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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

Philanderer: Casanova, womanizer, person who has casual sexual relationships with many women, Don Juan
Example: [The monarch was exposed as a nighttime philanderer]

Philanthropic: charitable
Example: [a philanthropic society]

Philanthropist:
altruist
Example: [a wealthy philanthropist]

Philanthropy:
generosity to worthy causes

Philatelist:
stamp collector

Philately:
The study and collection of stamps.

Philharmonic:
large orchestra
Example: [Grieg did return the next year and appeared with the philharmonic]

Philistine:
narrow-minded person barbarian
Example: [a bunch of philistines]

Philistinism:
indifference to artistic or cultural matters, materialism
Example: [Cronshaw was astute enough to know that the young man disapproved of him, and he attacked his philistinism with an irony which was sometimes playful but often very keen. It is the same, more or less, with all European countries, but the Saxon temperament, with its mixture of philosophy and philistinism…gravitates towards the life mechanical]

Philogynist:
One who is fond of women.

Philologist:
An expert in linguistics.

Philology:
study of words

Philosophical:
contemplative
Example: [philosophical writings]

Philosophize:
reflect, theorize, reason, speculate, rationalize
Example: [They talk art and literature; discuss science and philosophize over the disharmony of life]

Philosophy:
The general principles laws or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything.

Phlegmatic:
someone who is calm sluggish
Example: [As a footballer his great asset was his calm, phlegmatic manner]

Phobia:
anxiety fear
Example: [a phobia of worms]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Phoenix: rebirth
Example: [rose from the ashes like a phoenix]

Phonetic:
relating to the scientific study of human speech communication, representing speech sounds
Example: [phonetic transcription]

Phonic:
related to the nature of sound

Phonogram:
A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound.

Phonology:
The science of human vocal sounds.

Phosphorescence:
soft light which is emitted without combustion
Example: [The water was alive with phosphorescence that sparkled like gems around the blades]

Photoelectric:
pertaining to electricity created by light
Example: [photoelectric sensors/detectors/cells/emission]

Photometer:
equipment for measuring light intensity or brightness
Example: [Mark was responsible for the calibration of his photometer]

Photometry:
The art of measuring the intensity of light.

Phylogeny:
the history of the evolutionary development of a species or group, evolution
Example: [molecular phylogeny of microorganisms]

Physicist:
A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.

Physics:
The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.

Physiocracy:
The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.

Physiognomy:
The external appearance of the face

Physiography:
the science which studies the attributes of the Earth’s surface, physical geography
Example: [the physiography of southern Nigeria and its effect on the forest flora of the country]

Physiological:
related to the science of the function of living organisms

Physiology:
the study of the functioning of living things
Example: [the physiology of the human body]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Physique: musculature frame
Example: [a very powerful, muscular physique]

Picaresque:
adventurous roguish
Example: [a picaresque novel]

Picayune:
Of small value.

Piccolo:
A small flute.

Piebald:
spotted of different colors
Example: [a piebald horse]

Piece:
A loose or separated part as distinguished from the whole or the mass.

Piecemeal:
one at a time
Example: [everything is being done piecemeal]

Pied:
brindled mottled
Example: [pied piper of Hamlin]

Pilfer:
steal
Example: [He was caught pilfering from the shop]

Pillage:
to loot plunder
Example: [Works of art were pillaged from many countries]

Pillory:
punish by ridicule
Example: [Although regularly pilloried by the press as an obnoxious loudmouth, he is, nonetheless, an effective politician]

Pincers:
forceps, grippers, pliers, nippers, tweezers
Example: [He used a pair of pincers to remove the tooth]

Pinchers:
An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot.

Pine:
languish
Example: [pined away and died]

Pinion:
restrain
Example: [they pinioned his arms against his body]

Pinnacle:
highest point of development
Example: [the pinnacle of her career]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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