Meaning: extremely stubborn, refusing to change one’s opinion,
Antonyms: flexible, pliant, submissive, obedient
Where to use: to describe someone having undesirable behaviour
Sentence: The teacher is obstinate to follow the prescribed guidelines of the school.
Meaning: 1. to puzzle
2. to prevent or to control
Synonyms: 1. bewilder, perplex, puzzle, confuse, confound
2. check, hinder, obstruct, deflect, divert
Antonyms: 1. clarify, enlighten, explain
2. soothe, relieve, support
Sentence: 1. Anurag was baffled to see his name in the list of toppers selected for the SBI PO.
2. His performance was baffled by his lack of preparation.
Meaning: Fluent but insincere and shallow
Synonyms: slick, pat, plausible, silky, smooth, insincere, facile
Antonyms: quiet, silent, inarticulate, stuttering
Sentence: My voice sounded glib while talking over this new phone.
Meaning: aggressive behaviour
Synonyms: threatening, hostile, pugnacious, truculent, contentious, militant
Antonyms: peaceful, friendly, neutral, calm
Sentence: Korean Dictator is very belligerent in his speech against the sanctions imposed by US.
Meaning: imitation or sketch of a person in a comic manner e.g. Sketches of politicians usually seen in newspapers and magazines depicting them in a funny manner but having deep underlying meaning.
Synonym: cartoon, exaggerated drawing, distortion, burlesque, mimicry, travesty, skit
Antonym: Seriousness, flattery, praise
Sentence: Bengal Chief Minister got so angry with the caricature of her image that she filed
complaint against the newspaper company