Question 1 Report
From the list of words or group of wordslettered A to D, choose the one that is mostnearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence.
I am quite outspoken but my brother is __________
The most appropriate word to fill in the blank and be the nearest opposite in meaning to "outspoken" is "taciturn." "Outspoken" means someone who is vocal and expresses their opinions freely, while "taciturn" means someone who is reserved or uncommunicative in speech. Therefore, the sentence means that the speaker is talkative, while their brother is not talkative. The other options, "dumb," "indolent," and "modest," do not have the opposite meaning of "outspoken." "Dumb" means someone who cannot speak, "indolent" means someone who is lazy or unwilling to work, and "modest" means someone who is humble and unassuming. None of these words adequately convey the opposite meaning of "outspoken."