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Directions: Choose the best alternative which expresses the OPPOSITE meaning as the given word.
[NICL GIC (AO), 2013]
Garrulous(Adj)= Excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters. It is opposite to the word 'Quiet'
Antonym: Quiet, Silent, Untalkative
Synonym: Talkative, Loquacious, Chatty
Sample sentence: The cab driver was a shrewd and garrulous fellow.
Hypocritical(Adj)= behaving in a way that suggests one has higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case. It is opposite to the word 'sincere'
Antonym: Sincere, Genuine, Honest
Synonym: Insincere, False, Deceptive
Sample sentence: The questions are unclear and the process reeks of hypocritical manipulation.
Poach(Verb)= cook (an egg) without its shell in or over boiling water. It is opposite to the word 'hunt'
Antonym: Hunt, Give, Receive
Synonym: Purloin, Pilfer, Steal
Sample sentence: First poach the eggs.
Susceptible(Adj)= Likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing. It is opposite to the word 'immune'
Antonym: Immune, Insensitive, Unsusceptible
Synonym: Impressionable, Vulnerable, Sensitive
Sample sentence: People who exercise regularly are less susceptible to minor viral illnesses, such as colds and flu.
Dreary(Adj)= Depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive. It is opposite to the word 'bright'
Antonym: Bright, Cheerful, Pleasant
Synonym: Dull, boring, Sorrowful
Sample sentence: It was a gray, dreary morning.
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