2005 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 - D, 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 management has neither ............nor denied the rumour that it was going to lay off some workers

A pronounced

B confirmed

C rejected

D advertised



Correct Option: B


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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 - D, 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.
Instead of .........the issue, the speaker digressed to unimportant matters.

A summarizing

B describing

C revealing

D addressing



Correct Option: D


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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 - D, 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 telephone booths were all........and I had to wait for more than ten minutes for one to become vacant

A locked

B busy

C occupied

D ringing



Correct Option: C


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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 - D, 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.
While the first battalion halted its march at nightfall, the second ..........to the barracks

A returned

B set out

C proceeded

D turned up



Correct Option: C


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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 - D, 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.
His father is an............driver but he is only a novice

A enlightened

B aged

C excellent

D experienced



Correct Option: D


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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 - D, 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 arrival of the police at the scene...........rather than mitigated tension

A provoked

B heightened

C created

D prolonged



Correct Option: B


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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 - D, 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.
Roses are common in May but.............in November

A dead

B strange

C rare

D extinct



Correct Option: C


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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 - D, 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.
A bank clerk should be able to tell easily the difference between.........notes and counterfeit one

A crisp

B good

C correct

D genuine



Correct Option: D


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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 - D, 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.
Last night, Uncle Joe was blind drunk but this morning he is as.......as a judge

A alert

B saintly

C strong

D sober



Correct Option: D


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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 - D, 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.
What I have is only a .............of the famous painting; the original is in the National Museum

A duplicate

B model

C fake

D drawing



Correct Option: A


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