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punctuation - noun the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases; the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases; something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions

  • punctum - noun (anatomy) a point or small area

  • punctured - adj. having a hole cut through

  • punctureless - adj. being without punctures or incapable of being punctured

  • pung - noun a one-horse sleigh consisting of a box on runners

  • pungapung - noun putrid-smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber

  • pungency - noun a strong odor or taste property; wit having a sharp and caustic quality

  • pungently - adv. with a pungent taste or smell; with pungency; in a pungent manner

  • punica - noun coextensive with the family Punicaceae

  • punicaceae - noun one species: pomegranates

  • punily - adv. in a puny manner

  • puniness - noun smallness of stature; the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous

  • punishable - adj. liable to or deserving punishment; subject to punishment by law

  • punishment - noun the act of punishing

  • punitively - adv. in a punishing manner

  • punitory - adj. inflicting punishment

  • punjabi - noun the Indic language spoken by most people in Punjab in northwestern India; a member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India

  • punkah - noun a large fan consisting of a frame covered with canvas that is suspended from the ceiling; used in India for circulating air in a room

  • punkie - noun minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects

  • punnet - noun a small light basket used as a measure for fruits

  • punter - noun (football) a person who kicks the football by dropping it from the hands and contacting it with the foot before it hits the ground; someone who propels a boat with a pole; someone who bets

  • pupa - noun an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult

  • pupillary - adj. of or relating to the pupil of the eye

  • puppetry - noun a stilted dramatic performance (as if by puppets); the art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows

  • puppis - noun a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Vela and Canis Major that shaped like the stern of a boat

  • puppylike - adj. characteristic of a puppy

  • purana - noun a body of 18 works written between the first and 11th centuries and incorporating legends and speculative histories of the universe and myths and customary observances

  • puranic - adj. of or relating to the Purana

  • purblind - adj. lacking in insight or discernment; having greatly reduced vision

  • purchaser - noun a person who buys

  • purdah - noun a screen used in India to separate women from men or strangers; the traditional Hindu or Muslim system of keeping women secluded; a state of social isolation

  • pureblood - adj. having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal; noun a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses

  • purebred - adj. bred for many generation from member of a recognized breed or strain; noun a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses

  • puree - noun food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender; verb rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender

  • purely - adv. restricted to something

  • pureness - noun a woman's virtue or chastity; the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil; being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material

  • purgatorial - adj. of or resembling purgatory; serving to purge or rid of sin

  • purging - adj. serving to purge or rid of sin; noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements; the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

  • purification - noun the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing; a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites; the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities; the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)

  • purifier - noun an apparatus for removing impurities

  • purism - noun scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language)

  • purist - noun someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)

  • puritanical - adj. of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism; morally rigorous and strict; exaggeratedly proper

  • puritanically - adv. in a prudish manner

  • puritanism - noun strictness and austerity in conduct and religion; the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)

  • purity - noun the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil; being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material; a woman's virtue or chastity

  • purkinje - noun Bohemian physiologist remembered for his discovery of Purkinje cells and the Purkinje network (1787-1869)

  • purlieu - noun an outer adjacent area of any place

  • purpleness - noun a purple color or pigment

  • purplish - adj. of a color intermediate between red and blue

  • purposefully - adv. in a purposeful manner

  • purposefulness - noun the quality of having a definite purpose

  • purposeless - adj. not evidencing any purpose or goal; lacking import

  • purposelessly - adv. without a clear purpose

  • purposelessness - noun the quality of lacking any definite purpose

  • purposely - adv. with intention; in an intentional manner

  • purpura - noun any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding

  • purpurate - verb color purple

  • purser - noun an officer aboard a ship who keeps accounts and attends to the passengers' welfare

  • pursual - noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

  • pursuance - noun the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion; a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

  • pursy - adj. breathing laboriously or convulsively

  • purulence - noun symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus); a fluid product of inflammation

  • purulency - noun symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus)

  • purulent - adj. "a purulent wound"

  • purveyance - noun the act of supplying something

  • puseyism - noun principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times'

  • pushball - noun a game using a leather ball six feet in diameter; the two side try to push it across the opponents' goal

  • pushcart - noun wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels

  • pusher - noun a sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes; someone who pushes; an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs; one who intrudes or pushes himself forward; a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around

  • pushful - adj. marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative

  • pushing - adj. marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative; noun the act of applying force in order to move something away

