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Spelling list: Silent p words

In these words the letter p is silent. Look for the pn, ps and pt letter patterns. Caution - these must be the hardest words in the Spellzone course - only for the brave to attempt!

Learn about these words in unit 22. Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight

pneumatic The workman had a pneumatic drill. *
pneumonia Pneumonia can be a very serious illness. *
psychic The old lady had psychic powers. *
psychiatry Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental illness.
psychiatrist The psychiatrist worked at the hospital. *
psychedelic Psychedelic drugs can be dangerous as they alter the mind.
psychology My brother is studying psychology at college. *
psychologist A psychologist studies the way the mind works.
psychopath The killer was found to be a psychopath.
psychosis Psychosis is a serious mental illness.
psychotherapy Her eating phobias were cured by psychotherapy.
pterodactyl Pterodactyls were flying reptiles, now extinct.
pterosaur Pterosaurs flew in the Jurassic period.
ptarmigan The ptarmigan is a brown bird living in the colder parts of Europe.

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