1990 WAEC English past questions and answers

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1
Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
The young engineer is good at terminating other people's project but has not been capable of ... any of his own

A integrating

B finishing

C complating

D initiating



Correct Option: D


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2
Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
The manager who expected to be given respect was treated with ....

A dignity

B shame

C scorn

D cruelty



Correct Option: C


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3
Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
Those who had invitation cards were admitted to the party while those who had none were....

A barred

B repelled

C expelled

D compelled



Correct Option: A


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4
Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word.

Too many theories will not help us; we need to be ...........

A bookish

B hypothetical

C antithetical

D shrews



Correct Option: E


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5
Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
Nobody expects him to show...for his children but he certainly bestows too much affection on them

A love

B concern

C intimacy

D devotion



Correct Option: E


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6
Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
The challenger was crude and inexperienced in constrast to the champion who was ...

A great

B exposed

C celebrated

D refined



Correct Option: D


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7
Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
What should have been a source of motivation for him proved a terrible source of

A failure

B harm

C discouragement

D uncertainty



Correct Option: C


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8
Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
Ade is very conservative in his political ideas whereas Bala expresses ... views always

A radical

B heretical

C conventional

D fanatical



Correct Option: A


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9
Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
The government has been spending more money on preventive rather than on ...medicine

A modern

B protective

C diagnostic

D traditional



Correct Option: E


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10
From the word lettered A to E , choose the word that best completes the following sentence.
The fishermen threw a stone into the river and this caused a ....

A sprinke

B sparkle

C splash

D spring



Correct Option: C


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