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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

Pioneer: One among the first to explore a country.

Pious: holy, devout, extremely religious
Example: [a pious follower of the religion]

Piquant:
spicy tart-tasting
Example: [piquant details of their private life]

Pique:
arouse interest sting
Example: [He stormed from the room in a fit of pique, shouting that he had been misunderstood]

Piscatorial:
related to fishing
Example: [piscatorial activities at the lake]

Piteous:
sad, pitiful, heartbreaking, distressing, pathetic
Example: [in piteous tones]

Pithy:
to the point concise
Example: [a pithy orange]

Pitiable:
wretched miserable
Example: [a pitiable state of affairs]

Pitiful:
Wretched.

Pitiless:
Hard-hearted.

Pittance:
trifle alms
Example: [He works hard but he’s paid a pittance]

Pivotal:
crucial
Example: [a pivotal role]

Placate:
to soothe appease
Example: [Outraged minority groups will not be placated by promises of future improvements]

Placebo:
harmless substance, inert medication
Example: [We are interested in what makes the placebo act as effectively as the true medication]

Placid:
calm Serene
Example: [a slow-moving and placid river]

Plagiarism:
The stealing of writing and publishing as one’s own
Example: [the editor recognized the plagiarism and returned the manuscript]

Plagiarize:
counterfeit pirate
Example: [The book contains numerous plagiarized passages]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Plaintiff: injured person in a lawsuit
Example: [The plaintiff succeeded at trial, but the Court of Appeal ruled that the judge had erred in leaving the case to the jury]

Plaintive:
mournful, sorrowful, sad, regretful, melancholy
Example: [plaintive voice/note/song/melody/plea]

Plangent:
resounding sadly plaintive
Example: [the plangent tones of the singers]

Planisphere:
circular star map computing instrument
Example: [Besides these apparatus, she was likewise the inventor of an astrolabe and a planisphere]

Plasticity:
The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed.

Platitude:
stale trite remark
Example: [The captain doesn’t mouth platitudes about it not mattering who scores as long as the team wins]

Platonic:
nonsexual
Example: [kept their relationship platonic]

Plaudit:
An expression of applause.

Plauditory:
applauding approving
Example: [the plauditory comments were reprinted in the advertisement]

Plausible:
though open to doubt Seeming likely to be true
Example: [a plausible explanation]

Playful:
Frolicsome.

Playwright:
A maker of plays for the stage.

Plea:
appeal, petition, supplication, request, entreaty, excuse, pretext
Example: [to make a plea/a desperate plea]

Pleasant:
Agreeable.

Pleasantry:
persiflage banter
Example: [After exchanging pleasantries]

Pleasurable:
Affording gratification.

Plebeian:
vulgar common
Example: [He retained a plebeian taste in food and drink]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Plebiscite: referendum
Example: [they demanded for a plebiscite]

Pledgee:
The person to whom anything is pledged.

Pledgeor:
One who gives a pledge.

Plenary:
full
Example: [a plenary session]

Plenipotentiary:
A person fully empowered to transact any business
Example: [plenipotentiary powers]

Plenitude:
Abundance
Example: [we admired the plenitude of rose flowers in the garden]

Plenteous:
Abundant.

Plentiful:
Abundant
Example: [a plentiful supply of]

Plethora:
overabundance
Example: [a plethora of books about]

Plight:
sad situation
Example: [the plight of the poor]

Plumb:
measure
Example: [Now that she had begun, she wanted to plumb her own childhood further]

Plummet:
A piece of lead for making soundings adjusting walls to the vertical.

Pluperfect:
past perfect tense, more than perfect
Example: [He can succeed in this without being godlike in wisdom or pluperfect in temper]

Plural:
Containing or consisting of more than one.

Plurality:
A majority.

Plutocracy:
A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money.
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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