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a subdivision of a company of troops consisting of two or more sections and usually commanded by a lieutenant

a person authorized to act for another; an agent or a substitute; the authority to act for another; the written authorization to act in place of another

the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental and emotional disorders
psychiatric or psychiatrical.adjective
a physician who specializes in psychiatry

poignant.adjective.(pronounced 'poin {like 'coin'} yant')
incisive (poignant criticism); astute and pertinent; relevant (poignant suggestions); keenly.distressing to the mind or feelings (poignant anxiety); profoundly moving; touching (a poignant reality); moving; piercing; neat, skillful and to the point (poignant illustrations supplementing the text); agreeably intense or stimulating (poignant delight)
poignance or poignancy.noun

of or relating to money (a pecuniary loss; pecuniary motives); financial; requiring payment of money (a pecuniary offense)

capable of being used or put into effect; useful (practical knowledge of Japanese); level-headed, efficient and unspeculative; possessing common sense; being actually so in almost every respect; of, relating to, governed by or acquired through practice or action, rather than theory, speculation or ideals (gained practical experience of sailing as a deck hand); manifested in or involving practice (practical applications of calculus); actually engaged in a specified occupation or a certain kind of work; practicing; capable of being used or put into effect; useful (practical knowledge of nuclear physics); intended to serve a purpose without elaboration (practical low-heeled shoes); concerned with the production or operation of something useful (woodworking is a practical art)

in a way that is practical; for all practical purposes; virtually; all but; nearly; almost

capable of being effected, done or put into practice; feasible; possible; usable for a specified.purpose (a practicable way of entry); intended to serve a purpose without elaboration (practical low-heeled shoes); concerned with the production or operation of something useful (woodworking is a practical art); level-headed, efficient and unspeculative; virtual.(a practical disaster)

practical joke.noun,.plural.practical jokes
a mischievous.trick played on a person, especially one that causes the victim to experience embarrassment, indignity or discomfort and sometimes done all in fun (she was kidding him when she said he was an expert in the art of face painting using only a burnt cork to mark his face)
practical joker.noun,.plural.practical jokers

practice, practiced, practicing, practices.verbs
transitive verb use.to do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of (she practiced restraint in her friendships); to do or perform something.repeatedly.in order to.acquire or polish a skill (practice a dance step); to work at, especially as a profession (practice carpentry)
intransitive verb use.to do or perform something habitually or repeatedly; to do something repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill; to work at a profession
a habitual or customary action or way of doing something (makes a practice of being punctual; the satanically.influenced.deplorable practice of monoculture farming); repeated performance of an activity in order to learn or perfect a skill (practice will make you a good musician; practice will not make a greed doctor better); exercise of an occupation or a profession (the practice of carpentry); the business of a professional person (a plumber with his own practice)
one who practices something, especially an occupation, a profession or a technique

something performed by persons receiving pay (professional football); one receiving pay for working his occupation; of, relating to, engaged in or suitable for a profession (professional fields such as computer administration, computer science, electronics engineering; science, theology, mathematics, etc.); conforming to the standards of a profession (professional ethics
a person following a profession; one who earns a living in a given occupation (hired a professional to decorate the house); a skilled.practitioner; an expert

a college or university teacher who ranks above an associate professor; a teacher or an instructor; one who professes
the rank or office of a professor; college or university professors considered as a group

profess, professed, professing, professes.verbs
transitive verb use.to affirm openly; declare or claim (I profess that I learn both from observation and intuition); to make a pretense of; pretend (he professed that he disliked driving and flying); to claim skill in or knowledge of (profess medicine); to affirm belief in (profess Buddhism)
intransitive verb use.to make an open affirmation
an occupation.requiring.considerable training and specialized study (the professions of writing, computer administration, engineering, law or medicine, for example); the body of qualified persons in an occupation or field (members of the teaching profession); an act or instance of professing; a declaration; an avowal of faith or belief; a faith or belief (believers of various professions such as a Protestant belief)

producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile; producing abundant works or results (a prolific artist)

