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plenteous
  • s  affording an abundant supply
    a plenteous grape harvest
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plentiful
  • s  existing in great number or quantity
    rhinoceroses were once plentiful here
  • s  affording an abundant supply
    food is plentiful
  • s  producing in abundance
    a plentiful year
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pleonastic
  • s  repetition of same sense in different words
    `a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
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pleural
  • a  of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax
    pleural muscles
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pleurocarpous
  • a  (of mosses) having the archegonia on short lateral branches
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pliable
  • s  susceptible to being led or directed
  • s  capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    they soaked the leather to made it pliable
  • s  able to adjust readily to different conditions
  • s  capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking
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pliant
  • s  capable of being influenced or formed
    a pliant nature
  • s  capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    pliant molten glass
  • s  able to adjust readily to different conditions
  • s  capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking
    a pliant young tree
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plodding
  • n  hard monotonous routine work
  • n  the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
  • v  walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
  • s  (of movement) slow and laborious
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plotted
  • v  plan secretly, usually something illegal
    They plotted the overthrow of the government
  • v  make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed
  • v  make a plat of
  • v  devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)
  • s  planned in advance
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ploughed
  • v  move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
  • v  to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
  • a  (of farmland) broken and turned over with a plow
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plowed
  • v  to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
  • v  act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
  • v  move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
    The ship plowed through the water
  • a  (of farmland) broken and turned over with a plow
    plowed fields
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plucked
  • v  pull or pull out sharply
  • v  sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
  • v  rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  • v  pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
    he plucked the strings of his mandolin
  • v  strip of feathers
  • v  look for and gather
  • a  of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum
  • s  having the feathers removed, as from a pelt or a fowl
    a plucked chicken
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plucky
  • a  marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited; it was a gutsy thing to do"
  • s  showing courage
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plugged
  • v  fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
  • v  persist in working hard
  • v  deliver a quick blow to
  • v  make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
  • v  insert a plug into
  • v  insert as a plug
    She plugged a cork in the wine bottle
  • a  (of a coin) altered by the insertion of a plug of base metal
  • s  completely obstructed or closed off
    the drain was plugged
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plumaged
  • s  having or covered in plumage; often used as a combining form
    fully plumaged young bird
    brilliantly plumaged parrots
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plumb
  • n  the metal bob of a plumb line
  • v  measure the depth of something
  • v  weight with lead
  • v  examine thoroughly and in great depth
  • v  adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
  • s  exactly vertical
    the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb
  • r  completely; used as intensifiers
    I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out
  • r  conforming to the direction of a plumb line
  • r  exactly
    fell plumb in the middle of the puddle
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