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providence

the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power.

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provincialism

narrowness of mind, ignorance, or the like, considered as resulting from lack of exposure to cultural or intellectual activity.

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proviso

a condition attached to an agreement.

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provost

an official of high rank at a university. : the head of a college at a university.

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prow

the pointed or projecting front part of something such as a car or building.

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proximal

next to or nearest the point of attachment or origin, a central point, or the point of view; especially : located toward the center of the body — compare distal.

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proxy

One appointed or authorized to act for another, especially a person appointed to vote as one wishes at a meeting. b. The authority to act for another.

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Przewalski

the closest relative to the domestic horse, although there have been many debates on whether the horse has a direct linkage to the domesticated horse.

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pump priming

the act or process of introducing fluid into a pump to improve the sealing of the pump parts on starting and to expel air from it
2. (Economics) US government expenditure designed to stimulate economic activity in stagnant or depressed areas
3. (Economics) another term for deficit financing

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pupil

the eye's aperture // a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to strike the retina.

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purdah

a custom among Muslims and some Hindus in which women stay separate from men or keep their faces and bodies covered when they are near men.

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purl

to embroider with gold or silver thread
b : to edge or border with gold or silver embroidery
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: to knit in purl stitch

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purlin

a horizontal beam that provides intermediate support for the common rafters of a roof construction

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pussywillow

a small willow, Salix discolor, of eastern North America, having silky catkins

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pustule

a small collection of pus in the top layer of skin (epidermis) or beneath it in the dermis. They frequently form in sweat glands or hair follicles. Pus is a mixture of inflammatory cells and liquid.

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putamen

It is involved in a very complex feedback loop that prepares and aids in movement of the limbs. Lesions on the brain due to Parkinson's disease can affect this and cause involuntary muscle movements or jerking. Disruption in the function may also cause restless leg syndrome

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pyx

a small round container used in the Catholic, Old Catholic and Anglican Churches to carry the consecrated host (Eucharist), to the sick or those otherwise unable to come to a church in order to receive eucharist

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pyrex

a line of clear, low-thermal-expansion borosilicate glass used for laboratory glassware and kitchenware // often the material of choice for reflective optics in astronomy applications.

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pylon

an upright structure that is used for support or for navigational guidance, in particular.
a tower used for carrying power lines high above the ground.

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quiddity

the inherent nature or essence of someone or something.
a distinctive feature; a peculiarity.

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quieticism

(in the Christian faith) devotional contemplation and abandonment of the will as a form of religious mysticism.
calm acceptance of things as they are without attempts to resist or change them.

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quietus

death or something that causes death, regarded as a release from life.

something that has a calming or soothing effect.

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quiff

a hairstyle that combines the 1950s pompadour hairstyle, the 50s flattop, and sometimes a mohawk.

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quince

a small deciduous tree that bears a pome fruit, similar in appearance to a pear, and bright golden-yellow when mature

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quincunx

a geometric pattern consisting of five points arranged in a cross, with four of them forming a square or rectangle and a fifth at its center.[1] It forms the arrangement of five units in the pattern corresponding to the five-spot on six-sided dice, playing cards, or dominoes. I

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quinine

used alone or with other medications to treat malaria

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quirt

a riding whip with a short handle and a rawhide lash

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quiver

To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement. 2. To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.

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quixotic

extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable. 3. impulsive

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quining

output is exactly the same as its source code. ouroboros program, recursive loop