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{adj: cowardly, fearful} lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted
"cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
<-> brave

{adj: ill, inauspicious, ominous} presaging ill fortune
"ill omens"
"ill predictions"
"my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley
"a dead and ominous silence prevailed"
"a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"

{adj: lackadaisical} idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way
"she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical"
"a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town"- P.G.Wodehouse

{adj: maimed, mutilated} badly injured, perhaps with amputation
"the maimed right hand twisted and clutched"- P.B.Kyne
"mutilated victims of the rocket attack"

{adj: murmurous, rustling, soughing, susurrous} characterized by soft sounds
"a murmurous brook"
"a soughing wind in the pines"
"a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren

{adj: obscure, vague} not clearly understood or expressed
"an obscure turn of phrase"
"an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard
"their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin
"vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke

{adj: playable} capable of or suitable for being played or played on
"a playable lie in golf"
"the baseball fan reached out and caught a foul that was judged playable"
"the ball field was playable"
"harpsichord music is readily playable"- P.H.Lang
<-> unplayable

{adj: post meridiem, p.m., pm} after noon

{adj: red} red with or characterized by blood
"waving our red weapons o'er our heads"- Shakespeare
"The Red Badge of Courage"
"the red rules of tooth and claw"- P.B.Sears

{adj: synthetic, synthetical} involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
"limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch
<-> analytic

{adj: transcendent} beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding
"philosophers...often explicitly reject the notion of any transcendent reality beyond thought...and claim to be concerned only with thought itself..."- W.P.Alston
"the unknowable mysteries of life"

{adj: unvoiced, voiceless, surd, hard} produced without vibration of the vocal cords
"unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"
<-> voiced

{adj: virginal} untouched or undefiled
"nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage"- L.P.Smith

{adv: everlastingly, eternally, forever, evermore} for a limitless time
"no one can live forever"
"brightly beams our Father's mercy from his lighthouse evermore"- P.P.Bliss

{adv: luxuriantly} in an elegantly luxuriant way
"this suave, culture-loving and luxuriantly good-looking M.P.represents the car-workers of Coventry"

{adv: per annum, p.a., per year, each year, annually} by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)
"he earned $100,000 per annum"
"we issue six volumes per annum"

{adv: post meridiem, P.M., PM} between noon and midnight
"let's meet at 8 P.M."

{adv: soonest, earliest} with the least delay
"the soonest I can arrive is 3 P.M."

{n: Barnum, P. T. Barnum, Phineas Taylor Barnum} United States showman who popularized the circus (1810-1891)

{n: Chase, Salmon P. Chase, Salmon Portland Chase} United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)

{n: LP, L-P} a long-playing phonograph record; designed to be played at 33.3 rpm

{n: Lind, Jenny Lind, Swedish Nightingale} Swedish soprano who toured the United States under the management of P. T. Barnum (1820-1887)

{n: Mauser, von Mauser, P. P. von Mauser, Peter Paul Mauser} German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)

{n: Morgan, J. P. Morgan, John Pierpont Morgan} United States financier and philanthropist (1837-1913)

{n: North Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, D.P.R.K., DPRK} a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948

{n: P, letter p} the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: PT boat, mosquito boat, mosquito craft, motor torpedo boat} a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(ropeller) T(orpedo) boat

{n: STP, s.t.p.} standard temperature and pressure

{n: Snow, C. P. Snow, Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow of Leicester} English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)

{n: Wodehouse, P. G. Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse} English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)

{n: bell, ship's bell} (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

{n: bilabial} a consonant that is articulated using both lips; /p/ or /b/ or /w/

{n: central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, processor, mainframe} (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
"the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached"

{n: clairvoyance, second sight, extrasensory perception, E.S.P., ESP} apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses

{n: day shift, day watch} workers who work during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

{n: day shift} the work shift during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

{n: diode, semiconductor diode, junction rectifier, crystal rectifier} a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction

{n: evening shift, swing shift} the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)

{n: evening shift} workers who work during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)

{n: halfpennyworth, ha'p'orth} the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny

{n: horsepower, HP, H.P.} a unit of power equal to 746 watts

{n: implication, logical implication, conditional relation} a logical relation between propositions p and q of the form `if p then q'; if p is true then q cannot be false

{n: light-emitting diode, LED} diode such that light emitted at a p-n junction is proportional to the bias current; color depends on the material used

{n: nones} the fifth of the seven canonical hours; about 3 p.m.

{n: p-n junction} the junction between a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor
"a p-n junction has marked rectifying characteristics"

{n: p-n-p transistor} a junction transistor having an n-type semiconductor between a p-type semiconductor that serves as an emitter and a p-type semiconductor that serves as a collector

{n: p-type semiconductor} a semiconductor in which electrical conduction is due chiefly to the movement of positive holes

{n: petty officer, PO, P.O.} a noncommissioned officer in the navy with a rank comparable to sergeant in the army

{n: phosphorus, P, atomic number 15} a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms

{n: potential energy, P.E.} the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its position; stored energy

{n: price-to-earnings ratio, P/E ratio} (stock market) the price of a stock divided by its earnings

{n: prime time} the hours between 7 and 11 p.m. when the largest tv audience is available

{n: public address system, P.A. system, PA system, P.A., PA} an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas

{n: shrilling} a continuing shrill noise
"the clash of swords and the shrilling of trumpets"--P. J. Searles

{n: vice president, V.P.} an executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances

{n: vitamin P, bioflavinoid, citrin} a vitamin that maintains the resistance of cell and capillary walls to permeation

{v: air} be broadcast
"This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."

{v: close, fold, shut down, close down} cease to operate or cause to cease operating
"The owners decided to move and to close the factory"
"My business closes every night at 8 P.M."
<-> open

{v: eat} eat a meal ; take a meal
"We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"
"I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

{v: explode} cause to burst as a result of air pressure ; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/

{v: page} call out somebody's name over a P.A. system

{v: place, put, set} estimate
"We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

{v: rig up} erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure
"Can he rig up a P.A. system?"

{v: serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish} provide (usually but not necessarily food)
"We serve meals for the homeless"
"She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."
"The entertainers served up a lively show"

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