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Choose the word opposite in meaning to-
a) Mummify
b) Shock
c) Curtail
d) Embalm

Last updated date: 19th Jun 2024
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Hint: The dictionary meaning of the word ‘amplify' is ‘increase in the volume of sound'. For example, The accompanied chords have been amplified in our arrangement.

Complete answer:
The word ‘amplify' is a verb which means to increase the sound of (something) using an amplifier. It may also mean – enlarge upon or add details to something a story or a statement. In the given question we are asked to find the opposite of the given word ‘amplify’.
Now, let us examine all the given options to find out the correct answer :
Option ‘a’ is Mummify. It is a verb which means to preserve a body by embalming or covering it in a cloth (in Egypt).
Option ‘b’ is Shock. It is a noun that means a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience. For example His arrival was a shock.
Option ‘c' is Curtail. It is a verb which means to reduce in extent or quality, impose a restriction on. For example Civil liberties were further curtailed.
Option ‘d’ is Embalm. It is a verb which means to preserve a corpse from decaying, originally with spices, and now by injections. For example : His body was embalmed and buried in New York.
As we have analyzed all the given options, we can easily figure out the correct option. Here, the word farthest in meaning to the given word ‘amplify' is ‘curtail'. Hence, option ‘c’ is the correct answer.

All the other options are plausible distractions. Don’t confuse between ‘mummify’ and ‘curtail’. Mummify may sound like the antonym of amplify, but it is not.