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38 Cards in this Set

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philistine
lacking culture
philology
study of words
phlegmatic
sluggish
phobia
irrational fear
phonetics
study of speech sounds
phonic
related to sound
physiology
science of functions of organisms
piety
reverence for God
pilfer
to steal small sums
pillage
to loot
pillory
to expose to public ridicule
pinion
feather, cog; to shackle
pinnacle
highest point
pious
devout, reverent
piquant
pleasantly pungent
pique
to provoke
pithy
short, to the point
pittance
meager amount
placate
to soothe
placebo
pill containing no medication
placid
calm
plagiarist
one who steals words or ideas
plaintiff
injured person in lawsuit
plait
to braid
platitude
overused expression
plaudit
praise
plebeian
vulgar, low-class
plenitude
abundance
plethora
abundance
pliant
yielding
plucky
courageous, spunky
plug
to promote
plummet
to fall
pluralistic
including a variety
ply
to join together
pneumatic
operated by compressed air
poach
to steal game, to cook in boiling water
podium
lecturn for speakers