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34 Cards in this Set

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piquant
stimulating to the taste; exciting interest
pique
to irritate or annoy
piscine
of or like a fish
pitfall
unexpected difficulty; a trap
pithy
concise; to the point
pittance
small share or amount
pivotal
central; crucial
placard
small poster
placate
to soothe; to calm
placebo
harmless, phony medicine; something said or done to soothe
placid
calm
plagiarism
claiming another's work to be one's own
plague (two meanings)
a contagious disease (n); to torment; to trouble (v)
plaintive
sorrowful; sad
platitude
a dull or trite remark
platonic
spiritual; free from sensual desire
plaudit
applause; (in the plural) any expression of
plausible
apparently true, fair or reasonable
plebeian
pertaining to a member of the lower classes
plenary
full; complete; absolute
plethora
abundance
pliant
easily bent; adaptable
plight
a sad or dangerous situation
ploy
a gimmick; a trick
pluck (two meanings)
to pull at (v); courage (n)
plumb
to test; to measure
plunder
to rob; to take by force
plutocracy
rule by the wealthy class
poach
to trespass
podium
a platform
poignant
keenly distressing; affecting the emotions
polarize
to separate into opposing groups
polemic
a controversy or argument
politic
diplomatic; shrewd