In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A – E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.

The goal lifted the team from the agony of defeat to the ……. of victory

A. hope
B. desire
C. celebration
D. ceremony
E. ecstasy

Correct Answer: Option E

E. ecstasy