- PENCHANT (NOUN): a strong liking
Synonyms: fondness, inclination
Antonyms: antipathy, dislike
Example Sentence: He had a penchant for playing jokes on people.
- PENANCE (NOUN): atonement
Synonyms: punishment, penalty
Antonyms: reward, price
Example Sentence: The penance imposed on him proved light.
- PELLUCID (ADJECTIVE): transparently clear; easily understandable
Synonyms: bright, explicit
Antonyms: unclear, doubtful
Example Sentence: Sanjeev’ plan is pellucid therefore I can’t object.
- PEJORATIVE (ADJECTIVE): expressing disapproval
Synonyms: negative, debasing
Antonyms: praising, positive
Example Sentence: Naimish used the word in a pejorative sense.
- PEEVISH (ADJECTIVE): easily irritated or annoyed
Synonyms: irritable, crabbed
Antonyms: pleasant, cheerful
Example Sentence: Lack of sleep never made me peevish.
- PEER (NOUN): person who is another’s equal
Synonyms: companion, compeer
Antonyms: opponent, foe
Example Sentence: His personality made him popular with his peers.
- PEDANTIC (ADJECTIVE): marked by a narrow focus on
Synonyms: bookish, didactic
Antonyms: plain, simple
Example Sentence: His lecture was pedantic and uninteresting.
- PECUNIARY (ADJECTIVE): relating to or involving money
Synonyms: monetary, financial
Antonyms: nonfinancial, noncommercial
Example Sentence: She denies obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception.
- PALL (NOUN): melancholy
Synonyms: dismay, gloom
Antonyms: happiness, excitement
Example Sentence: His absence cast a pall over the celebration.
- PAUPER (NOUN): person who is poor
Synonyms: supplicant, bankrupt
Antonyms: rich, wealthy
Example Sentence: Although Ramesh is a pauper, he wears fancy dresses.