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plagiarize

/ˈpleɪdʒəˌraɪz/ (v)

Copy another person’s ideas or words, and and pretend they are yours.

Example:

James got expelled from university after he plagiarized an essay.

plunk

/plʌnk/ (v)

Put something in a place in a careless way.

Example:

Just plunk the suitcase on the floor.

premium

/ˈprimiəm/ (n)

The amount of money you pay for something such as car insurance.

Example:

I pay my house insurance premium by the month.

practical

/ˈpræktɪkəl/ (adj)

A realistic or useful solution to a problem.

Example:

I know you need a place to live, but buying an apartment is not practical when you are unemployed.

partition

/pɑrˈtɪʃən/ (n)

A thin wall that separates two rooms.

Example:

I could hear the television through the partition while I was trying to sleep.

protrude

/prəʊˈtrud/ (v)

Stick out.

Example:

When you are skiing, be careful of rocks protruding from the snow.

piecemeal

/ˈpismil/ (adj /adv)

Building or doing things in small parts (not all at the same time).

Example:

The marketing project is piecemeal. I think we need to redo it because some of the sections are too old now.

polished

/ˈpɑlɪʃt/ (adj)

Rubbed with a cloth until shiny.

Example:

The car looks great! Who polished it?

pagan

/ˈpeɪgən/ (n)

Someone who does not believe in a main modern world religion.

Example:

Some isolated cultures in Africa are pagan.

prankster

/ˈpræŋkstər/ (n)

Someone who likes to play jokes on people.

Example:

Bill, you have to stop being such a prankster. People are getting tired of it.

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