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point.noun,.plural.points
a sharp or tapered end (the point of a pencil; the point of the antenna); an object having a sharp or tapered end; a tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape or promontory; a mark formed by or as if by a sharp end; a mark or dot used in printing or writing for punctuation, especially a period; a decimal point; a place or locality considered with regard to its position (connections to Chicago and points west); any of the 32 equal divisions marked at the circumference of a mariner's compass card that indicate direction; a distinct condition or degree (finally reached the point of exhaustion after the long trek); the verge' a specific moment in time (at this point, we are ready to proceed with the last few stories of the building); an objective or a purpose to be reached or achieved or one that is worth reaching or achieving (what is the point of going on further as it will soon be dark?) discussing this issue further?; the major idea or essential part of a concept or narrative (most have to hear it again or they'll miss the whole point in the movie); a significant, outstanding or effective idea, argument or suggestion (your carefully prepared points will be well taken I'm sure); a separate, distinguishing item or element; a detail (diplomacy is not a strong point of most people; many have weak points that they need to work on)
point, pointed, pointing, points.verbs
transitive verb use.to direct or aim (the point of the speech is to honor famous physicists); to indicate the position or direction of (pointed out the oldest buildings on the skyline); provide with a point (sharpened the pencil)
intransitive verb use.to direct attention or indicate position with or as if with the finger; to turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion (all indications point to an early spring); to be turned or faced in a given direction; aim
pointed.adjective
having an end coming to a point (a pointed stick); sharp; cutting (a pointed critique); obviously directed at or making reference to a particular person or thing (a pointed comment); clearly evident or conspicuous; marked (a pointed lack of interest)
pointedly.adverb
pointedness.noun
beside the point.idiom
irrelevant to the matter at hand
in point of.idiom
having relevance or pertinence; with reference to; in the matter of (in point of fact, I have always lived at the address stated on the form) 
make a point of.idiom
to consider or treat an action or activity as indispensable (made a point of visiting their niece on the way home)
stretch a point.idiom
making more of a fact than the fact reveals

to a point.idiom
up to and including the previous (the hike up the mountain got most of them to a point of exhaustion)

to the point.idiom
concerning or with relevance to the matter (try to keep the speech on the main point of it; she was hurting to the point of crying)

pointless.adjective
lacking meaning; senseless; meaningless; ineffectual (pointless attempts to rescue the victims of the raging fire(
pointlessly.adverb
pointlessness.noun

promontory.noun,.plural.promontories (pronounced promin tory)
a high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water; a headland; a projecting part; to jut out

pace.noun,.plural.paces
a step made in walking; a stride; a unit of length equal to 30 inches (0.76 meter); the distance spanned by a step or stride; the modern version of the Roman pace, measuring five English feet, whereby, five Roman feet or 58.1 English inches, measured from the point at which the heel of one foot is raised to the point at which it is set down again after an intervening step by the other foot
pace, paced, pacing, paces.verbs
transitive verb use.to walk or stride back and forth across (paced the floor waiting for the birth of his first baby); to measure by counting the number of steps needed to cover a distance; to set or regulate the rate of speed for
intransitive verb use.to walk with long, deliberate steps; to go at a certain pace (with the pace at which he is working, he'll be finished cleaning up in no time)

Pol Pot.born 1928 as Saloth Sar. Pol Pot is a pseudonym for the psychopathic Cambodian political dictator who set up the Communist guerrilla force known as the Khmer Rouge (Khmer means 'ethnic Cambodian'; Rouge is 'red'), a totalitarian movement that ruled Cambodia (map) from 1975 to 1979, after overthrowing the Cambodian government. Under his regime, executions and famine killed an estimated three million people. About 20 percent of the population were worked, starved or beaten to death under Pol Pot's regime. As prime minister, Pol Pot ruled harshly, forcing most of the urban population out of the cities to farm in the countryside and eradicating by execution the peaceful influence the Buddhists maintained in the country. He fled the capital in 1979 when Vietnamese forces overthrew his government. For more on the genocide that occurred in Cambodia see yale.edu/cgp/
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party.noun,.plural.parties
a social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement (a birthday party); a group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity; a person (who is the party directing the movie?); a political group organized to promote its principles and candidates for election to public office; a faction (the Republican party; the Democratic party); in law, a person or group involved in a legal.proceeding as a litigant
party.adjective
suitable for use at a social gathering (party dresses; a party hat); characteristic of a pleasurable social gathering (a party atmosphere); of, relating.to.or.participating in a political organization (party members; party politics)
party to.verb
to be involved in an activity or decision (he was party to the accident, that is, he was part of it, involved in it or complicit with its cause
party, partied, partying, parties.intransitive verbs
to celebrate or carouse at or as if at a party (remember that night we partied until dawn)
Usage note: the word 'party' is widely used as a general.substitute for the word 'person' (would all parties who left packages at the desk please reclaim their property); legal use of the word 'party' has led to the presence of the word in many fixed expressions, such as injured party and third party and party to; the word 'party' may be perceived as a superfluous.variant for the word 'person'

pastime.noun
an activity that occupies one's spare time pleasantly (sailing is her favorite pastime)

