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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the italicized word:
Her vivacity attracted everybody.
A. Beauty
B. Humour
C. Apathy
D. None of the above

Last updated date: 23rd Jun 2024
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Hint: Antonyms are the words that are opposite in meaning to another. The root words for the word ‘antonym’ are the words ‘anti’ meaning ‘against’ or ‘opposite’ and ‘onym’ meaning name. For instance: the antonym of ‘hot’ is ‘cold’.

Complete answer:
The meaning of the word Vivacity is 'the quality of being attractively lively and animated'. So, as per the question we must find the word which is opposite in meaning to the word vivacity.

Option A): 'Beauty' refers 'to a combination of qualities that pleases the senses, especially the sight'. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.

Option B): 'Humour' is 'the quality of being amusing or comic’. These words do not mean the opposite of the italicized word 'vivacity'. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.

Option C): 'Apathy' means 'a lack of interest or energy in something, especially something important'. As you can see, 'apathy' means the opposite of 'vivacity'. Hence option C is correct.

Option D): ‘None of the above’ is wrong because the answer lies in C.

Hence, the correct answer is Option ‘C’.

Note:Antonyms are the words that are opposite to each other i.e. antonyms of vivacity is apathy, and synonyms are the words that are similar in meaning. So, the synonym of apathy is indifference, unconcern. Thus, Option C is the most appropriate answer as compared to the other options as they do not have the opposite meaning to the given word.