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potpie - noun deep-dish meat and vegetable pie or a meat stew with dumplings

  • potsherd - noun a shard of pottery

  • potshot - noun a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter); criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration

  • pottage - noun a stew of vegetables and (sometimes) meat; thick (often creamy) soup

  • potted - adj. (British informal) summarized or abridged; preserved in a pot or can or jar; of plants; planted or grown in a pot

  • potter - noun a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln; verb work lightly; move around aimlessly; do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

  • potterer - noun a person who putters about

  • pottle - noun a pot that holds 2 quarts

  • potto - noun a kind of lemur; arboreal fruit-eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail

  • potty - adj. (British informal) trivial; stupid and confused; used especially of persons; very drunk; noun a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

  • pouched - adj. having a pouch

  • pouchlike - adj. shaped like a pouch

  • pouf - noun thick cushion used as a seat; offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

  • poulterer - noun a dealer in poultry and poultry products

  • poultryman - noun a dealer in poultry and poultry products

  • poundage - noun weight expressed in pounds; a fee charged for the recovery of impounded animals; a charge based on weight measured in pounds; placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law

  • poundal - noun a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 foot/sec/sec to a mass of 1 pound; equal to 1382 newtons

  • pounder - noun (used only in combination) something weighing a given number of pounds; a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone

  • pounding - noun repeated heavy blows; the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)

  • pourboire - noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

  • pouring - adj. flowing profusely

  • pouter - noun one of a breed of pigeon that enlarge their crop until their breast is puffed out; someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression

  • poutingly - adv. with a pout or in a pouting manner

  • powdered - adj. consisting of fine particles

  • powderer - noun someone who applies or scatters powder

  • powderiness - noun having a very fine texture

  • powderize - verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; become powder or dust

  • powerboat - noun a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine

  • powered - adj. (often used in combination) having or using or propelled by means of power or power of a specified kind

  • powerfully - adv. in a powerful manner; in a manner having a powerful influence

  • powerfulness - noun possession of controlling influence

  • powerless - adj. lacking power

  • powerlessly - adv. in a powerless manner

  • powerlessness - noun the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble

  • powhatan - noun the Algonquian language of the Powhatan; a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived in eastern Virginia; Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (1550?-1618)

  • powwow - noun a council of or with Native Americans; (informal) a quick private conference; verb hold a powwow, talk, conference or meeting

  • pox - noun a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks; a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

  • poyou - noun Argentine armadillo with six movable bands and hairy underparts

  • practicability - noun the quality of being usable

  • practicableness - noun the quality of being usable

  • practicably - adv. in a practicable manner; so as to be feasible

  • practicality - noun concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities

  • practically - adv. in a practical manner; almost; nearly; (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely

  • practiced - adj. skillful after much practice; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

  • practician - noun someone who practices a learned profession

  • praenomen - noun the first name of a citizen of ancient Rome

  • praesidium - noun a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session

  • praetor - noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic

  • praetorial - adj. of or relating to a Roman praetor

  • praetorian - adj. characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality; of or relating to a Roman praetor; noun a member of the Praetorian Guard

  • praetorium - noun the tent of an ancient Roman general

  • praetorship - noun the office of praetor

  • pragmatical - adj. concerned with practical matters; of or concerning the theory of pragmatism

  • pragmatically - adv. in a realistic manner

  • pragmatics - noun the study of language use

  • praiseful - adj. full of or giving praise

  • praising - adj. full of or giving praise

  • praisworthiness - noun the property of deserving praise

  • prajapati - noun god personifying a creative force; equivalent to Brahma

  • prakrit - noun any of the vernacular Indic languages of north and central India (as distinguished from Sanskrit) recorded from the 3rd century BC to the 4th century AD; any of the modern Indic languages

  • prakritic - adj. of or relating to Prakrit

  • praline - noun cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans

  • prancer - noun a mettlesome or fiery horse

  • prandial - adj. of or relating to a meal

  • prankish - adj. naughtily or annoyingly playful

  • prankishness - noun the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks

  • prankster - noun someone who plays practical jokes on others

  • prat - noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

  • prate - noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk; verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

  • prater - noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker

  • pratfall - noun a fall onto your buttocks; an embarrassing mistake

  • pratincole - noun Old World shorebird with long pointed wings and short legs; closely related to the coursers

  • prattle - noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk; verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

  • prattler - noun someone who speaks in a childish way

  • prawn - noun shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible; any of various edible decapod crustaceans; verb fish for prawns

  • praxis - noun translating an idea into action

  • praya - noun colonial siphonophore of up to 130 ft long

  • preacher - noun someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel

  • preachification - noun moralization delivered tediously in a preachy manner

  • preachify - verb speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements

  • preaching - noun a moralistic rebuke; an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

  • preachment - noun a sermon on a moral or religious topic

  • preadolescent - adj. of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12

  • preanal - adj. situated in front of the anus

  • prearrange - verb arrange beforehand

  • prearrangement - noun something arranged in advance

  • prebend - noun the stipend assigned by a cathedral to a canon

  • prebendary - noun a canon who receives a prebend for serving the church

  • precancerous - adj. of or relating to a growth that is not malignant but is likely to become so if not treated

  • precariously - adv. in a precarious manner

  • precariousness - noun extreme dangerousness; being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance

  • precast - adj. of structural members especially of concrete; cast into form before being transported to the site of installation

  • precative - adj. expressing entreaty or supplication

  • precatory - adj. expressing entreaty or supplication

  • precautional - adj. taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure

  • precava - noun receives blood from the head and arms and chest and empties into the right atrium of the heart; formed from the azygos and both brachiocephalic veins

  • precedence - noun status established in order of importance or urgency; the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony); preceding in time

