Perennial (puh REN ee ul) adj: continual, happening again and again or year after year
• Mr. Phillips is a perennial favorite of students at the high school, because he always gives everyone an A.
• Milton was a perennial candidate for governor. Every four years he printed up another batch of his Bingo and horse-racing bumper stickers.
• Perennial flowers (called perennials) are flowers that bloom year after year without being replanted.
• Biennial and centennial are related words.
• Biennial means happening once every two years.
• Biannual means happening twice a year.
• Centennial means happening once every century.
Perfidy (PUR fi dee) n: treachery
• It was the criminal's natural perfidy that finally did them in, as each one became an informant on the other.
• I was appalled at Al's perfidy. He had sworn to me that he was my best friend but then he asked my girlfriend to the prom.
• To engage in perfidy is to be perfidious.
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