burden = something enjoyable/ something to entertain?

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The question appeared in my recent exam.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).
'In some countries, the disease burden could be prevented through environmental improvements.'
A. something enjoyable
B. something sad
C. something to entertain
D. something to suffer

I was confused about A and C and finally, I chose A. What do you think is the correct answer?
  • Myridon

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    English - US
    "Disease burden" is nonsense to me so I have no idea what sense of "burden" is meant. Even allowing for that, I think that none of the answers is really correct. While burdens are not (generally) enjoyable, the negation of "something enjoyable" is a very poor definition of "burden". Hurricanes are not "something enjoyable" but I would not pick A as being the "opposite" of "hurricane" either.
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