Wordpower for cat (p1)

  • Pernicious(Adj): destructive, harmful, damaging, injurious Don’t cultivate pernicious habits.
  • Perpetrate(V): commit, carry, perform Violence perpetrated against women and children.
  • Perpetual (Adj): everlasting, never-ending , continuous We lived for years in perpetual state of fear.
  • Perplex(V): puzzle, baffle, bewilder  I found the whole thing extremely perplexing.
  • Pertinent(Adj): relevant, suitable What you are speaking is not pertinent to the topic being discussed.
  • Perturb(V): disturb, make anxious. He is much perturbed  by the news.
  • Philanderer(N):  a flirt a man who has sexual relationships with many different women  She gave divorce to her philandering husband
  • Pinnacle(N): peak, height point He was at the pinnacle of his success when he died.
  • Pipedream(N): illusion, day dream,  a hope or plan that is impossible to achieve or not practical  His ambition to become the prime minister is just a pipedream.
  • Placate(V): pacify, soothe, mollify  Politicians often try to placate voters with empty promises
  • Placid(Adj): calm, peaceful, smooth  A placid man never loses his temper.
  • Plausible(Adj): possible, feasible, reasonable and likely to be true Her story sounded perfectly plausible.
  • Plethora(N): excess, surplus  The report contained a plethora of detail.
  • Poignant(Adj): moving, touching, emotional  ‘premiste’ is a poignant love story.
  • Pompous(Adj): bombastic His pompous speech bored the audience.
  • Pornographic(Adj): obscene, indecent, movies or books deal with sex. Owner of the CD shop was arrested for possessing pornographic CDs
  • Posthumous(Adj): occurring after death Rajiv Gandhi was posthumously awarded with “Bharata Ratna”.
  • Potable(V): fit for drinking  Some of the district of our states is devoid of potable water.
  • Pounce(V): jump, spring  The lion pounced up n the goat and tore it in to pieces.
  • Pragmatic(Adj): practical, realistic Don’t be dogmatic, be pragmatic
  • Precarious(Adj): uncertain, unpredictable ,not certain, dangerous  The world is precarious and unstable place.

 

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