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 post-war generation was born in an era of scarcity but grew up in a period of ………

A. abundance
B. accumulation
C. poverty
D. affluence
E. austerity

Correct Answer: Option A

A. abundance