2012 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.

Although the atmosphere was hostile, the meeting ended on ..........terms.

A gentle

B unacceptable

C suspicious

D amicable



Correct Option: D


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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.

The company had to.......the restaurant in order to construct a hotel

A demolish

B abandon

C damage

D relocate



Correct Option: A


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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.

Five years ago the economy of our country was buoyant but nowadays it has become...........

A profitable

B distressed

C unbearable

D low



Correct Option: B


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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.

We enjoy real stories not those that are.........

A imaginary

B practical

C vague

D undefined



Correct Option: A


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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.

Ann's efficiency earned her a promotion while Jane's ...........caused her dismissal.

A lateness

B capability

C incompetence

D laziness



Correct Option: C


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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.

While Rashida's business is flourishing, Ida's is.............

A declining

B diminishing

C vanishing

D withering



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 - 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.

In those societies, the ............and the cultured lived together.

A ignorant

B rich

C barbaric

D arrogant



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.

The contributions should be ...........not compulsory

A wilful

B voluntary

C deliberate

D outright



Correct Option: B


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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.

Some people live in abject poverty while others live in ..............

A affluence

B greatness

C fame

D peace



Correct Option: A


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10

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences:

When you...........someone's point of view, you should do so politely.

A refute

B rebuke

C recall

D refuse



Correct Option: A


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