1992 WAEC English past questions and answers

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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
In many ways my parents are very conservative but there are times when they surprise me with their......ideas on family planning.

A orthodox

B critical

C modern

D new



Correct Option: E


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.
My brother adores dogs but he has a very strong ....for cats

A love

B annoyance

C attitude

D dislike



Correct Option: D


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.
My brother adores dogs but he has a very strong ....for cats

A love

B annoyance

C attitude

D dislike



Correct Option: D


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.
On our way to Tarkwa Bay the sea was turbulent but fortunately it was quite….on our way back

A calm

B pleasant

C motionless

D placid



Correct Option: A


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.
Though payment of the levy is voluntary it is…for all students to pay tuition fees

A essential

B important

C necessary

D mandatory



Correct Option: D


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.
The director left strict instructions regarding the running of the office but his deputy was most….in his absence

A vague

B lazy

C lax

D accurate



Correct Option: C


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.
Emeka complained that while his colleagues were elevated he was ….

A interdicted

B prompted

C suspended

D dismissed



Correct Option: E


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.
The taxi driver pleaded that the splashing of water was accidental but the lady insisted that it was……

A thoughtful

B deliberate

C directed

D mischievous



Correct Option: B


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.
The government was accused of implementing policies that favoured the elite instead of the …

A masses

B oppressed

C executive

D worker



Correct Option: A


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10
From the words lettered A to E, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences.
The earthquake that struck Mexico........the city

A confused

B devastated

C demarcated

D troubled



Correct Option: B


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