1993 WAEC English past questions and answers

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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.Answer all the questions
The students were advised to register for all the compulsory subjects be before considering any...ones

A unimportant

B optional

C easy

D fundamental



Correct Option: B


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.Answer all the questions
The shopkeeper will reject your offer if you do not....his terms

A allow

B request

C accept

D condemn



Correct Option: C


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.Answer all the questions
Abbas was completely sapped after running the marathon race so he needed something to .....him

A relieve

B enliven

C invigorate

D release



Correct Option: C


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.Answer all the questions.
Most people thought the accused would be convicted but surprisingly he was.....

A acquitted

B released

C sentenced

D jailed



Correct Option: A


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.Answer all the questions.
While Emeka received a ......for doing his work well. Eno was given a reprimand for poor performance

A gift

B scholarship

C promotion

D compliment



Correct Option: D


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.Answer all the questions.
His review of the new book was a blend of condemnation and ......

A recommendation

B renunciation

C commendation

D criticism



Correct Option: C


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.Answer all the questions.
The leader denied that he held very rigid opinions and mentioned instances when he had been .....

A tolerant

B compromising

C friendly

D democratic



Correct Option: E


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.Answer all the questions.
The economy that was once buoyant is now......

A bleak

B gloomy

C unfavourable

D depressed



Correct Option: D


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Instruction: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined words.Answer all the questions.
The old car is durable while the new one looks....

A haggard

B fragile

C strong

D unreliable



Correct Option: B


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From the words lettered A to E, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences.
We returned home late in the night because our care had a .....

A break through

B breakdown

C break off

D break in



Correct Option: B


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