profit.noun,.plural.profits
an advantageous.gain or return; benefit; the return received on a business undertaking after all operating expenses have been met or the return received on an investment after all charges have been paid; the rate of increase in the net worth of a business enterprise in a given accounting period; income received from investments or property; the amount received for a commodity or service in excess of the original cost
profit, profits, profited, profiting.verbs
intransitive verb use.to make a gain or profit; to derive advantage; benefit (profiting from the other team's mistakes)
transitive verb use.to be beneficial to
profitless.adjective
not useful to do; not producing a desired result; not making a profit
profitlessly.adverb
profitable.adjective
yielding profit; advantageous or lucrative; beneficial
profitability.or.profitableness.noun
profitably.adverb

pier.noun,.plural.piers
a platform extending from a shore over water and supported by piles or pillars, used to secure, protect and provide access to ships or boats; a supporting structure at the junction of connecting spans of a bridge; any of various vertical supporting structures, especially a pillar, rectangular in cross section, supporting an arch or roof; the portion of a wall between windows
prop.noun,.plural.props
if you prop an object on or against something, you support it by putting something underneath it or by resting it somewhere (he rocked back in the chair and propped his feet on the desk); an object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support; something that serves as a support
prop, propped, propping, props.transitive verbs
to support by placing something beneath or against; shore up
prop up, props up, propped up, propping up.phrasal verbs
to prevent something from falling by putting something against it or under it (the builder repair crew is trying to prop up the crumbling walls of the old church)
prop.noun,.plural.props
theatrical property (props used in theatre or movies)
prop.noun,.plural.props
a propeller.(both aircraft and boats use propellers)

parenthetical.also.parenthetic.adjective
set off within or as if within parentheses; qualifying or explanatory (a parenthetical remark); using or containing parentheses
parenthetically.adverb
parenthesis.noun,.plural.parentheses
parentheses are a pair of curved marks that you put around words or numbers to indicate that they are additional, separate or less important (this phrase is in parentheses), {this phrase is in parentheses}, [this phrase is in parentheses]; a parenthesis is a remark that is made in the middle of a piece of speech or writing and which gives a little more information about the subject being discussed; used to mark off explanatory or qualifying remarks in writing or printing or enclose a sum, product or other expression considered or treated as a collective.entity in a mathematical operation; a qualifying or amplifying word, phrase or sentence inserted within written matter in such a way as to be independent of the surrounding grammatical.structure; a comment departing from the theme of discourse; a digression; an interruption of continuity; an interval

Philippi
an ancient town of north-central Macedonia, Greece, near the Aegean Sea; it was the site Paul visited on his second journey (map) in reaching others with what is called, the gospel:.Acts 16:10-13; it was also the site of Antony and Octavian's decisive defeat of Brutus and Cassius in B.C.E. 42 
Philippian.adjective.&.noun,.plural.Philippians
book of Philippians in the Bible

pulley.noun,.plural.pulleys
a simple.machine.consisting.essentially of a wheel with a grooved rim in which a pulled rope or chain can run to change the direction of the pull and thereby lift a load; a wheel turned by or driving a belt (an automobile's engine pulleys as driven by the driveshaft providing action to make the alternator, air conditioner, water pump, etc. to enable them to work as intended)

pilgrim.noun,.plural.pilgrims
one devoted to a sacred purpose who journeys to a shrine or sacred place; one who embarks on a quest for something conceived of as sacred; a traveler
Pilgrim.noun,.plural.Pilgrims
up to 1865 Pilgrims were a group of persecuted Englishmen and women who emigrated to America. The first group arrived on the ship Mayflower in 1620, landing at Plymouth Rock in what is now Massachusets and established the Plymouth Colony with the Mayflower Compact as their constitution; William Bradford and Miles Standish were noted leaders of the colony; these persecuted Englishmen and women dissenters withdrew from the Church of England during the 16th and 17th centuries because of their dissatisfaction.with available worship and state control of religion in England....Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

pothole.noun,.plural.potholes
a hole or pit, such as one in a road surface
potholed.adjective

pockmark.noun,.plural.pockmarks
a pitlike indentation left on the skin; a small pit on a surface (the gophers left the lawn covered with pockmarks; after traveling on the busy gravel road and with wind blowing hard, it left pockmarks on the windshield of the car)
pockmark, pockmarked, pockmarking, pockmarks.transitive verbs
to cover with pockmarks; pit
pockmarked.adjective

pit.noun,.plural.pits
a natural or artificial hole or cavity in the ground; an excavation for the removal of mineral deposits; a mine; the worst ("New York politics are the pits."....Washington Star); a small indentation in a surface (pits in a windshield); a small indented scar in the skin; a pockmark; an armpit; the section directly in front of and below the stage of a theater, in which the musicians sit; a sunken area in a garage floor from which mechanics may work on cars; an area beside an auto racecourse where cars may be refueled or serviced during a race
pit, pitted, pitting, pits.verbs
transitive verb use.to mark with cavities or depressions or scars (the surface of the moon pitted with craters); to set in direct opposition or competition (wars are the excuse to rid the world of brothers that should have otherwise loved each other)
intransitive verb use.to become marked with pits; to stop at a refueling area during an auto race
pitfall.noun,.plural.pitfalls
an unapparent source of trouble or danger (a hidden hazard was a pitfall to our excavating plans today)

pit.noun,.plural.pits
the single, central kernel or stone of certain fruits, such as a peach or cherry
pit, pitted, pitting, pits.transitive verbs
to extract the pit from a fruit
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