2013 WAEC English past questions and answers

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1

In the sentence below, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence.


Tom is refined but his brother is rather .......

A arrogant

B crude

C unskillful

D foolish



Correct Option: B


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2

In the sentence below, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

Lions are in extinction in The Gambia but monkeys are still in .......

A action

B existence

C vogue

D custody



Correct Option: B


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3

In the sentence below, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence.


Mary's explanation was explicit but mine was .....

A long

B winding

C vague

D irrelevant



Correct Option: C


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4

In the sentence below, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

The Major demanded an unalloyed, and not a ....loyalty from his soldiers.

A strict

B wavering

C clumsy

D alterable



Correct Option: B


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5

In the sentence below, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence.


The brevity of the President's speech contrasts with the ..... of the Secretary's

A accuracy

B vagueness

C clarity

D verbosity



Correct Option: D


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6

In the sentence below, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

I can vouch that he broke the glass accidentally and not .....

A forcefully

B directly

C carefully

D deliberately



Correct Option: D


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7

In the sentence below, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence.


Only question one is compulsory; therefore, the rest are .....

A easy

B clear

C confusing

D optional



Correct Option: D


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8

In the sentence below, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

The Magistrate convicted the hardened criminal but .....and discharged the first offender

A acquitted

B jailed

C released

D sentenced



Correct Option: A


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9

In the sentence below, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

Houses built with bricks are sturdy while those built with glass are .....

A temporary

B fragile

C beautiful

D cosy



Correct Option: B


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10

In the sentence below, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence.


The principal is very strict but his vice is .....

A peaceful

B lenient

C kind

D efficient



Correct Option: B


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