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pizazz (informal) liveliness; spirited energy; vivacity. [2 definitions]
pizza an originally Italian food comprising a flat doughy crust covered with tomato sauce, cheese, and often meat or vegetables and then baked.
pizzeria a restaurant or shop that serves pizza and usu. other Italian-style foods.
pizzicato played by plucking the strings with the fingers rather than played with the bow (used as a musical direction). (Cf. arco.) [2 definitions]
Pk.1 abbreviation of "Park."
Pk.2 abbreviation of "Peak."
pkg. abbreviation of "package."
PKU a genetic disorder characterized by the inability to metabolize phenylaline, often causing mental retardation; phenylketonuria.
pkwy. (chiefly British) abbreviation of "parkway," a railway station, usu. with extensive parking facilities, serving suburban commuters. [2 definitions]
Pl. abbreviation of "Place."
pl. abbreviation of "plural."
placable capable of being pacified or appeased; forgiving or tolerant.
placard a poster, sign, or notice made to hang or be shown publicly. [3 definitions]
placate to calm down and make less angry, esp. by appeasement; conciliate; pacify.
placatory tending to or attempting to appease or calm.
place a certain area of space, such as that occupied by something. [19 definitions]
placeable combined form of place.
placebo an inert substance given to a patient as if it were a drug in order to placate or to serve as a control in an experiment. [2 definitions]
place card a small name card, used esp. at formal dinners, that is set at the place each guest is to occupy at a table.
place in the sun an advantageous or prominent position.
place kick in football, a kick made while the ball is held upright on the ground, as in a field-goal attempt or kickoff. (Cf. drop kick, punt1.)