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Antonyms are words that have the exact opposite meaning of another word.
Example:
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Antonyms derive its name from the word "anti" meaning "opposite" and "onym" meaning "name".
Antonyms are important because it helps to understand the exact meaning of the word given. To understand the meaning of a word, we can also take a look at the antonym or the opposite word. It helps us to find the exact meaning from diverse meanings, from the opposite point of view.
Important!
It may be interesting to note that most dictionaries present the meaning, synonyms and antonyms of words for a clear understanding.
Example:
Let us take up the case of the word "beautiful".
  • The dictionary meaning is "pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically". Synonyms are "lovely, pretty, good-looking" and the antonym is "ugly".
  • The antonym expresses the opposite meaning and it is precise. It helps to understand the word "beautiful" from a reverse perspective also.
Important!
Click here for an extensive list of antonyms.
Antonyms of words from the lesson, "The Proposal":
S.No
Words
Antonym(s)
1.
Proposal Refusal
2.
Suggestion Demand
3.
Landowner Renter/Leaser
4.
Suspicious Trusting 
5.
Hearty Unfriendly
6.
Squeeze Release
7.
Precious Cheap
8.
Pardon Punish
9.
Excited Unenthusiastic
10.
Assistance Hindrance
11.
Deserve Be unworthy of
12.
Fact Fiction
13.
Spit it out Conceal
14.
Awful Pleasant
 15.
Trouble Aid
16.
Indeed Doubtfully
 17.
Consent Dissent
18.
Desire Dislike
19.
Interrupt Allow
20.
Idiotic Wise
21.
Absolutely Doubtfully
22.
Hesitate Continue/Advance
23.
Ideal Imperfect
24.
Meadow Hill
25.
Polite Rude
26.
Grab Release
27.
Embezzle Donate
28.
Backbite Applause
29.
Malicious Benevolent
30.
Stagger Plunge
31.
Confound Clarify
32.
Abuse Compliment
33.
Interfere Ignore
 
Important!
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