist - noun someone versed in pomology or someone who cultivates fruit trees

  • pomology - noun the branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruits

  • pompously - adv. in a pompous manner

  • pompousness - noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

  • ponca - noun the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Ponca; a member of the Siouan people of the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska

  • poncirus - noun one species: trifoliate orange

  • ponderable - adj. capable of being weighed or considered; capable of being thought about

  • ponderer - noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation

  • pondering - adj. persistently or morbidly thoughtful

  • ponderosity - noun the property of being large in mass

  • ponderously - adv. in a heavy ponderous manner; in an uninterestingly ponderous manner

  • ponderousness - noun an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency; the property of being large in mass

  • pondweed - noun any of several submerged or floating freshwater perennial aquatic weeds belonging to the family Potamogetonaceae; submerged freshwater perennials

  • pone - noun cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (southern)

  • pongee - noun a soft thin cloth woven from raw silk (or an imitation)

  • pongidae - noun usually considered as comprising orangutans; gorillas; chimpanzees; and sometimes gibbons

  • pongo - noun type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans

  • poniard - noun a dagger with a slender blade; verb stab with a poniard

  • pontederia - noun pickerelweed

  • pontederiaceae - noun aquatic or bog plants

  • pontifex - noun a member of the highest council of priests in ancient Rome

  • pontifical - adj. puffed up with vanity; denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops; proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; noun the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)

  • pontoon - noun a float supporting a seaplane; (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge

  • ponytail - noun a hair style that draws the hair back so that it hangs down in back of the head like a pony's tail

  • poof - noun offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

  • pooler - noun someone who shares in and contributes to a general fund for use by all

  • poolroom - noun a room with pool tables where pool is played

  • poon - noun any of several East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum having shiny leathery leaves and lightweight hard wood; wood of any poon tree; used for masts and spars

  • poorhouse - noun an establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the poor and homeless

  • poorly - adj. somewhat ill or prone to illness; adv. (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well

  • poorness - noun the quality of being poorly made or maintained; less than adequate; the quality of being meager; the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions

  • poorwill - noun goatsucker of western North America

  • popery - noun offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church

  • popeyed - adj. having bulging eyes; with eyes or mouth open in surprise

  • popgun - noun plaything consisting of a toy gun that makes a popping sound

  • popinjay - noun archaic; a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)

  • popishly - adv. like the Pope; in a popish manner

  • popliteal - adj. of or relating to the area behind the knee joint

  • popover - noun light hollow muffin made of a puff batter (individual Yorkshire pudding) baked in a deep muffin cup

  • popper - noun a container for cooking popcorn; a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)

  • poppet - noun a mushroom-shaped valve that rises perpendicular from its seat; commonly used in internal-combustion engines

  • poppycock - noun senseless talk

  • popularism - noun music adapted to the understanding and taste of the majority

  • popularity - noun the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after

  • popularization - noun the act of making something attractive to the general public; an interpretation that easily understandable and acceptable

  • popularize - verb make understandable to the general public; cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use

  • popularizer - noun someone who makes attractive to the general public

  • popularly - adv. among the people

  • population - noun the act of populating (causing to live in a place); (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area; the people who inhabit a territory or state; the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.)

  • populus - noun a genus of trees of the family Salicaceae that is found in the northern hemisphere; poplars

  • porbeagle - noun voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacific

  • porcelainize - verb coat with porcelain or a porcelain-like surface

  • porgy - noun important deep-bodied food and sport fish of warm and tropical coastal waters; found worldwide; lean flesh of fish found in warm waters of southern Atlantic coast of the United States

  • porifera - noun coextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa: sponges

  • poriferan - noun primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies

  • poriferous - adj. full of pores or vessels or holes

  • porker - noun a pig fattened to provide meat

  • porkfish - noun black and gold grunt found from Bermuda to Caribbean to Brazil

  • porkpie - noun man's hat with a low, flat crown and a snap brim

  • pornographic - adj. designed to arouse lust

  • pornographically - adv. in a pornographic manner

  • poroporo - noun Australian annual sometimes cultivated for its racemes of purple flowers and edible yellow egg-shaped fruit

