Synonyms and Antonyms (Section P, Q)

By | January 2, 2017

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,