Question 1 Report
CHOOSE THE OPTION THAT IS NEAREST IN MEANING TO THE WORD(S) IN BRACKET, FOR QUESTIONS below.
Every human being is [vulnerable] to communicable disease
The option that is nearest in meaning to the word "vulnerable" in the sentence "Every human being is vulnerable to communicable disease" is "liable." Explanation: - The word "vulnerable" means susceptible to harm or damage from a specific source, in this case, communicable diseases. - The word "liable" means legally responsible for something or subject to something, typically something unpleasant or negative. - In the context of the sentence, "liable" suggests that every human being is subject to the risk of communicable diseases and may contract them. - It implies that humans are not immune to communicable diseases and are therefore susceptible to them. Therefore, "liable" is the correct answer as it best conveys the intended meaning of the sentence.