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plumber
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n. the craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliances
Today's plumber is in demand and has expanded duties, including installing, repairing, and maintaining piping.
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pole
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n. a long rod; one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions
But the Clinton stash keeps her in pole position in the race to secure the party nomination in a year.
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pollution
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n. contamination; undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated
These articles are on pollution prevention, environmental protection, and contaminants.
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polygon
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n. a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides
Triangle is a polygon with three sides.  
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populous
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a. crowded; having a lot of people living there
That figure is slightly more than the annual value of all goods and services produced in China and India, the two most populous countries.
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porcelain
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n. ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramic
The toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain arise mainly from the formation at these high glass temperatures and the mineral mullite within the fired body.
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portraiture
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n. the activity of making portraits; a word picture of a person's appearance and character
The popularity of the daguerreotype in the middle of the 19th century was largely due to the demand for inexpensive portraiture.
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portray
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v. depict; describe; draw
Domestically Mr. Brown is likely to portray his style as both more frugal and more transparent than before.
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portrayal
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n. acting the part of a character on stage; any likeness of a person
The film won four Oscars in total, with Hilary Swank picking up Best Actress for her portrayal of a female boxer and Morgan Freeman named Best Supporting Actor.
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pose
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n. bodily attitude or position, especially one assumed for an artist or a photographer
This hand pose is a sign of joy and satisfaction; it is done by extending the hands above the head with the fingertips of the hands touching.
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possession
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n. act of having and controlling property; belongings
She will also retain possession of her father's home and many of his personal effects.
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postcard
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n. card for sending messages by post without an envelope
This company provides direct mail postcard and mailing services.
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postdate
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v. be later in time
A postdate pregnancy is a pregnancy that lasts longer than 42 weeks.
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posthumous
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a. after death, as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death
The critics ignored his works during his lifetime; it was only after his last novel's posthumous publication that they recognized his great talent.
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postwar
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a. belonging to the period after a war
In the next section, we address questions of postwar demographic resettlement in relation to nationalizing state-building.
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potter
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n. a craftsman who shapes pottery; work lightly
The old lady learned to be a potter in the garden every summer morning.
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practical
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a. based on experience; useful
He was a practical man, opposed to theory.
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practicality
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n. concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities
I'll try to separate fact from fiction - a promise from practicality - by examining the learning object concept and the technologies that define, create, and use it.
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preach
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v. advocate; speak, plead; argue in favor of
You have no right to preach to me, you neophyte, that has not passed the porch of life and are absolutely unacquainted with its mysteries.
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precede
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v. be or go before something or someone in time or space
Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify.
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