Direction: Select the word most opposite in meaning to the given word.
Correct Answer : c ) BossyExplanation :
The meaning of the word “servile” is “having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others.”
Let us look at the meaning of the words provided to see which word is opposite in meaning to the word in question:
- Humble refers to having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's importance.
- Subservient means prepared to obey others unquestioningly.
- Bossy is someone fond of giving people orders or of domineering nature.
- Cringey refers to showing a lack of courage or confidence or easily subjugated.
From the above meanings, we can see that the words, “humble”, “subservient” and “cringey” are similar in meaning to the given word. The only word, opposite in meaning to “servile” is “bossy”. All the other words can, therefore, be eliminated.
Hence, (C) is the correct answer.
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