1. PERENNIAL (ADJECTIVE): permanent
Synonyms: ceaseless, perpetual
Antonyms: temporary, ephemeral
Tea-plants are perennial, and are set about four feet apart on hillsides.
2. PEEVISH (ADJECTIVE): irritable
Synonyms: fractious, petulant Antonyms: affable, easygoing
No doubt Sohail is a peevish person so he shouldn’t be talked to.
3. PAUCITY (NOUN): sparseness
Synonyms: dearth, shortage Antonyms: abundance, plentiful
The paucity of evidence made the case unsolved.
4. PAROCHIAL (ADJECTIVE): narrow-minded
Synonyms: petty, limited Antonyms: cosmopolitan, liberal
A parochial approach is not enough to get success in life.
5. PARITY (NOUN): equality
Synonyms: uniformity, sameness Antonyms: inequality, oddness
Women have yet to achieve parity with men in many fields.
6. PALTRY (ADJECTIVE): meagre
Synonyms: insignificant, worthless Antonyms: considerable, substantial
He was fined the paltry sum of $50.
7. PALATABLE (ADJECTIVE): eatable
Synonyms: tasty, appetizing Antonyms: unpalatable, insipid
It is a healthy and palatable vegetable, easily digested when cooked.
8. PERTINACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): unyielding
Synonyms: stubborn, obdurate Antonyms: irresolute, flexible
If you have a pertinacious behaviour, you may face several problems.
9. GRUFF (ADJECTIVE): harsh
Synonyms: rough, throaty Antonyms: smooth, mellifluous
He picked up the phone expecting to hear the chairman's gruff voice.
10. GRUBBY (ADJECTIVE): dirty
Synonyms: grimy, unwashed Antonyms: clean, spotless
His white coat was grubby and stained.