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pundit an authoritative, or purportedly authoritative, commentator or critic. [3 definitions]
pungency sharpness or bite in taste or smell.
pungent sharp and penetrating in taste or smell; acrid. [3 definitions]
punish to impose a penalty on (someone) for a real or imagined offense. [4 definitions]
punishable subject to punishment, as an offense or an offender.
punishing causing injury or exhaustion, usually by requiring strenuous physical effort. [2 definitions]
punishment a penalty imposed for a real or imagined offense. [4 definitions]
punitive pertaining to, imposed as, or imposing punishment.
punitive damages compensation awarded to a plaintiff in excess of actual damages as a means of punishing the defendant for willful wrongdoing; exemplary damages.
punitive repercussion a consequence in the form of a punishment.
Punjab a northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent now divided between Pakistan and India (usu. prec. by "the").
Punjabi a native or inhabitant of the Punjab, a northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. [3 definitions]
punk dry, rotted wood for use as tinder. [2 definitions]
punkah a large fan used in India, traditionally wielded by a servant, consisting of a hand-held palmyra leaf or a strip of canvas stretched on a frame that is suspended from the ceiling and operated by ropes and pulleys.
punk rock a loud and insistent style of rock music, characterized by deliberately offensive and aggressive lyrics, which originated in the late 1970s; punk.
punster someone who is fond of or skilled at making puns.
punt1 in football, a kick made by dropping the ball and then kicking it before it hits the ground. (Cf. drop kick, place kick.) [3 definitions]
punt2 a flat-bottomed boat propelled by means of a long pole, used primarily for travel on shallow water.
punty in glassmaking, a metal rod on which the hot glass is handled; pontil.
puny exceptionally small, weak, or insignificant.
pup a dog that is not fully grown; puppy. [3 definitions]