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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

Plutonium: radioactive material
Example: [a bomb made of plutonium]

Pneumatic: related to of air or gas
Example: [pneumatic brakes]

Poach:
steal game or fish
Example: [to poach someone’s ideas]

Podiatrist:
the foot doctor

Podium:
rostrum, stand, platform
Example: [she stood on the winner’s podium]

Poesy:
Poetry.

Poetaster:
a person who writes insignificant poetry
Example: [This is an example of a class of writing which may be passed over too lightly by those whom poetasters have made distrustful of poetry]

Poetic:
Pertaining to poetry.

Poetics:
theory or study of poetic works, practice of composing poetry
Example: [In his treatises on poetics and rhetoric he lays down a theory of art, and establishes principles of beauty]

Poignancy:
nostalgia, sadness, bitterness, sorrow

Poignant:
sharp, pungent, emotionally moving
Example: [It is especially poignant that he died on the day before the wedding]

Poise:
balance, equilibrium, composure, calmness, a graceful and elegant way of walking, moving, standing, etc.
Example: [It is my belief that most sciatica, not due to cord lesions, is generally caused by errors in bodily poise and balance]

Polar:
opposite, diametric, of the Earth’s poles, completely different
Example: [The ships, after entering the polar seas, were quickly beset with ice. Large temperature ranges are endured without danger in the polar winter when the air is dry]

Polarize:
cause a group to be divided into opposing camps, cause light waves to vibrate in a definite pattern, cause a division of opinions or beliefs
Example: [They impose themselves on men apart from reason and have the power to polarize men’s thoughts and feelings in one direction. Any instrument used to polarize light is called a polarizer]

Polarized (Polarize):
split into opposite extremes or camps
Example: [The debate is becoming polarized]

Polemic:
a controversy
Example: [a fierce anti-war polemic]

Polemicist:
skilled arguer, writer who expresses very strong opinions, argumentative person
Example: [The average polemicist of ancient, medieval, and Reformation times had less regard for truth, when in the heat of controversy, than the polemicist of the nineteenth century]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Polemics: The art of controversy or disputation.

Politic:
prudent, expedient, well devised
Example: [It would not be politic for you to be seen there]

Polity:
methods of government
Example: [our polity should be devoted to “the good of all citizens”]

Pollen:
The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant.

Pollute:
To contaminate.

Poltroon:
coward
Example: [only a poltroon could betray his team in difficulty]

Polyarchy:
Government by several or many persons of what- ever class.

Polychromatic:
many-colored

Polycracy:
The rule of many.

Polygamist:
one who has many wives

Polygamy:
the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.

Polyglot:
Speaking several tongues
Example: [a polyglot, he spoke 4 languages]

Polygon:
A figure having many angles.

Polyhedron:
(Geometry) an object with many sides
Example: [A polyhedron of four faces is a tetrahedron]

Polysyllabic:
characterized by long complex words, having or characterized by words consisting of more than three syllables
Example: [Greek is a polysyllabic language]

Polysyllable:
Having several syllables especially more than three syllables.

Polytechnic:
Pertaining to embracing or practicing many arts.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Polytheism: belief in or worship of several gods
Example: [It passes from apparent atheism and materialism to theism, polytheism, and spiritualism]

Pommel:
pummel, beat, round part of sword handle, hit, front of saddle, handle on pommel horse (type of gymnastics equipment)
Example: [Grasping the pommel, she looked miserably at the long neck swaying in front of her]

Pomposity:
pretentiousness, ostentatiousness, conceit, self-importance, arrogance
Example: [Her preoccupied naturalness was in strange contrast to her father’s pomposity and to William’s military rigidity]

Pompous:
self-important
Example: [He can sometimes sound a bit pompous when he talks about acting]

Ponder:
reflect muse
Example: [to ponder her next move]

Ponderous:
bulky heavy
Example: [a slow and ponderous manner]

Pontiff:
The Pope.

Populace:
common people, population, ordinary people, general public, masses
Example: [The misguided but injured Queen Caroline landed in England in 1820, amidst the shoutings of the populace]

Populous:
Containing many inhabitants especially in proportion to the territory.

Pore:
to study closely or meditatively
Example: [She spends her evenings poring over textbooks]

Porous:
full of holes
Example: [porous brick walls]

Portend:
augur signify
Example: [In China, earthquakes were believed to portend the end of dynasties]

Portent:
signal, indication, warning, foretoken, omen
Example: [Questioning what this portent might mean, I saw a mighty phantom rise through the air]

Portentous:
serious ominous
Example: [portentous omens of future disasters]

Portfolio:
A portable case for holding writing-materials drawings etc.

Portly:
dignified large
Example: [a portly figure]
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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