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plectrum a small flexible piece of plastic or other material used to pluck a stringed musical instrument; pick.
pled a past tense and past participle of plead.
pledge a formal or solemn promise; vow. [10 definitions]
pledgee a person to whom a pledge is made or with whom an object is deposited as a pledge.
Pledge of Allegiance an oath of loyalty to the United States of America (prec. by "the").
pledgor in law, a person who deposits an object or property with another as security for a pledge.
-plegia paralysis.
Pleiades an open cluster of several hundred stars in the constellation Taurus, six of which are visible with the unaided eye. [2 definitions]
Pleistocene of, relating to, or designating the geological epoch at the start of the Quaternary Period, from approximately 1.8 million to 10 thousand years ago, when glacial ice was widespread and modern humans first appeared. [2 definitions]
plenary complete or absolute. [2 definitions]
plenary indulgence in the Roman Catholic Church, an indulgence that remits in full the temporal punishment still due to sin after absolution.
plenipotentiary an agent given full authority to act on behalf of another, esp. in diplomatic matters. [4 definitions]
plenitude abundance; fullness. [2 definitions]
plenteous plentiful; abundant. [2 definitions]
plentiful existing in or producing large amounts or quantities; abundant.
plenty a full provision or supply. [4 definitions]
plenum a space that encloses a volume of gas at greater pressure than exists outside the space, or the state of the gas thus enclosed. [3 definitions]
pleo- more.
pleonasm the use of more words than are needed to express an idea; redundancy. [3 definitions]
plesiosaur an extinct marine reptile of the Mesozoic era having paddle-like limbs, a large flat body, and a short tail.
plethora an amount that is more than enough; overabundance. [2 definitions]