Confusing Words Clarified: Group P; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. +
(lists of "P" sections that are organized into what for some people are confusing groups of words)
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2. An administrative division of a country or district: The Province of Ontario in Canada is large and the capital city of the province is Toronto.
3. The division of a country outlining the jurisdiction of an archbishop: The province for the administration by the archbishop included the Far North.
People may have to seek divine providence if they hope to understand the division of taxes between the governments of each province and the national government and the city governments.
Marian didn't mean to sound like a prude, but she was convinced that it would be prudent to evacuate the town before the cyclone strikes.
2. A person who has been educated to understand how the mind influences the behaviour of people and who deals with the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests of intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits: Tracy had a psychometrician who provided an evaluation of her son who was having problems adapting to relationships with other people.
Myrna was concerned about the well-being of her friend; so, she urged Henry to get a referral from his psychiatrist to see a psychometrician who was also a well-known psychologist.
The psychometrician administered several tests the interpretations of which were intended to help her friend understand his psychological problems.
At the end of the assessment period, the psychologist recommended that Henry meet regularly with a psychotherapist.
2. Decayed wood used in a dry state for tinder: Terry and Tracie used some punk on the fire to keep them warm.
3. An individual who is perceived to be too loud, too rude, too violent, or excessively misbehaving: Greg asked, "Why can't that punk behave himself?"
2. In poor health; not well; feeling terrible: Marina was just too much of a punk today so she stayed in bed instead of going to work.
The punk that Gerald bought at the bargain counter in the discount store proved to be just that, PUNK, and not good for anything.
2. A child or youth who is being taught in a school or by a tutor: The new tutor presented her pupil with drawing paper and pencils.
Estella was the newest student to enroll at the craft school.
2. A man or a woman who has received an award typically accompanied by cash to enable that person to study a specific subject: Lenora was a prize-winning scholar who received a prestigious grant to study art in Italy.
The internationally recognized scholar had in fact been a student at the local high school.
As a college student, JoAnn was visiting her junior high school and she wanted to meet Mr. Walter again because she was his pupil when she was there years ago.
The leather puttee felt soft and comfortable when Jeremy fastened it around each of his legs.
2. A color that is brownish gray: The naval ships were painted putty which was a color that was a perfect disguise on the ocean.
3. Someone who is easily manipulated: Carl was so in love, he was like putty in Stella's hands.
4. Any of a variety of sticky substances used to fill cracks or to mend items: The plumber used a special putty to repair the leaky pipes under the sink.
The colors of Kenneth's uniform were subdued; the puttee on each leg was a brownish gray, just like the color of putty.