1995 WAEC English past questions and answers

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1
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
Ibrahim was full of admiration for Amina but she treated him with.........

A amusement

B freedom

C disdain

D restraint



Correct Option: C


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2
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
The economist argued that the apparently inconsequential rise in the price of petrol had a .......effect on the cost of living

A capticious

B frivolous

C dangerous

D bright



Correct Option: E


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3
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
The exotic bird looked resplendent; its bright plumage contrasted with the rather.........undergrowth.

A immobile

B foreign

C extraneous

D bright



Correct Option: E


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4
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
Femi is very presumptuous quite unlike his late father who was a rather......man

A chaste

B pure

C honest

D modest



Correct Option: D


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5
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
The new manager found the bustle and excitement of city life difficult to adjust to after living for almost a decade in a relatively.....village

A lively

B quiet

C rustic

D beautiful



Correct Option: B


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6
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
The policeman's statement was explicit while that of the suspect was.........

A vague

B suspicious

C illogical

D wicked



Correct Option: A


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7
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
The post-war generation were born in an era of scarcity but grew up in a period of .........

A abundance

B accumulation

C poverty

D affluences



Correct Option: A


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8
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
The minister warned his officers to be frugal and avoid.........expenditure

A gigantic

B capital

C recurrent

D unplanned



Correct Option: E


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9
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
The deputy's loyalty to the boss is unalloyed but the confidence of the boss in him is ............

A creditable

B half-hearted

C incredible

D certain



Correct Option: B


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10
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - E, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
The eventual implementation of the plan deviated much from the ......conception

A consequent

B subsequent

C initial

D final



Correct Option: C


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