Practice Words: p


pain
noun
a hurt of suffering somewhere in the body
paint
verb
to cover with a liquid color; to make a picture with liquid colors
paint
noun
a colored liquid used to cover a surface such as a wall, sometimes used to create pictures or art
pan
noun
a metal container used for cooking
paper
noun
a thin, flat material made from plants or cloth often used for writing
parade
noun
a group of people and vehicles moving together to celebrate a special event or anniversary
pardon
verb
to forgive for a crime and release from punishment
parent
noun
a father or mother
parliament
noun
a government lawmaking group
part
noun
something less than the whole; not all of something
particle
noun
a very small piece of matter
particular
adjective
one (or one part) from among a number (“I have not seen that particular book, but I have seen one like it”.)
party
noun
a group of people working together for a political purpose; a group of people or friends gathered together for enjoyment
pass
verb
to go by or move around something; to move along; to cause or permit to go
pass
noun
document that allows someone to do something (“He showed his pass and the guard let him in.”)
passenger
noun
a person travelling by airplane, train, boat or car who is not the pilot or driver
passport
noun
a document permitting a person to travel to another country
past
noun
the time gone by; the time before
past
adverb
recent; immediately before; former
path
noun
a narrow way for walking; a way along which something moves
patient
noun
a person being treated by a doctor for a health problem
patient
adjective
accepting trouble or delay without complaining
pay
verb
to give money for work done or for something bought
peace
noun
a situation in which there is no war or fighting; a calm and quiet situation
people
noun
any group of persons; all the persons of a group, race, religion or nation (“the American people”)
percent
noun
a part of every hundred (“Ten is ten percent of one hundred.”)
perfect
adjective
complete or correct in every way; completely right or good; without mistakes
perform
verb
to speak, dance or sing in front of other people to entertain them; to do an action that usually requires training or skill (“He performed the operation.”)
period
noun
an amount of time with a beginning and an end
permanent
adjective
never changing; lasting for a very long time or for all time
permit
verb
to let; to make possible
person
noun
a man, woman or child
persuade
verb
to make someone decide to do something especially by repeated requests or suggestions that they should do it
physical
adjective
of the body
physics
noun
the study of motion, matter and energy
picture
noun
something that shows what another thing looks like; an idea or representation of something as seen by the eye; a painting; what is made with a camera
piece
noun
a part of something larger
pig
noun
a farm animal used for its meat
pilot
noun
one who guides or flies an airplane or helicopter
pipe
noun
a long, round piece of material used to move liquid or gas
place
verb
to put something somewhere
place
noun
an area or a part of an area; space where a person or thing is; any room, building, town or country
plan
verb
to decide to do something (“I plan on going to Paris.”); to organize or develop an idea or set of actions in order to achieve a goal (“We planned a party for her birthday.”)
plan
noun
something you have decided to do (“My plan was to go to Paris.”); an organized or developed idea or set of actions to achieve a goal (“The plan will not work.”)
planet
noun
a large object in space that orbits the sun (“Earth is a planet.”)
plant
verb
to put into the ground to grow
plant
noun
a living growth from the ground which gets its food from air, water and earth
plastic
noun
a material made from chemicals that can be formed and made into things
play
verb
to have fun; to not work; to take part in a sport; to make music on an instrument
play
noun
a story acted in a theater; things a person does for enjoyment, not work
pleasant
adjective
enjoyable and making people feel happy; friendly and easy to talk to
please
verb
to make one happy; to give enjoyment
please
inount
a polite word used when you ask for something (“Please come in”)
plenty
noun
all that is needed; a large enough amount
plot
verb
to make secret plans
plot
noun
a secret plan to do something wrong or illegal
poem
noun
words and their sounds organized in a special way to express emotions
point
verb
to aim one’s finger toward; to aim
point
noun
the sharp end of something; the most important purpose or meaning of something, (“The point of the story is that people should love each other”.)
poison
noun
a substance that can destroy life or damage health
police
noun
a government department responsible for guarding the public, keeping order, and making sure people obey the law; members of that department
policy
noun
an established set of plans or goals used to develop and make decisions in politics, economics or business
politics
noun
the ideas and activities of government and of those who are in public office (A politician is someone who works in politics, especially as an elected member of the government.)
