Direction: Choose the option closest in meaning to the OPPOSITE of the word given in capitals.
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Tirade is a speech of criticism or denunciation, hence adoration is an antonym.
To prevaricate is to avoid giving the right answer, hence candid is an antonym.
To ossify is to harden or become inflexible, hence adaptable is an antonym.
Precursor is someone or something that comes earlier, hence successor, which means something that comes later, is an antonym. Antecedent is a synonym.
Coercive is to use force/threat to make someone do something. Persuade is an antonym, which means to make somebody do something by convincing or coaxing.