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Synonyms and antonyms of essential English words are starting with alphabet ‘P, Q’. Learning synonyms and antonyms for the words in this sections ‘P, Q’ will be helpful for the aspirants preparing for competitive examinations on English language testing.

Section P

This section ‘P’ covers terms such as pacify, palatial, pardonable, partisan, pathetic, peerless, pessimist, pinnacle, potent, precise, prescribe, preserve, prime, prodigal, proficient, profuse, prohibit, prolific, prolong, prominent, prompt, propagate, proscribe, prosperous, provisional, provoke, proximate, prudent, pungent, pushy, puzzling.

S.No

Word

Synonyms

Antonyms

1

Pacify

appease, assuage, conciliate, mollify, propitiate, soothe

agitate, incite, upset

2

Palatial

lavish, luxuriant, opulent, plush, rich, sumptuous

cramped, minor, tiny 

3

Pardonable

excusable, forgivable, venial, defensible, justifiable, passable

inexpiable, unpardonable, inexcusable 

4

Partisan

biased, prejudiced, partial, tendentious, prepossessed, one-sided

impartial, unbiased, fair

5

Pathetic

pitiable, rueful, deplorable, lamentable, distressing, miserable

cheerful, worthwhile, delightful

6

Peerless

matchless, incomparable, singular, unmatched, alone, unequal

inferior, mediocre, subordinate

7

Pessimist

defeatist, cynic, doomsayer, killjoy, downer, worrier

optimist, dreamer, hoper

8

Pinnacle

acme, apex, crest, crown, peak, summit

base, bottom, nadir

9

Potent

mighty, strong, powerful, commanding, dominant, authoritative

fragile, incapable, ineffective

10

Precise

categorical, definite, accurate, specific, genteel, puritanical

ambiguous, inexact, false 

11

Prescribe

decree, dictate, fix, impose, lay down, ordain

dismiss, reject, ban

12

Preserve

conserve, save, guard, shield, maintain, sustain

destroy, hurt, ruin

13

Prime

superior, splendid, foremost, paramount, premier, original

inferior, secondary, unimportant

14

Prodigal

extravagant, lavish, spendthrift, profuse, wasteful, luxuriant

thrifty, stingy, reasonable

15

Proficient

adept, crack, masterly, professional, skilled, expert

clumsy, inept, incompetent

16

Profuse

luxuriant, exuberant, profligate, lavish, spendthrift, lush

lacking, sparse, wanting

17

Prohibit

ban, debar, forbid, inhibit, interdict, outlaw 

allow, favor, permit

18

Prolific

fecund, fertile, fruitful, productive, proliferous, rich 

barren, impotent, unproductive

19

Prolong

elongate, extend,  lengthen, protract, stretch, prolongate 

abbreviate, shorten, compress

20

Prominent

arresting, marked, outstanding, remarkable, salient, distinguished

inconspicious, unexceptional, inferior

21

Prompt

foment, goad, impel, instigate, motivate, pique

depress, halt, dissuade

22

Propagate

breed, cultivate, procreate, proliferate, promulgate, spawn

destroy, decline, conceal

23

Prescribe

enjoin, debar, taboo, prohibit, inhibit, ban

allow, favor, permit

24

Prosperous

booming, flourishing, prospering, thriving, auspicious, propitious

languishing, stunted, losing

25

Provisional

interim, temporary, acting, conditional, provisory, tentative

certain, definite, permanent

26

Provoke

enrage, incense, aggravate, annoy, nettle

please, soothe, placate

27

Proximate

adjacent, close, contiguous, near, imminent, momentary

definite, distant, remote

28

Prudent

rational, sage, sapient, sensible, cautious, circumspect

indiscreet, unrealistic, unwise

29

Pushy

audacious, brazen, cheeky, insolent, impertinent, sassy 

unassuming, modest, quiet

30

Puzzling

arcane, cabalistic, cryptic, enigmatic, mysterious, sassy

comprehensible, intelligible, understandable

Section Q

This section ‘Q’ covers terms such as quack, queer, quick-witted, quieten.

S.No

Word

Synonyms

Antonyms

1

Quack

charlatan, fake, fraud, humbug, impostor, phony

genuine, original, real

2

Queer

bizarre, cranky, eccentric, freaky, idiosyncratic, odd

regular, typical, usual

3

Quick-witted

alert, clever, intelligent, keen, sharp, smart

slow, stupid, dim 

4

Quieten

hush, quiet, shush, shut up, silence, still

agitate, excite, ruffle,

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