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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 Dilemma":
S.No
Words
Meanings
1
Before
After
2
LoveHate
3
FirstLast
4
RichPoor
5
StrongWeak
6
NowThen
7
SafeUnsafe
8
OldNew
9
RememberForget
10
FearfulFearless
11
FortuneMisfortune
12
HappySad
13
UpDown
14
ForwardBackward
15
LockUnlock
16
CarefulCareless
17
TopBottom
18
OddEven
19
KindCruel
20
WideNarrow
21
HighLow
22
LongShort
23
LargeSmall
24
ContinueDiscontinue
25
OpenClose
26
TruthLie
 
Important!
To practise more synonyms, click here.