  • porose - adj. forming a continuous series of pores

  • porousness - noun the property of being porous; being able to absorb fluids

  • porphyra - noun a genus of protoctist

  • porphyria - noun a genetic abnormality of metabolism causing abdominal pains and mental confusion

  • porphyrin - noun any of various pigments distributed widely in living tissues

  • porphyrio - noun Old World purple gallinules

  • porphyritic - adj. (of rocks) consisting of porphyry or containing large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals

  • porringer - noun a shallow metal bowl (usually with a handle) from which children eat

  • porta - noun an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

  • portability - noun the quality of being light enough to be carried

  • portable - adj. of a motor designed to be attached to the outside of a boat's hull; easily or conveniently transported; noun a small light typewriter; usually with a case in which it can be carried

  • portcullis - noun gate consisting of an iron or wooden grating that hangs in the entry to a castle or fortified town; can be lowered to prevent passage

  • portentously - adv. in a portentous manner

  • porter - noun a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley; a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars); a person employed to carry luggage and supplies; United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910); United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946); United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980); someone who guards an entrance; verb carry luggage or supplies

  • porterage - noun the transportation of burdens by porters; the charge for carrying burdens by porters

  • porthole - noun a window in a ship or airplane; an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through

  • porticoed - adj. marked by columniation having free columns in porticoes either at both ends or at both sides of a structure

  • portiere - noun a heavy curtain hung across a doorway

  • portion - noun the allotment of some amount by dividing something; something less than the whole of a human artifact; an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage; assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; something determined in relation to something that includes it; your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); verb give out or allot

  • portly - adj. euphemisms for `fat'

  • portraitist - noun a painter or drawer of portraits

  • portrayer - noun a painter or drawer of portraits

  • portulacaceae - noun family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas

  • portunidae - noun swimming crabs

  • portunus - noun type genus of the family Portunidae

  • porzana - noun spotted crakes

  • poser - noun a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem; a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not

  • posing - noun (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)

  • positional - adj. of or relating to or determined by position

  • positioner - noun (computer science) the actuator that moves a read/write head to the proper data track

  • positively - adv. extremely; so as to be positive; in a positive manner

  • positiveness - noun the quality of being undeniable and not worth arguing about; an amount greater than zero; the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome; a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness; the character of the positive electric pole

  • positivism - noun the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation); a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness

  • positivist - adj. of or relating to positivism; noun someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes

  • positivistic - adj. of or relating to positivism

  • positivity - noun an amount greater than zero; a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness; the character of the positive electric pole; the quality of being undeniable and not worth arguing about; the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome

  • posology - noun the pharmacological determination of appropriate doses of drugs and medicines

  • possessed - adj. influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion; in a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon

  • possessively - adv. in a possessive manner

  • possessiveness - noun excessive desire to possess or dominate

  • posset - noun sweet spiced hot milk curdled with ale or beer

  • possibility - noun a possible alternative; a future prospect or potential; capability of existing or happening or being true; a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

  • possibleness - noun capability of existing or happening or being true

  • possibly - adv. by chance; to a degree possible of achievement or by possible means; in a manner or to a degree possible of conceiving; with a possibility of becoming actual

  • possumwood - noun medium-sized tree of dry woodlands in the southern and eastern United States bearing yellow or orange very astringent fruit that is edible when fully ripe

  • postbag - noun letter carrier's shoulder bag

  • postbox - noun public box for deposit of mail

  • postcava - noun receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heart; formed from the union of the two iliac veins

  • postdate - verb establish something as being later relative to something else; be later in time

  • postdiluvian - adj. existing or occurring after Noah's flood; noun anything living after Noah's flood

  • posted - adj. publicly announced

  • poster - noun a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers; someone who pastes up bills or placards on walls or billboards

  • posteriority - noun following in time; the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end

  • postern - noun a small gate in the rear of a fort or castle

  • postexilic - adj. of or relating to the period in Jewish history after 539 BC (after the Babylonian Captivity)

