1. PALTRY (ADJECTIVE): meagre
Synonyms: insignificant, worthless
Antonyms: considerable, substantial
Example Sentence: He was fined the paltry sum of $50.
2. PALATABLE (ADJECTIVE): eatable
Synonyms: tasty, appetizing
Antonyms: unpalatable, insipid
Example Sentence: It is a healthy and palatable vegetable, easily digested when cooked.
3. PERTINACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): unyielding
Synonyms: stubborn, obdurate
Antonyms: irresolute, flexible
Example Sentence: If you have a pertinacious behaviour, you may face several problems.
4. GRUFF (ADJECTIVE): harsh
Synonyms: rough, throaty
Antonyms: smooth, mellifluous
Example Sentence: He picked up the phone expecting to hear the chairman’s gruff voice.
5. GRUBBY (ADJECTIVE): dirty
Synonyms: grimy, unwashed
Antonyms: clean, spotless
Example Sentence: His white coat was grubby and stained.
6. PERSISTENT (ADJECTIVE): constant
Synonyms: continual, endless
Antonyms: intermittent, occasional
Example Sentence: A persistent effort is required to get success.
7. ENNUI (NOUN): apathy
Synonyms: boredom, fatigue
Antonyms: activeness, speed
Example Sentence: He suffered from ennui whenever he was alone.
8. ENMESH (VERB): intricate
Synonyms: entangle, involve
Antonyms: free, liberate
Example Sentence: He tried to enmesh Naimesh but he was fortunate enough to be saved.
9. EVASIVE (ADJECTIVE): deceptive
Synonyms: unclear, ambiguous
Antonyms: clear, definite
Example Sentence: He was evasive about the circumstances of his first meeting.
10. EVINCE (VERB): manifest
Synonyms: show, display
Antonyms: conceal, hide
Example Sentence: We shouldn’t evince our weakness to anyone.