plumage

  1. the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

    Synonyms : feather, plume
    Type Of : animal material, body covering

pliable

  1. able to adjust readily to different conditions

    Synonyms : elastic, flexible, pliant
  2. capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

    Synonyms : ductile, malleable, pliant, tensile, tractile
    Examples :
    • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
  3. susceptible to being led or directed

    Synonyms : fictile
  4. capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking

    Synonyms : bendable, pliant, waxy

plethora

  1. extreme excess

    Synonyms : embarrassment, overplus, superfluity
    Type Of : excess, excessiveness, inordinateness

plausible

  1. apparently reasonable and credible, and therefore convincing

    Antonyms : implausible
    Examples :
    • a plausible excuse
  2. given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments

    Examples :
    • a plausible liar

plaudit

  1. enthusiastic approval

    Synonyms : acclaim, acclamation, eclat, plaudits
    Type Of : approval, commendation
    Examples :
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd

plaintiff

  1. a person who brings an action in a court of law

    Synonyms : complainant
    Antonyms : defendant
    Type Of : litigant, litigator

plagiarism

  1. the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own

    Synonyms : piracy, plagiarisation, plagiarization
    Type Of : copyright infringement, infringement of copyright
  2. a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work

    Type Of : piece of writing, writing, written material

placid

  1. not easily irritated

    Synonyms : equable, even-tempered, good-tempered
    Examples :
    • not everyone shared his placid temperament
    • remained placid despite the repeated delays
  2. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

    Synonyms : quiet, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled
    Examples :
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay

prominent

  1. conspicuous in position or importance

    Synonyms : big, large
    Examples :
    • a prominent citizen
  2. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

    Synonyms : outstanding, salient, spectacular, striking
    Examples :
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book

peruse

  1. examine or consider with attention and in detail

    Type Of : see, examine
    Examples :
    • Please peruse this report at your leisure