Choose the most appropriate antonym out of the given options for the word (in bold) in the sentence :
He extended a flimsy excuse for his failure.
Bad weather hampered progress of the work.
He improvised his act directly on the stage.
He is suffering from malignant tumour.
He paraded his medal and prizes proudly.
His poignant remorse was cathartic.
He failed to redeemhis pawned watch due to want of money.
A decrepit old man could hardly walk.
He has become despondent about his failing health.
He disregarded my advice.
Epicurean leaders of present time are in sharp contrast to Gandhian leaders.
(A) indulgent in luxury
He is my bitter foe.
The group, though looked cohesive, lacked harmony.
Rain water ingressed into houses in low-lying areas.
The holiday was marred by bad weather.
Checking corruption in the country is paramount.
(B) most important
She was walking carefully poising a water jug on her head.
It is very difficult to handle a refractory child.
Dedicated workers are assets of a company.
He is now destitute of resources due to reckless squandering.