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petition a formal, written request by many people that is made to a person in authority. [2 definitions]
petrify to turn into stone. Minerals left behind by water petrify wood by replacing woods cells when they die. [2 definitions]
petrol the British word for the flammable liquid used mainly as fuel for engines. "Petrol" has the same meaning as "gasoline."
petroleum a thick oil found by drilling beneath the earth's surface. Petroleum is made into gasoline, heating oil, and other products.
petticoat a skirt worn under an outer skirt; slip.
petty of little importance or interest. [2 definitions]
petunia a common garden plant that has flowers shaped like trumpets.
pew a church bench with a back and arms at the ends. Pews are arranged in rows facing the front of the church.
pewter a metal made from tin, copper, and other metals. Pewter looks like silver and is used to make plates, candlesticks, and other objects that are both useful and beautiful.
pg. abbreviation of "page."
phantom a ghost or something else that seems real, but is not real.
pharaoh a king of ancient Egypt.
pharmacist a person who is trained to prepare and sell drugs and medicine in keeping with the orders of a doctor.
pharmacy a place in a store or hospital in which drugs are prepared and sold; drugstore.
phase a particular stage in a cycle of development or process of change. [2 definitions]
Ph.D. a degree that is earned following college after several years of additional study and the completion of a major research project. "Ph.D." is an abbreviation of Latin words which mean "Doctor of Philosophy."
pheasant a large bird with a long tail and bright feathers.
phenomenal amazing or extraordinary.
phenomenon a happening or fact that can be seen or known through the senses. [2 definitions]
Philippine of or having to do with the Philippines, their people, culture, languages, or the like.
Philippines an island country in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of southeastern Asia. Manila is the capital of the Philippines.