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In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:
To most people last Christmas was an AUSTERE period

Options

A) prosperous

B) harsh

C) severe

D) sour

E) stern

The correct answer is A.

Explanation:

Austere means: severe or strict in manner or attitude.
Prosperous means successful.

Explanation provided by Isaac Sunny Anosike


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  • Austere means: severe or strict in manner or attitude.
    Prosperous means successful.

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  • The synonyms of Austere are strict, stern, harsh, unfriendly, etc. So the opposite of austere is prosperous.
    Another way of getting the answer is to study the available options. austere is a negative word so its antonym must be a positive word. the only positive word in the option is likely to be the answer. A reliable way of guessing.