2016 WAEC English past questions and answers

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1

In each of the following sentence, 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 in the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.


The road which used to be wide now appears.......because of the new drainage.

A Widing

B Limited

C Narrow

D Reduced



Correct Option: C


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2

In each of the following sentence, 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 in the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.


In the past, anybody who angered the gods was made to.....them.

A Appease

B Reward

C Settle

D Beg



Correct Option: A


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3

In each of the following sentence, 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 in the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

Rather than being sensitive to the plight of the workers, the manager remained......

A Disdainful

B Curious

C Negligent

D Indifferent



Correct Option: D


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4

In each of the following sentence, 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 in the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

A keen student makes progress but the....one hardly does well.

A Inactive

B Lowly

C Nervous

D Reluctant



Correct Option: D


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5

In each of the following sentence, 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 in the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

Unlike you, i thought the message was quite....not ambiguous.

A Reasonable

B Clear

C Apt

D Persuasive



Correct Option: B


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6

In each of the following sentence, 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 in the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

Good qualities alleviate poverty whereas bad ones...it.

A Prolong

B Activate

C aggravate

D Provoke



Correct Option: C


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7

In each of the following sentence, 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 in the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

One expects books kept in the library to be well....not jumbled

A Numbered

B Documented

C Arranged

D Listed



Correct Option: C


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8

In each of the following sentence, 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 in the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

Despite everything, i chose to keep rather than....the secret.

A Rennounce

B Show

C Reveal

D Display



Correct Option: C


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9

In each of the following sentence, 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 in the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

Though the teachers....the idea, the principal was averse to it.

A welcomed

B recognised

C admitted

D greeted



Correct Option: A


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10

In each of the following sentence, 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 in the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

It is only natural to feel nervous when you first take the stage but you soon become.....

A balanced

B peaceful

C normal

D composed



Correct Option: D


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