  • precedency - noun the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony); preceding in time; status established in order of importance or urgency

  • precedented - adj. having or supported or justified by a precedent

  • precedential - adj. having precedence (especially because of longer service)

  • preceding - adj. existing or coming before; preceding in time or order; of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

  • precentor - noun the musical director of a choir

  • precentorship - noun the position of precentor

  • preceptor - noun teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)

  • preceptorship - noun the position of preceptor

  • preciosity - noun the quality of being fastidious or excessively refined

  • preciously - adv. in a precious manner; extremely

  • preciousness - noun the quality of being fastidious or excessively refined; the positive quality of being precious and beyond value; the quality possessed by something with a great price or value

  • precipitance - noun the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

  • precipitancy - noun the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

  • precipitant - adj. done with very great haste and without due deliberation; noun an agent that causes a precipitate to form

  • precipitately - adv. at breakneck speed

  • precipitation - noun an unexpected acceleration or hastening; the act of casting down or falling headlong from a height; the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist); the process of forming a chemical precipitate; the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time; overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

  • precipitator - noun removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation

  • precipitin - noun an antibody that causes precipitation when it unites with its antigen

  • precipitously - adv. abruptly; in a precipitous manner; very suddenly and to a great degree

  • precipitousness - noun the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning; the property possessed by a slope that is very steep

  • precisely - adv. indicating exactness or preciseness; in a precise manner; just as it should be

  • preciseness - noun the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance; clarity as a consequence of precision

  • preclinical - adj. of or relating to the early phases of a disease when accurate diagnosis is not possible because symptoms of the disease have not yet appeared

  • preclusion - noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

  • preclusive - adj. made impossible

  • precocial - adj. (of hatchlings) covered with down and having eyes open; capable of leaving the nest within a few days

  • precociously - adv. in a precocious manner

  • precociousness - noun intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules

  • precognition - noun knowledge of an event before it occurs

  • precognitive - adj. foreseeing the future

  • preconceive - verb conceive beforehand

  • preconceived - adj. (of an idea or opinion) formed beforehand; especially without evidence or through prejudice

  • preconception - noun an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence; a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

  • preconcerted - adj. previously arranged or agreed on

  • precondition - noun a condition that is a prerequisite; an assumption that is taken for granted; an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else; verb put into the required condition beforehand

  • preconditioned - adj. having already been put into a suitable condition

  • precook - verb cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long

  • precordial - adj. in front of the heart; involving the precordium

  • precordium - noun the external surface of the body overlying the heart and stomach

  • precursory - adj. warning of future misfortune

  • predaceous - adj. living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain; hunting and killing other animals for food

  • predate - verb establish something as being earlier relative to something else; be earlier in time; go back further; prey on or hunt for; come before

  • predation - noun the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey; an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

  • predator - noun any animal that lives by preying on other animals; someone who attacks in search of booty

  • predecease - verb die before; die earlier than

  • predestinarian - adj. of or relating to predestination; holding the doctrine of predestination; noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny

  • predestinarianism - noun the belief or doctrine of predestinarians

  • predestinate - adj. established or prearranged unalterably; verb foreordain by divine will or decree

  • predestination - noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind); previous determination as if by destiny or fate

  • predestinationist - noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny

  • predestine - verb foreordain or determine beforehand; foreordain by divine will or decree; decree or determine beforehand

  • predetermination - noun the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place; (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)

  • predetermine - verb determine beforehand; cause to be biased

  • predication - noun (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument

  • predicative - adj. of adjectives; relating to or occurring within the predicate of a sentence

  • predicatively - adv. occuring within the predicate phrase

  • predicator - noun an expression that predicates

  • predictability - noun the quality of being predictable

  • predictable - adj. capable of being foretold

  • predictably - adv. in a predictable manner or to a predictable degree

  • prediction - noun the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future); a statement made about the future

  • predictive - adj. of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions

  • predigest - verb digest (food) beforehand

  • predilection - noun a predisposition in favor of something; a strong liking

  • predisposed - adj. made susceptible

  • predominance - noun the state of being predominant over others; the quality of being more noticeable than anything else

  • predominantly - adv. much greater in number or influence

  • predomination - noun the quality of being more noticeable than anything else; the state of being predominant over others

  • preexist - verb exist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time

  • prefabrication - noun the manufacture of sections of a building at the factory so they can be easily and rapidly assembled at the building site

  • prefatorial - adj. serving as an introduction or preface

  • prefectural - adj. of or relating to a prefecture

  • preferable - adj. more desirable than another

  • preferably - adv. more readily or willingly

  • preferent - adj. preferred above all others and treated with partiality

  • preferentially - adv. in a preferential manner

  • preferment - noun the act of preferring; the act of making accusations

  • prefiguration - noun the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand; an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come

  • prefigurative - adj. indistinctly prophetic

  • prefigure - verb imagine or consider beforehand; indicate by signs

  • prefixation - noun formation of a word by means of a prefix

  • preform - verb form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand; form into a shape resembling the final, desired one

  • preformation - noun a theory (popular in the 18th century and now discredited) that an individual develops by simple enlargement of a tiny fully formed organism (a homunculus) that exists in the germ cell

  • prefrontal - adj. anterior to a frontal structure

  • pregnancy - noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

  • preheat - verb heat beforehand

  • prehend - verb take hold of; grab

  • prehensile - adj. adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object; having a keen intellect; immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

  • prehension - noun the act of gripping something firmly with the hands

  • prehistorical - adj. belonging to or existing in times before recorded history

  • prehistory - noun the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word

  • preindication - noun an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

  • prejudge - verb judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence

  • prejudgement - noun a judgment reached before the evidence is available

  • prejudgment - noun a judgment reached before the evidence is available
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