1. PROD (VERB): goad
Synonyms: propel, provoke Antonyms: dissuade, prevent
2. PARTISAN (ADJECTIVE): biased
Synonyms: one-sided, unjust Antonyms: fair, just
These days newspapers have become increasingly partisan.
3. PETRIFY (VERB): frighten
Synonyms: appal, horrify Antonyms: comfort, soothe
Maya’s icy controlled quietness petrified her.
4. PERVADE (VERB): suffuse
Synonyms: permeate, penetrate Antonyms: deplete, drain
A smell of stale kidney beans pervaded the air.
5. PERTAIN (VERB): apply
Synonyms: relate, relevant Antonyms: separate, disjoin
The matters pertaining to the report have been submitted by the government.
6. PERKY (ADJECTIVE): cheerful
Synonyms: happy, bubbly Antonyms: dull, gloomy
He is a perky boy.
7. PEEVISH (ADJECTIVE): irritable
Synonyms: acrimonious, cantankerous Antonyms: pleasant, friendly
The mother told that the baby is peevish because his gums are hurting.
8. PENITENT (ADJECTIVE): repentant
Synonyms: abject, apologetic Antonyms: unrepentant, unashamed
Garima stood with her hands joined like a penitent person.
9. PERILOUS (ADJECTIVE): dangerous
Synonyms: hazardous, precarious Antonyms: secure, safe
It was a perilous sight.
10. PERISH (VERB): decay
Synonyms: vanish, die Antonyms: commence, start
A great part of Babar’s army perished of hunger and disease.