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poignant
  • s  arousing affect
    poignant grief cannot endure forever
  • s  keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
    poignant anxiety
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poikilothermic
  • s  of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment
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poikilothermous
  • s  of animals except birds and mammals; having body temperature that varies with the environment
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point-blank
  • s  characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    a point-blank accusation
  • s  close enough to go straight to the target
    point-blank range
    a point-blank shot
  • r  in a direct and unequivocal manner
    I asked him point-blank whether he wanted the job
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point-of-sale
  • a  of or relating to or being the location where something is purchased
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pointed
  • v  indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    He pointed to the empty parking space
  • v  be oriented
    the dancers toes pointed outward
  • v  direct into a position for use
  • v  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • v  be a signal for or a symptom of
  • v  sail close to the wind
  • v  mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
  • v  mark with diacritics
  • v  mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
  • v  be positionable in a specified manner
  • v  intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  • v  indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
    the dog pointed the dead duck
  • v  give a point to
  • v  repair the joints of bricks
  • a  having a point
  • s  direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant
    a pointed critique
    a pointed allusion to what was going on
    another pointed look in their direction
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pointillist
  • n  a painter who uses the technique of pointillism
  • s  of or relating to pointillism
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pointless
  • a  not having a point especially a sharp point
    my pencils are all pointless
  • s  serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    a pointless remark
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pointy-toed
  • s  having a pointed toe
    pointy-toed shoes
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poised
  • v  be motionless, in suspension
    The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked
  • v  prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
  • v  cause to be balanced or suspended
  • v  hold or carry in equilibrium
  • s  marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action
    a gull in poised flight
    George's poised hammer
  • s  in full control of your faculties
    perfectly poised and sure of himself
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poisonous
  • s  having the qualities or effects of a poison
  • s  not safe to eat
  • s  marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful
    poisonous hate
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pokey
  • n  a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
  • s  wasting time
  • s  small and remote and insignificant
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poky
  • n  a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
  • s  wasting time
  • s  small and remote and insignificant
    passed a series of poky little one-horse towns
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polar
  • s  having a pair of equal and opposite charges
  • s  characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    extreme and indefensible polar positions
  • a  located at or near or coming from the earth's poles
    polar diameter
    polar zone
    a polar air mass
    Antarctica is the only polar continent
  • a  of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles
    polar regions
  • s  extremely cold
    polar weather
  • s  being of crucial importance
    the polar events of this study
    a polar principal
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polemic
  • n  a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
  • n  a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
  • s  of or involving dispute or controversy
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