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pupil1 a person who is taught by a teacher.
pupil2 the small, dark opening in the center of the eye. Light passes through the pupil into the eye.
puppet a doll that looks like a person or an animal. Some puppets move by being placed over a hand, and others move by strings held from above.
puppy a young dog, usually less than one year old
purchase to get by paying money for; buy. [3 definitions]
pure not mixed with anything else; made of only one substance. [4 definitions]
purebred having ancestors that are all the same breed of animal. [2 definitions]
purify to make clean or pure.
Puritan a member of a group of Protestants in England in the 1500s and 1600s. The Puritans believed in simpler forms of worship and strict morals. Some Puritans came to live in what is now Massachusetts.
purple the color that comes from mixing red and blue paint. [2 definitions]
purpose a reason or plan that guides an action; design or goal. [3 definitions]
purposeful having a purpose. [2 definitions]
purposely on purpose; deliberately.
purr to make a soft, low, rumbling sound, like the one made by a happy cat. [2 definitions]
purse a pouch or bag made of leather, cloth, or a similar material, used for carrying money and other personal items; handbag. [4 definitions]
pursue to follow in order to reach or catch; chase. [2 definitions]
pursuit the act of pursuing. [2 definitions]
pus a thick, white or yellow liquid that forms around infections and that contains white blood cells.
push to use pressure against in order to move. [6 definitions]
push-up an exercise in which a person lies face down and raises and lowers the body by straightening and bending the arms.
pussy willow a small willow with furry, gray flowers that grow in clusters along its branches.