1991 WAEC English past questions and answers

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1
Instruction. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.
The measures that were introduced to accelerate the process of national development have in actual fact ...it

A accentuated

B retarded

C promoted

D neutralized



Correct Option: B


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2
Instruction. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.
I thought that the comments made by the secretary were quite innocuous but the chairman considered them.....

A polite

B inappropriate

C antagonistic

D unnecessary



Correct Option: E


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3
Instruction. Choose the word most suitable for the sentence.
The .....of the few rich in our society contrasts with the poverty of the masses.

A arrogance

B authority

C influence

D affluence



Correct Option: D


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4
Instruction. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.
Bola was vocal in protesting against the high-handedness of the police unlike Sola who was ....

A mute

B shouting

C arguing

D sober



Correct Option: A


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5
Instruction. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.
The rather insignificant effort he made yielded ....results

A exorbitant

B absolute

C unimaginable

D prohibitive



Correct Option: E


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6
Instruction. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.
Ibrahim's flamboyant lifestyle contrasts sharply with Aminu's ....attitude.

A austered

B ostentatious

C serious

D lavish



Correct Option: A


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7
Instruction. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.
The young man was advised to be ....and not rigid on critical Issues if he wanted to make a good career in politics.

A wavering

B evasive

C cautious

D flexible



Correct Option: D


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8
Instruction. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.
At the end of the crisis, the leaders declared that there was neither victor nor.....

A winner

B oppressor

C vanquished

D originator



Correct Option: C


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9
Instruction. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.
Rather than show remorse for his offense, he remained......

A calculated

B unpleasant

C apathetic

D abrasive



Correct Option: E


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10
From the words lettered A to E, choose the word that best completes the sentence.
Many people died in the ...accident

A serious

B wicked

C evil

D reckless



Correct Option: E


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