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Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the bold part of the sentence:
My uncle was so chagrined that he avoided mentioning the incident.
A) Pleased
B) Humiliated
C) Disappointed
D) Tired

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Last updated date: 04th Mar 2024
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IVSAT 2024
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Hint: Synonyms are the words that have the same or similar meaning and to avoid repetition synonyms are used. For example: the synonym of beautiful is pretty and adorable.

Complete answer:
The meaning of chagrined is ‘feel distressed or humiliated or annoyed or irritated or angry’. And we must find the correct answer from the options given whose meaning is same as of chagrined.
> Option (A) Pleased - is an incorrect answer because the meaning of pleased is ‘happy or glad or delighted or grateful or thankful’ and this is not the synonym of the italicized word chagrined because their meanings are not the same. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.
> Option (B) Humiliated - is the correct answer because the meaning of humiliated is ‘make (someone) feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and pride or embarrass or shame’ and this is the synonym of the italicized word chagrined and they can be used in place of each other because they have similar meaning. Thus, this is the correct answer.
> Option (C) Disappointed - is an incorrect answer because the meaning of disappointed is ‘sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfil one's hopes or expectations or saddened’ and this is not the synonym of the italicized word chagrined because their meanings are not same. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.
> Option (D) Tired - is an incorrect answer because the meaning of tired is ‘in need of sleep or rest; weary or worn out or tired’ and this is not the synonym of the italicized word chagrined because their meanings are not same. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.

Hence, the correct answer is Option ‘ B’.

Note: Synonyms are the words that have the same or similar meaning i.e. the synonym of Chagrined is Humiliated. So, the most appropriate answer is Option B and antonym are the words that are opposite in meaning and the antonym of Chagrined is please (option A). Thus, Option B is the correct answer and other options are wrong.
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