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Pinnacle meaning

pinnacle. pinnacle meaning.

Noun: pinnacle Pronunciation: (pi-nu-kul) Pinnacle meaning: (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development A lofty peak Verb: pinnacle …

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Parsimonious meaning

tightwad meaning

Adjective: parsimonious Pronunciation: (paa(r)-su’mow-nee-us) Parsimonious meaning: Excessively unwilling to spend money. Exhibited or marked by parsimony. Synonyms: miserly, penurious, niggardly, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, close-fisted, ungenerous, tightwad Adverb: parsimoniously Quotations: Henry Ward Beecher – By labor the …

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Penury meaning

destitute meaning

Noun: penury Pronunciation: (pen-yu-ree) Penury meaning: A state of extreme poverty or destitution. Synonyms: destitution, indigence, need, pauperism, parsimonious, impoverishment Derived forms: penuries Quotations: William Shakespeare – The weariest and most loathed worldly life, that age, …

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Pamper meaning

pamper meaning

Verb: pamper Pronunciation: (pam-pu) Pamper meaning: Treat with excessive indulgence. Synonyms: cocker, coddle, cosset, mollycoddle, featherbed, indulge Quotations: Ann Landers – What the vast majority of American children need is to stop being pampered, stop …

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Pelmet meaning

valance meaning

Noun: pelmet Pronunciation: (pel-mit) Pelmet meaning: A decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing. Synonyms: cornice, valance, eaves Quotations: Wood – They uncovered her camera, hidden behind what looked …

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Pine away meaning

languish

Verb: pine away Pronunciation: (pIn u’wey) Pine away meaning: Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief. Synonyms: languish Quotations: Chuck Taylor – It’s hard for me to imagine that Rod Stewart has been pining …

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Pugilist meaning

Noun: pugilist Pronunciation: (pyoo-ju-list) Pugilist meaning: One who fights with his fists; esp., a professional prize fighter; a boxer. Synonyms: boxer, fighter, bruiser, pug Quotations: Josh Billings – Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on …

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Prop meaning

prop

Noun: prop Pronunciation: (próp) Prop meaning: A pole or beam placed beneath something to keep it from falling or shaking. (used as a temporary support)              Synonym: support A portable …

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