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ˈplɛθ ər əpletho·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overplus, plethora, superfluity, embarrassmentnoun

    extreme excess

    "an embarrassment of riches"

Wiktionary

  1. plethoranoun

    An excessive amount or number; an abundance.

    The menu offers a plethora of cuisines from around the world.

  2. plethoranoun

    An excess of red blood cells or bodily humours.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plethoranoun

    overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperaemia; -- opposed to anaemia

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to be or become full. Cf. Pleonasm.]

  2. Plethoranoun

    state of being overfull; excess; superabundance

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to be or become full. Cf. Pleonasm.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plethora

    pleth′o-ra, n. excessive fullness of blood: over-fullness in any way.—adjs. Plethore′tic, Plethor′ic, -al, afflicted with plethora: superabundant: turgid.—adv. Plethor′ically. [Gr. plēthōrē, fullness—pleos, full.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plethora in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plethora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of plethora in a Sentence

  1. Joe Biden:

    Whoever I would pick for vice president, and there's a lot of qualified women, there's a lot of qualified African-Americans. There really truly are. There's a plethora of really qualified people. Whomever I would pick were I fortunate enough to be your nominee, I'd pick somebody who was simpatico with me, who knew what I, what my priorities were and knew what I wanted to, we could disagree on tactic, but strategically we'd have to be in the exact same page.

  2. Peter Bergen:

    Haiti's constitutional crisis failed to register with many Washington policymakers as well as those in the international community for far too long -- in part, thanks to the plethora of challenges already present in the Western Hemisphere, notwithstanding the President Joe Biden administration's claims to the contrary, the inattention of Peter Bergen policymakers in recent years has contributed to the country's rapid unraveling.

  3. Alan Watts:

    But when no risk is taken there is no freedom. It is thus that, in an industrial society, the plethora of laws made for our personal safety convert the land into a nursery, and policemen hired to protect us become selfserving busybodies.

  4. Richard Simpson:

    The next question would be, how do we mitigate these effects ? How do we prevent the immune system from declining during space travel ? in order to do that, you have to first figure out what's causing the decline : Is it stress ? Is it microgravity ? Is it radiation ? Is it a plethora of things ? When we figure that out, we can try to find ways to directly target those factors and mitigate them.

  5. Inger Andersen:

    The decision, taken today in Geneva, is a shield for individuals and communities against a plethora of risks to their health and livelihoods. The recognition of the right to a healthy environment is a historic landmark in our ongoing work for social and environmental justice.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. aberrate
    • B. descant
    • C. suffuse
    • D. exacerbate

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