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pithy
  • s  concise and full of meaning
    welcomed her pithy comments
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pitiable
  • s  inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiable lack of character
  • s  deserving or inciting pity
    pitiable homeless children
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pitiful
  • s  inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiful exhibition of cowardice
  • s  bad; unfortunate
  • s  deserving or inciting pity
    a pitiful fate
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pitiless
  • s  without mercy or pity
  • s  deficient in humane and kindly feelings
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pitted
  • v  set into opposition or rivalry
  • v  mark with a scar
  • v  remove the pits from
  • s  pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)
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pituitary
  • n  the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
  • a  of or relating to the pituitary gland
    pituitary hormone
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pivotal
  • s  being of crucial importance
    a pivotal event
    Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger
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pixilated
  • s  naughtily or annoyingly playful
  • s  very drunk
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pizzicato
  • n  a note or passage that is played pizzicato
  • s  (of instruments in the violin family) to be plucked with the finger
  • r  with a light plucking staccato sound
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placating
  • v  cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
  • s  intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    placating (or placative) gestures
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placative
  • s  intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    placating (or placative) gestures
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placatory
  • s  intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    an astonishingly placatory speech
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placed
  • v  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • v  place somebody in a particular situation or location
    he was placed on probation
  • v  assign a rank or rating to
  • v  assign a location to
  • v  to arrange for
  • v  take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
  • v  intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  • v  recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
  • v  assign to (a job or a home)
  • v  locate
  • v  estimate
  • v  identify the location or place of
  • v  make an investment
  • v  assign to a station
  • v  finish second or better in a horse or dog race
  • v  sing a note with the correct pitch
  • s  situated in a particular spot or position
    strategically placed artillery
  • s  put in position in relation to other things
    end tables placed conveniently
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placental
  • n  mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
  • a  pertaining to or having or occurring by means of a placenta
    all mammals except monotremes and marsupials are placental mammals
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placid
  • s  (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
  • s  not easily irritated
    not everyone shared his placid temperament
    remained placid despite the repeated delays
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plagiarised
  • v  take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
  • s  copied and passed off as your own
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