  • pushover - noun someone who is easily taken advantage of; any undertaking that is easy to do

  • pusillanimity - noun contemptible fearfulness

  • pusillanimous - adj. lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful

  • pusillanimously - adv. with a lack of courage and determination

  • pusillanimousness - noun contemptible fearfulness

  • puss - noun informal terms referring to a domestic cat; obscene terms for female genitals

  • pussley - noun weedy trailing mat-forming herb with bright yellow flowers cultivated for its edible mildly acid leaves eaten raw or cooked especially in Indian and Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine; cosmopolitan

  • pussyfoot - verb to go stealthily or furtively

  • pustulate - adj. (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin

  • pustule - noun a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus

  • putamen - noun the outer reddish part of the lenticular nucleus

  • putout - noun an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)

  • putrefacient - adj. causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction

  • putrefaction - noun a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor; moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

  • putrefactive - adj. causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction

  • putrefiable - adj. liable to decay or spoil or become putrid

  • putrefy - verb become putrid; decay with an offensive smell

  • putrescence - noun the quality of rotting and becoming putrid; in a state of progressive putrefaction

  • putrescent - adj. becoming putrid

  • putrescible - adj. liable to decay or spoil or become putrid

  • putrescine - noun a colorless crystalline ptomaine with a foul odor that is produced in decaying animal matter

  • putrid - adj. morally corrupt or evil; in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor; of or relating to or attended by putrefaction

  • putridity - noun the state of being putrid

  • putridness - noun in a state of progressive putrefaction

  • putsch - noun a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

  • puttee - noun a strip of cloth wound around the leg to form legging; used by soldiers in World War I

  • putter - noun the iron normally used on the putting green; a golfer who is putting; verb move around aimlessly; do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; work lightly

  • putterer - noun a person who putters about

  • puttyroot - noun North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers

  • puzzled - adj. filled with bewilderment

  • puzzlement - noun confusion resulting from failure to understand

  • puzzler - noun a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution

  • puzzling - adj. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; not clear to the understanding

  • pya - noun 100 pyas equal 1 kyat in Myanmar

  • pycnanthemum - noun American mountain mint

  • pycnidium - noun flask-shaped asexual structure containing conidia

  • pycnogonid - noun any of various small spiderlike marine arthropods having small thin bodies and long slender legs

  • pycnogonida - noun sea spiders

  • pycnosis - noun a degenerative state of the cell nucleus

  • pycnotic - adj. of or relating to or exhibiting pyknosis

  • pyelitis - noun inflammation of the renal pelvis

  • pyelogram - noun an X ray of the kidneys and ureters

  • pyelography - noun roentgenography of the kidney and ureters (usually after injection with a radiopaque dye)

  • pyelonephritis - noun inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection

  • pyemia - noun septicemia caused by pus-forming bacteria being released from an abscess

  • pyemic - adj. of or relating to pyemia

  • pygopodidae - noun Australian and Tasmanian lizards

  • pygopus - noun type genus of the Pygopodidae; snake-shaped pleurodont lizard with no forelimbs and only rudimentary hind limbs

  • pyjama - noun a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waist; worn by men and women in some Asian countries; (usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging; have a jacket top and trousers; lightweight trousers worn

  • n various eastern countries

  • pyknic - adj. having a squat and fleshy build

  • pylon - noun a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines; a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race

  • pyloric - adj. relating to or near the pylorus

  • pylorus - noun a small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenum

  • pyocyanase - noun a yellow-green mixture of antibiotics obtained from the bacillus of green pus

  • pyocyanin - noun a toxic blue crystalline antibiotic found in green pus

  • pyogenic - adj. producing pus

  • pyorrhea - noun chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets; discharge of pus

  • pyracantha - noun any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha bearing small white flowers followed by hard red or orange-red berries

  • pyralid - noun usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests

  • pyralidae - noun bee moths; corn borers; flour moths

  • pyralididae - noun bee moths; corn borers; flour moths

  • pyralis - noun type genus of the Pyralidae

  • pyramidic - adj. resembling a pyramid

  • pyramidical - adj. resembling a pyramid

  • pyramidically - adv. in a pyramidal manner or shape

  • pyrausta - noun moths whose larvae are corn borers

  • pyrectic - adj. having or causing fever; noun any substance that can cause a rise in body temperature

  • pyrene - noun the small hard nutlet of a drupe or drupelet; the seed and the hard endocarp that surrounds it; a pale yellow crystalline hydrocarbon C16H10 extracted from coal tar

