Source: Revised GRE PDF 1st Ed. Section 3: Verbal; #16 (p. 56)


While in many ways their personalities could not

While in many ways their personalities could not have been more different—she was ebullient where he was glum, relaxed where he was awkward, garrulous where he was —they were surprisingly well suited. Blank: solicitous, munificent, irresolute, laconic, fastidious, taciturn

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Gravatar Chris Lele, Magoosh Tutor

Sep 25, 2012 • Comment

I am confused with "she" and "he", initially question says that she is ebullient then on contrary question says that "he" is ..... It means we should find opposite of ebullient, Right?

Sep 24, 2019 • Reply

Adam Lyons, Magoosh Tutor

The big idea here is that "she" and "he" are opposites. We are given three examples of this:
1. She is ebullient, but he is glum.
2. She is relaxed, but he is awkward.
3. She is garrulous, but he is _____.
So the opposite of ebullient is given: it's "glum." The blank should be the opposite of "garrulous," which here is "taciturn."

Oct 5, 2019 • Reply

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