Body Parts: Ped, Podos – 13 Words

pedicure

professional care for the feet and toenails

Male pedicure customers are despised by many manicurists for their thick toenails and hair-covered knuckles.New York Times (May 7, 2015)
pedestrian

lacking wit or imagination

He completed the mile and a quarter in a pedestrian 2:03.02.New York Times (Jun 6, 2015)
peon

a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

Walk into even the tiniest office and a peon will fetch a glass of water.Los Angeles Times (Oct 30, 2014)
pedal

a lever that is operated with the foot

The Google cars can operate without a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal.Los Angeles Times (May 15, 2015)
quadruped

an animal especially a mammal having four limbs

As quadrupeds stride, they are able to spread the force of the impact across four sets of muscles.Slate (May 4, 2012)
arthropod

invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body

A new study finds that insects, millipedes, and other arthropods consume thousands of kilograms of food litter every year, at least in New York City.Science Magazine (Dec 2, 2014)
antipode

direct opposite

They were as alike as two peas in some ways and the antipodes in others.Speed, Nell
impediment

something immaterial that interferes with action or progress

Carl Jung says the greatest impediment to the development of a child is the unlived life of the parent.Time (Jun 9, 2015)
pedigree

line of descent of a purebred animal

That’s not to say that individual ability has nothing to do with success and that those without the proper pedigree can’t move up and succeed.US News (Jun 8, 2015)
pedestal

a position of great esteem

When choreographers talk of putting dancers on pedestals, they’re often speaking metaphorically about attempts to idealize bodies.New York Times (Apr 25, 2015)
podium

a platform raised above the surrounding level

And so there I was, on the podium, the names of my classmates having been recited, accomplishments categorized and recognized, protocols followed.Washington Post (May 15, 2015)
podiatrist

a specialist in care for the feet

As a trust officer commented to me this week, “When you have a heart attack, don’t consult a podiatrist!”Forbes (Jun 8, 2015)
pessimist

a person who expects the worst

It’s been said of life on the sea — “the pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”Time (May 20, 2015)

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