DR. ANUSHKA VIDHI MAHAVIDYALAYA - LAW COLLEGE UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
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ENGLISH WORDS

ENGLISH WORDS

 

1.pillage

Meaning: rob a (place) using violence, especially in wartime.

Synonym: robbery, robbing, raiding, 

Sentence: "the abbey was plundered and pillaged"

 

2.pinnacle

Meaning: the most successful point; the culmination.

Synonym: apex, vertex, zenith, apogee,

Sentence: "he had reached the pinnacle of his career"

 

3.piquant

Meaning: having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour., pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind.

Synonym: intriguing, stimulating, interesting, fascinating,

Antonym: bland, insipid, dull

Sentence: "a piquant tartare sauce"

 

4.pittance

Meaning: a very small or inadequate amount of money.

Synonym: a very small amount, a tiny amount, an insufficient amount, next to nothing, very little;

Sentence: "he paid his workers a pittance"

 

5.placate

Meaning: make (someone) less angry or hostile.

Synonym: appease, assuage, conciliate,

Antonym: aggravate, annoy, antagonize, bother,

Sentence: "they attempted to placate the students with promises"

 

6.placid

Meaning: not easily upset or excited., calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity.

Synonym: even-tempered, calm, equable, tranquil, imperturbable,

Antonym: excitable, temperamental

Sentence: "a placid, contented man"

 

7.plagiarize

Meaning: take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one's own.

Synonym: infringe the copyright of, pirate, steal, poach, borrow,

Sentence: "he was fined $6,000 for having plagiarized the song"

 

8.plaintive

Meaning: sounding sad and mournful.

Synonym: mournful, sad, wistful, doleful, pathetic, pitiful, piteous, melancholy,

Antonym: delighted, exulting, glorying, happy, joyful, rejoicing, triumphant;

Sentence: "a plaintive cry"

 

9.platonic

Meaning: (of love or friendship) intimate and affectionate but not sexual.

Synonym: utopian, ideal, idealistic

Antonym: physical

Sentence: "their relationship is purely platonic"

 

10. plauditory

Meaning: a sudden feeling of annoyance or anger when someone has offended you

Sentence: He slammed the door in a fit of pique.



11.passé

Meaning: no longer fashionable; out of date.

Synonym: out of date, outdated, out, dated, unfashionable, out of fashion, old-fashioned

Antonym: fashionable

Sentence: "minis are passé—the best skirts are knee-length"

 

12.amicable

Meaning: characterized by friendliness and absence of discord.

Synonym: friendly, good-natured, cordial,

Antonym: unfriendly, hostile

Sentence: "an amicable settlement of the dispute"

 

13.partisan

Meaning: a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person

Synonym: supporter, follower, adherent, devotee,

Sentence: "partisans of the exiled Stuarts"

 

14.amnesty

Meaning: an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offences.

Synonym: pardon, pardoning, reprieve;

Sentence: "an amnesty for political prisoners"

 

15.patrimony

Meaning: property inherited from one's father or male ancestor.

Synonym: heritage, inheritance, birthright;

Sentence: "owners refuse to part with their patrimony in the interests of agricultural development"

 

16.amorous

Meaning: showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire.

Synonym: lustful, sexual, erotic, amatory, ardent;

Antonym: unloving, cold

Sentence: "she rejected his amorous advances"

 

17.pecuniary

Meaning: relating to or consisting of money.

Synonym: financial, monetary, money,

Antonym: nonfinancial

Sentence: "he admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception"

 

18.amputate

Meaning: cut off (a limb) by surgical operation.

Synonym:  chop off, remove 

Sentence: "surgeons had to amputate her left hand"

 

19.pedant

Meaning: a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.

Synonym: dogmatist, purist, literalist, formalist, doctrinaire; 

Sentence: "the royal palace (some pedants would say the ex-royal palace)"

 

20.paucity

Meaning: the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts.

Synonym: dearth, deficit, drought

Antonym:  bountifulness, copiousness; excess,

Sentence: "a paucity of information"

 


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