  • postganglionic - adj. beyond or distal to a ganglion (referring especially to the unmyelinated fibers that originate from cells in autonomic ganglia)

  • postglacial - adj. relating to or occurring during the time following a glacial period

  • posthitis - noun inflammation of the foreskin of the penis; usually caused by bacterial infection

  • posthole - noun a hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post

  • posthouse - noun an inn for exchanging post horses and accommodating riders

  • posthumously - adv. after death

  • postilion - noun someone who rides the near horse of a pair in order to guide the horses pulling a carriage (especially a carriage without a coachman)

  • postimpressionist - noun an artist of the Postimpressionist school who revolted against Impressionism

  • posting - noun (bookkeeping) a listing on the company's records; the transmission of a letter; a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

  • postmeridian - adj. after noon

  • postmillennial - adj. of or relating to the period following the millennium

  • postmistress - noun a woman postmaster

  • postmortal - adj. occurring or done after death

  • postnatal - adj. occurring immediately after birth

  • postnuptial - adj. relating to events after a marriage

  • postponement - noun act of putting off to a future time; time during which some action is awaited

  • postponer - noun someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)

  • postpose - verb place after another constituent in the sentence

  • postpositive - adj. (of a modifier) placed after another word

  • postprandial - adj. following a meal (especially dinner)

  • postulant - noun one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order

  • postulation - noun (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument; a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

  • postulational - adj. of or relating to or derived from axioms

  • postulator - noun someone who assumes or takes something for granted as the basis of an argument; (Roman Catholic Church) someone who proposes or pleads for a candidate for beatification or canonization

  • postural - adj. of or relating to or involving posture

  • posturer - noun someone who behaves in a manner calculated to impress or mislead others

  • potage - noun thick (often creamy) soup

  • potamogale - noun amphibious African insectivorous mammal that resembles an otter

  • potamogalidae - noun otter shrews

  • potamogeton - noun a large genus of aquatic herbs found in quiet waters in temperate regions; leaves usually float on the water

  • potamogetonaceae - noun plants that grow in ponds and slow streams; sometimes includes family Zosteraceae

  • potation - noun the act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink); a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg

  • potawatomi - noun the Algonquian language spoken by the Potawatomi; a member of the Algonquian people originally of Michigan and Wisconsin

  • potbellied - adj. having a large belly

  • potboiler - noun a literary composition of poor quality that was written quickly to make money (to boil the pot)

  • potboy - noun a worker in an inn or public house who serves customers and does various chores

  • poteen - noun unlawfully distilled Irish whiskey

  • potence - noun the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse

  • potency - noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse; the power or right to give orders or make decisions; the inherent capacity for coming into being

  • potentiality - noun an aptitude that may be developed; the inherent capacity for coming into being

  • potentially - adv. with a possibility of becoming actual

  • potentiate - verb increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon)

  • potentiation - noun (medicine) the synergistic effect of two drugs given simultaneously

  • potentilla - noun chiefly perennial northern hemisphere herbs and shrubs: cinquefoil

  • potently - adv. in a manner having a powerful influence

  • poterium - noun a genus of thorny herbs or shrubs of the family Rosaceae

  • potful - noun the quantity contained in a pot

  • pothead - noun someone who smokes marijuana habitually

  • pother - noun an excited state of agitation; verb make upset or troubled; make a fuss; be agitated

  • potherb - noun any of various herbaceous plants whose leaves or stems or flowers are cooked and used for food or seasoning

  • pothook - noun an S-shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire

  • pothos - noun any of various tropical lianas of the genus Scindapsus; evergreen liana widely cultivated for its variegated foliage

  • pothouse - noun tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals

  • pothunter - noun someone who hunts for food (not for sport); someone who participates in contests in order to collect trophies; a nonprofessional archeologist

  • potluck - noun whatever happens to be available especially when offered to an unexpected guest or when brought by guests and shared by all

  • potman - noun a worker in an inn or public house who serves customers and does various chores

  • potomania - noun an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

  • potoroinae - noun rat kangaroos

  • potoroo - noun Australian rat kangaroos

  • potorous - noun potoroos
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