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pod1 a long thin firm vessel containing seeds, esp. of a pea or bean plant. [4 definitions]
pod2 a group of whales or seals that feed and travel together.
podcast an audio recording that can be downloaded from the World Wide Web, usually consisting of a short talk or program on a particular topic.
podiatry the medical study and treatment of foot problems.
podium a raised platform, as for a speaker or orchestra conductor; dais.
Podunk (informal) any small or unimportant town.
poem a piece of writing, often in rhythmic verse and sometimes rhyming, that is characterized by vivid, compressed language and strong emotional force. [2 definitions]
poet one who writes poetry. [2 definitions]
poetaster an untalented or inept poet.
poetic like poetry in style or character. [4 definitions]
poeticize to make (feelings, thoughts, observations, or the like) poetic; express in poetry. [3 definitions]
poetic justice an outcome in real life or fiction in which someone receives a reward or punishment that is peculiarly or ironically appropriate.
poetic license any deviation from logic, fact, or convention that is made by a writer or other artist in order to achieve a particular effect.
poetics (used with a sing. verb) literary criticism dealing with the principles of poetry.
poetize to write or recite poetry. [4 definitions]
poet laureate in England, a poet honored by being appointed for life to an office in the royal household and traditionally expected to write poems celebrating events and persons of royal or national significance. [2 definitions]
poetry poems collectively. [3 definitions]
pogo stick a single stilt set on a strong spring, with footrests on either side on which a person stands to bounce along.
pogrom a systematic persecution or slaughter of an ethnic or religious group, esp. of Jews.
poi a Hawaiian food made from baked, mashed, and fermented taro root.
poignancy the quality or condition of being poignant.