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Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the italicized bold part of the sentence:
He adopted quite a diffident stand when it was a matter of his son's career.

A

confident

B

bold

C

forward

D

unassuming

Answer

Option D: 'Diffident' means 'modest or shy'.
'Unassuming' means 'modest and quiet, showing no wish for attention or admiration'.
This word means the same as the given italicized word. Hence option D is correct.
Option A: 'Confident' means 'feeling or showing certainty about something'.
Option B: 'Bold' means 'showing a willingness to take risks'.
Option C: 'Forward' means 'confident and honest in a way that might seem rude'.
These words do not mean the same as the given word 'diffident'.
So, options A, B and C are wrong.

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