picayune

Feb. 25th, 2011 11:58 pm
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pic·a·yune

   
[pik-ee-yoon, pik-uh-]

–adjective Also, pic·a·yun·ish
1. of little value or account; small; trifling: a picayune amount.
2. petty, carping, or prejudiced: I didn't want to seem picayune by criticizing.

–noun
3. (formerly, in Louisiana, Florida, etc.) a coin equal to half a spanish real.
4. any small coin, as a five-cent piece.
5. Informal: an insignificant person or thing.
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pan·dic·u·la·tion 


[pan-dik-yuh-ley-shuhn]

–noun
the act of stretching oneself

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peripeteia

Jan. 25th, 2011 10:53 pm
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per·i·pe·tei·a

   
[per-uh-pi-tahy-uh, -tee-uh]

–noun
a sudden turn of events or an unexpected reversal, esp. in a literary work.

Also, per·i·pe·ti·a, pe·rip·e·ty  

*Guys, I'm running out of words. SUGGEST SOME.

purulent

Jan. 14th, 2011 10:56 pm
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pu·ru·lent

   
[pyoor-uh-luhnt, pyoor-yuh-]

–adjective
1. full of, containing, forming, or discharging pus; suppurating: a purulent sore.
2. attended with suppuration: purulent appendicitis.
3. of the nature of or like pus: purulent matter.

*this is what comes of asking your brother for a word of the day

peignoir

Dec. 18th, 2010 07:02 pm
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peign·oir

   
[peyn-wahr, pen-, peyn-wahr, pen-]

–noun
1. a woman's dressing gown
2. a cloak or gown of terry cloth for wear after swimming or, esp. in France, after the bath

peccant

Dec. 6th, 2010 07:55 pm
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pec·cant

   
[pek-uhnt]

–adjective
1. sinning; guilty of a moral offense.
2. violating a rule, principle, or established practice; faulty; wrong.

—Related forms
pec·can·cy, pec·cant·ness, noun
pec·cant·ly, adverb

pneumonic

Nov. 29th, 2010 08:53 pm
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pneu·mon·ic

   
[noo-mon-ik, nyoo-]

–adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or affecting the lungs; pulmonary.
2. pertaining to or affected with pneumonia.

pejorative

Nov. 9th, 2010 09:34 pm
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pe·jor·a·tive


[p-jôr-tv, -jr-, pj-rtv, pj-]

-adjective
1. Tending to make or become worse.
2. Disparaging; belittling.

-noun
A disparaging or belittling word or expression.

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