pompon, n. 1. fluffy tuft or ball, puff, bit of fluff; shakers, ball of streamers.
2. panache, plume, feather, crest, topknot; rosette, cockade, tassel.
pomposity, n. 1. pompousness, haughtiness, hauteur, arrogance, self-importance, pontification, Inf. stuffiness; pretension, pretentiousness, affectation, airs, attitudinizing, posing, Inf. highfalutin' ways; vainglory, vanity, pride, foppery, dandyism, coxcombry, peacockery; flaunting, trumpeting, Inf. putting on the dog or the ritz; swaggering, bluster, strutting, bravado; boasting, boastfulness, exaggeration, bragging, self-advertising, Inf. blowing one's own horn, self-applause.
2. magniloquence, rodomontade, grandiloquence, orotundity, fustian, tumidity, bombast, rant.
3. vainglorious display, glitter, lofty affectation, loftiness, exhibitionism, theatrics, histrionics, dramatics, staginess, Inf. phoniness, Inf. grandstanding; ostentation, grandiosity, fanfaronade, pomp, show, parade; extravaganza, splash, splurge, gaudery, gaudiness; exhibition, display, elaborateness, Inf. splendiferousness.
pompous, adj. 1. self-important, pretentious,vainglorious, vain; arrogant, haughty, proud, conceited, egotistic, egotistical; puffed up, Inf. uppity, Inf. toplofty, snobbish, Sl. snooty; pontifical, magisterial, imperious, authoritative, Inf. high-handed; patronizing, condescending, supercilious, disdainful, Inf. high-hat; affected, mannered, showy, ostentatious, grandiose.
2. inflated, bombastic, turgid, high-sounding, high-flown, embellished, ornate, flowery, euphuistic, embroidered; overblown, swollen, tumid, stilted, pedantic, Inf. stuffy; declamatory, grandiloquent, magniloquent, orotund, fustian; theatrical, histrionic, Inf. stagey.
3. splendid, magnificent, lofty, solemn, moving, impressive, imposing; stately, dignified, lordly, majestic, august, illustrious; ceremonial, ritual, ritualistic.
pond, n. pool, water hole, still water, water pocket, puddle; small lake, fishpond, millpond, millpool, tidal pond or pool; lagoon, reservoir.
ponder, v. 1. cogitate, think over, rack one's brains, cudgel one's brain, trouble one's head; ruminate, chew, chew one's cud, brood, mull over, dwell on, be in a brown study; reflect, speculate, wonder about, dream about, muse; meditate, contemplate, think about, cerebrate, put on one's thinking cap, be abstracted, be lost in thought; concentrate, focus, have one's mind on, put one's mind to.
2. deliberate, excogitate, consider, take to heart, Archaic. perpend; weigh, evaluate, revolve, review, study, scrutinize, examine, inspect, con.
ponderable, adj. 1. considerable, weighty, solid; substantial, pithy, meaty, rich; profound, deep, serious, grave, momentous, important, significant.
2. heavy, hefty, ponderous; massive, bulky, gross, huge, large, big; palpable, tangible, material, physical, corporeal, bodily, incarnate, fleshly.
ponderous, adj. 1. heavy, massive, weighty, hefty, bulky; prodigious, mighty, immense, gigantic, huge, large, big; awkward, unwieldy, cumbersome, unmanageable, clumsy.
2. labored, forced, dull, tedious, boring, uninteresting, monotonous, dreary, tiresome; droning, dry, dry-as-dust, pedantic, stilted; abstruse, recondite, learned, academic, profound, esoteric, Sl. heavy.
poniard, n. 1. dagger, dirk, misericord, stiletto, stylet, Obs. bodkin; knife, jackknife, pocketknife, switchblade; short sword, blade, steel, rapier, Fencing. foil; saber, yataghan, falchion, creese or kris, katdr, anelace, kukri; machete, bolo, butcher knife, barong.