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  • n  the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)
  • a  proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
  • a  denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
  • s  puffed up with vanity
    pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
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  • n  people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    the urban poor need assistance
  • s  deserving or inciting pity
    Oh, you poor thing
    his poor distorted limbs
  • a  having little money or few possessions
    deplored the gap between rich and poor countries
    the proverbial poor artist living in a garret
  • a  characterized by or indicating poverty
    the country had a poor economy
    they lived in the poor section of town
  • a  lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
    a poor land
    the area was poor in timber and coal
    food poor in nutritive value
  • s  not sufficient to meet a need
    a poor salary
  • s  unsatisfactory
    a poor light for reading
    poor morale
    expectations were poor
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  • s  lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
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  • s  somewhat ill or prone to illness
    feeling poorly
  • r  (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
    the team played poorly
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  • n  an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
  • n  a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
  • n  a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
  • n  music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
  • v  bulge outward
    His eyes popped
  • v  hit a pop-fly
    He popped out to shortstop
  • v  make a sharp explosive noise
    The cork of the champagne bottle popped
  • v  fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise
    The soldiers were popping
  • v  cause to make a sharp explosive sound
    He popped the champagne bottle
  • v  appear suddenly or unexpectedly
    The farm popped into view as we turned the corner
    He suddenly popped up out of nowhere
  • v  put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
    pop the pizza into the microwave oven
    He popped the petit-four into his mouth
  • v  release suddenly
    pop the clutch
  • v  hit or strike
    He popped me on the head
  • v  drink down entirely
    They popped a few beer after work
  • v  take drugs, especially orally
    The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves
  • v  cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
    The child popped the balloon
  • v  burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
    The balloon popped
    This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven
  • s  (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
  • r  like a pop or with a pop
    everything went pop
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  • s  with eyes or mouth open in surprise
  • s  having bulging eyes
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  • a  regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
    a popular tourist attraction
    a popular girl
    cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular
  • s  carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
    the popular vote
    popular representation
    institutions of popular government
  • s  representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
    a democratic or popular movement
    popular thought
    popular science
    popular fiction
  • s  (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
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  • v  inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
  • v  fill with inhabitants
  • s  furnished with inhabitants
    the area is well populated
    forests populated with all kinds of wild life
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  • a  relating to or suggesting swine
    comparison between human and porcine pleasures
  • s  repellently fat
    a bald porcine old man
  • s  resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy
    the piggy fat-cheeked little boy and his porcine pot-bellied father
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  • s  designed to arouse lust
    pornographic films and magazines
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  • s  forming a continuous series of pores
    a porose hymenium
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  • s  able to absorb fluids
    the partly porous walls of our digestive system
    compacting the soil to make it less porous
  • a  full of pores or vessels or holes
  • s  allowing passage in and out
    our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous
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  • a  (of rocks) consisting of porphyry or containing large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals
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  • n  a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • n  sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
  • n  an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
  • n  the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
  • n  (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)
  • v  put or turn on the left side, of a ship
    port the helm
  • v  bring to port
    the captain ported the ship at night
  • v  land at or reach a port
    The ship finally ported
  • v  turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship
    The big ship was slowly porting
  • v  carry, bear, convey, or bring
    The small canoe could be ported easily
  • v  carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons
    port a rifle
  • v  drink port
    We were porting all in the club after dinner
  • v  modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform
  • s  located on the left side of a ship or aircraft
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  • n  a small light typewriter; usually with a case in which it can be carried
  • a  easily or conveniently transported
    a portable television set
  • s  of a motor designed to be attached to the outside of a boat's hull
    a portable outboard motor
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  • s  of momentous or ominous significance
    such a raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
  • s  ominously prophetic
  • s  puffed up with vanity
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