pollute
verb
to release dangerous or unpleasant substances into the air, soil or water
poor
noun
people with little or no money
poor
adjective
lacking money or goods; of bad quality
popular
adjective
liked or enjoyed by many people; accepted, done or used by many people in a culture or society
population
noun
all the people in a place, city or country; the number of people
port
noun
a city where ships load or unload goods; a place on a coast where ships can be safe from a storm
position
noun
a place; the way of holding the body; the way a thing is set or placed; a job (or level of a job) in an organization
positive
adjective
good; very sure or certain that something is correct; full of hope that something will lead to good; opposite negative
possess
verb
to have; to own; to control or be controlled by
possible
adjective
able to be done; can happen or is expected to happen
poverty
noun
the condition of being poor
power
noun
the ability to control or direct others; control; strength; ruling force; force or energy used to do work (“Water power turns the wheel.”)
praise
verb
to say good things about; to approve of; to give thanks and respect to God
praise
noun
words said to praise
pray
verb
to make a request to a god or spirit; to praise a god or spirit
prayer
noun
speaking and listening to God
pregnant
adjective
carrying a child within the body before it is born; expecting to give birth to a baby
present
verb
to offer for consideration (“We will present our idea to the committee.”)
present
noun
a gift (“I gave them a present for their anniversary.”); now (“The present is a good time.”)
present
adjective
to be at a place (“I was present at school yesterday.”)
president
noun
the chief official of a country that is a republic; the leader of an organization
press
verb
to urge strongly, to push
press
noun
newspapers, magazines and other publications
pressure
noun
the force produced when something is pushed down or against something else
prevent
verb
to keep or stop from going or happening
price
noun
the amount of money for which anything is bought, sold or offered for sale
priest
noun
(in Bible times) a man who did religious duties for the Israelite people, so represented them before God
print
verb
to produce words and images on paper (or some other surface) using a machine called a printer; to include something in a book, newspaper, magazine, etc..
prison
noun
a place where a person is kept as punishment for a crime
private
adjective
of or about a person or group that is secret; opposite public
prize
noun
something offered or won in a competition; something of value that one must work hard for to get
probable
adverb
a good chance of happening; a little more than possible
problem
noun
a difficult question or situation with an unknown or unclear answer
process
noun
an operation or series of changes leading to a desired result
produce
verb
to make; to create; to cause something to be; to manufacture
product
noun
something that is produced
profit
noun
money gained from a business activity after paying all costs of that activity
program
noun
a plan of action; the different events or parts of a meeting or show
progress
noun
movement forward or toward improvement or a goal
project
noun
a planned effort to do something
promise
noun
something you say to a person to make them sure you will do something or that something will happen
promise
verb
to make a promise (“I promise I will come.”)
property
noun
anything owned by someone such as land, buildings or goods
prophet
noun
a person with a special instruction from God to speak God's words into the community
propose
verb
to present or offer for consideration
prostate
noun
a part of the male reproductive system
protect
verb
to guard; to defend; to prevent from being harmed or damaged
protest
verb
to publicly show or express strong disagreement against something
protest
noun
something a person does or says that shows that they disagree with or object to something; an event where people gather to show that they do not approve of something
proud
adjective
feeling pleased with your achievements, your family, your team, etc. because you think they are very good; thinking that you are better or more important than you really are
prove
verb
to show to be true
provide
verb
to give something needed or wanted
public
adjective
of or about all the people in a community or country; opposite private
publish
verb
to make public something that is written; to include something in a book, newspaper or magazine
pull
verb
to use force to move something toward the person or thing using the force; opposite push
pump
verb
to force a gas or liquid up, into or through
pump
noun
a machine that pumps a gas or liquid
punish
verb
to cause pain, suffering or loss for doing something bad or illegal
purchase
verb
to buy with money or with something of equal value
purchase
noun
that which is bought
pure
adjective
free from anything that is different or that reduces value; clean
purpose
noun
the reason or desired effect for doing something; goal
push
verb
to use force to move something away from the person or thing using the force; opposite pull
put
verb
to place; to set in position