Impossible to permanently delete iTunes Playlist

I seem to have a playlist iTunes ghost on my iPhone 5s that I can't seem to permanently delete.

You can see the contents of the playlist in the image below. I can select each song and remove them, but they come back after I have sync the iPhone with iTunes on my Mac mini.

I'm sure I'm wrong, but is there a way to permanently delete this playlist on my iPhone? Thanks in advance!

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TT2 is the iTunes of real experts around here, so hopefully it will chime.

In the meantime, I guess that you delete the playlist in iTunes. Is this correct? I also see that the songs have the dreaded punctuated by circles next to them. Which is never a good thing, I know. I read that if you unsync your music and delete this and then Resync, these circles go away and the music should appear on the device again. Then you should be able to remove them properly.

I will admit that I am no expert on iTunes, but I know that dotted circles are not good.

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