Theory:

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 "A Pact with the Sun":
No.
Word
Antonyms
1
LongShort
2
Often Rarely
3
Improvement Worsen
4
StrongWeak
5
OldYoung
6
Sick; Ill Healthy
7
PersuadeDissuade
8
HighLow
9
SoldBought
10
MoreLess
11
PresentAbsent
12
DangerousSafe
13
Dejected; DisheartenedCheerful
14
HiddenVisible
15
Nearby Faraway
16
LamentLaugh
17
Pale Bright
18
LateEarly
19
ChillyWarm
20
SecretKnown; public
21
DepartingArriving
22
ThickThin
23
MuckyClean
24
JoySadness
 
Important!
To practise more antonyms, click here.