  • pyrenomycetes - noun class of fungi in which the fruiting body is a perithecium; includes powdery mildews and ergot and Neurospora

  • pyrethrum - noun used in former classifications for plants later placed in genus Chrysanthemum and now often included in genus Tanacetum; white-flowered pyrethrum of Balkan area whose pinnate leaves are white and silky-hairy below; source of an insecticide; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum; made of dried flower heads of pyrethrum plants; spring-flowering garden perennial of Asiatic origin having finely divided aromatic leaves and white to pink-purple flowers; source of an insecticide; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum

  • pyretic - adj. causing fever

  • pyrexia - noun a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection

  • pyridoxine - noun a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch

  • pyrites - noun any of various metallic-looking sulfides (of which pyrite is the commonest)

  • pyrocellulose - noun nitrocellulose containing less nitrogen than guncotton; used in making smokeless powder

  • pyrochemical - adj. of or relating to or produced by chemical reactions at high temperatures

  • pyroelectricity - noun generation of an electric charge on certain crystals (such as tourmaline) as a result of a change in temperature

  • pyrogallic - adj. of or relating to pyrogallol

  • pyrogallol - noun a toxic white lustrous crystalline phenol used to treat certain skin diseases and as a photographic developer

  • pyrogen - noun any substance that can cause a rise in body temperature; any substance characterized by its great flammability

  • pyrogenetic - adj. produced by or producing fever

  • pyrogenic - adj. produced by or producing fever; produced under conditions involving intense heat

  • pyrogenous - adj. produced under conditions involving intense heat; produced by or producing fever

  • pyrograph - noun a design produced by pyrography

  • pyrographer - noun an artist who practices pyrography

  • pyrographic - adj. of or relating to or produced by pyrography

  • pyrography - noun the act of producing drawings on wood or leather by using heated tools or a fine flame

  • pyrola - noun any of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola

  • pyrolaceae - noun evergreen herbs of temperate regions: genera Pyrola, Chimaphila, Moneses, Orthilia

  • pyrolatry - noun the worship of fire

  • pyroligneous - adj. of a substance produced by the effect of heat on wood, especially by destructive distillation

  • pyrolignic - adj. of a substance produced by the effect of heat on wood, especially by destructive distillation

  • pyrolusite - noun a mineral consisting of manganese dioxide; an important source of manganese

  • pyrolytic - adj. resulting from pyrolysis

  • pyromancer - noun one who practices pyromancy

  • pyromancy - noun divination by fire or flames

  • pyromania - noun an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things

  • pyromaniac - noun a person with a mania for setting things on fire

  • pyromorphite - noun a mineral consisting of lead chloride and phosphate; a minor source of lead

  • pyrope - noun a deep red garnet used as a gemstone

  • pyrophobia - noun a morbid fear of fire

  • pyrophorus - noun tropical click beetles

  • pyrophyllite - noun a white or greenish aluminum silicate mineral (resembles talc)

  • pyroscope - noun a pyrometer that uses the color of the light emitted by a hot object

  • pyrosis - noun a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder

  • pyrostat - noun a thermostat that operates at very high temperatures

  • pyrotechnical - adj. of or relating to the craft of making fireworks

  • pyrotechnics - noun the craft of making fireworks; (music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)

  • pyrotechny - noun the craft of making fireworks

  • pyroxylin - noun highly flammable nitrocellulose used in making collodion and plastics and lacquers

  • pyrrhocoridae - noun firebugs

  • pyrrhotine - noun a brownish iron sulfide mineral (FeS) having weak magnetic properties

  • pyrrhotite - noun a brownish iron sulfide mineral (FeS) having weak magnetic properties

  • pyrrhuloxia - noun crested grey-and-red bird of southwest United States and Mexico

  • pyrrhus - noun king of Epirus; defeated the Romans in two battles in spite of staggering losses (319-272 BC)

  • pyrularia - noun small genus of chiefly Asiatic parasitic shrubs

  • pyrus - noun fruit trees native to the Old World: pears

  • pythia - noun (Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles

  • pythiaceae - noun fungi having sporangia usually borne successively and singly at the tips of branching sporangiophores

  • pythium - noun any fungus of the genus Pythium

  • pythius - noun epithet for Apollo; from the dragon Python which he killed

  • pythoness - noun a witch with powers of divination; (Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles

  • pythonidae - noun in some classifications a family separate from Boidae comprising Old World boas
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