proliferate, proliferated, proliferating, proliferates.verbs
intransitive verb use.to grow or multiply by rapidly producing new tissue, parts, cells or offspring; to increase or spread at a rapid rate (fears that nuclear weapons might proliferate)
transitive verb use.to cause to grow or increase rapidly
proliferation, proliferator.nouns

having a tendency; inclined (paper that is prone to yellowing; children who are prone to mischief); lying with the front or face downward
prone, pronely.adverb
in a prone manner (the patient was lying prone on the bed)

pamper, pampered, pampering, pampers.transitive verbs
to treat with excessive.indulgence (pampered the cat); to give in to; gratify (he pampered his ambition for wealth and fame; she pampers herself with spa treatments every do often)

a usually fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague; an epidemic of such a disease; a pernicious, evil influence or agent

punish, punished, punishing, punishes.verbs
transitive verb use.to subject to a penalty for an offense, a sin or a fault; to inflict a penalty for an offense
intransitive verb use.to exact or mete out punishment (your being punished is to emphasize that what you did is not appreciated and that form of behavior won't ever gain you the friendship and help of others in life)
punishability, punisher.nouns
the act or an instance of punishingl the condition of being punished; a penalty.imposed for wrongdoing

superior.skill or ability, strength, courage; someone's prowess is their great skill at doing something

pat, patted, patting, pats.verbs
transitive verb use.to tap gently with the open hand or with something flat; to stroke lightly as a gesture of affection; to mold, shaping by tapping gently with the hands or a flat implement
intransitive verb use.to run, walk or dance with a tapping sound (tap dancing); to hit something or against something gently or lightly
a light, gentle stroke or tap (the pat on his shoulder was comforting in his time of sorrow); a small mass shaped by or as if by patting (a pat of butter)
pat on the back.idiom
a word or gesture of praise or approval (received a pat on the back for doing such a good job)
trite or glib; superficially complete or satisfactory (a pat answer is not going to satisfy an inquisitive audience)
completely, exactly or perfectly (they have a great chance at winning the series because they've got the batting system down pat)

pate.noun.pronounced 'pay tuh' like 'hate' only with a 'p',.plural.pates
the human head, especially the top of the head (a bald pate); the intellect; one's brains

pate.noun.pronounced 'pat ay',.plural.pates
pate is a soft mixture of meat, fish or vegetables with various flavourings and is eaten cold

a forecast or prediction; a prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease; the likelihood of recovery from a disease

one that prosecutes; in law, one that initiates and carries out a legal.action, especially criminal proceedings (a prosecuting attorney)

prosecute, prosecuted, prosecuting, prosecutes.verbs
transitive verb use.in law, to initiate.civil or criminal court action against; to seek to obtain or enforce by legal action; to pursue an undertaking, for example until completion; follow to the very end; to carry on, engage in or practice
intransitive verb use.in law, to initiate and conduct.legal.proceedings; to act as prosecutor
the act of prosecuting; instituting and conducting a legal.proceeding

one who is extremely poor

a social outcast ("Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile pariah of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard"....Mark Twain); a member of a low caste of agricultural and domestic workers in southern India and Burma

the act of presenting; the state of being presented; a performance, as of a drama; something, such as an award or a gift, that is offered or given

present, presented, presenting, presents.transitive verbs
to present a play; you introduce a person to others who have not met him or her previously and you present a person to others who may know him or her, but haven't seen him or her for a long time; offer; in law, to offer to a legislature or court for consideration
something presented; a gift
now; this moment in time

a particular.manner of speaking; idiom (computer parlance; legal parlance); speech, especially a conversation or parley
a discussion or conference
parley, parleyed, parleying, parleys.intransitive verbs
to have a discussion; to confer
a discussion or conference, especially one between enemies over terms of truce or other matters

parlay, parlayed, parlaying, parlays.transitive verbs
in games, to bet an original.wager and its winnings on a subsequent hoped for event; to successfully.exploit; to increase or otherwise.transform.into something of much greater.value; to maneuver an asset to advantage (parlayed his savings and made four times as much by investing after gaining much advice)
a bet comprising the sum of a prior wager plus its winnings