English Language 2020 Past Questions | WAEC

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In the following sentence, there is an 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. 

  1. A guest should not make derogatory remarks about what he is offered by his host but __________ statements.
  • A. candid
  • B. appealing
  • C. polite
  • D. complimentary

 2. The audience applauded the last speaker, but the first was

  • A. booed
  • B. rejected
  • C. abused
  • D. scorned

3. The commander said that raw recruits could not dislodge the enemies: he needed______ men.

  • A. skilled
  • B. practical
  • C. learned
  • D. seasoned

4. John gave a fictitious  account of the incident but his son’s account was_______

  • A. probable
  • B. compelling
  • C. factual
  • D. necessary
 

5.  While the refuse dump smelled fetid, the orchard exuded a_______Smell.

  • A. fragrant
  • B. spicy
  • C. clean
  • D. dry

6.  Only some of the accused were acquitted: the rest were________

  • A. remanded
  • B. convicted
  • C. detained
  • D. interdicted

7.  The principal chastised Ben for his use of coarse language and advised him to emulate his sister’s ________ behaviour.

  • A. pure
  • B. neat
  • C. refined
  • D. organised

8.  It would have been my pleasure to accept your invitation but I have to ________ it because of a previous engagement.

  • A. jettison
  • B. defer
  • C. suspend
  • D. decline

9.  Older people are expected to be ________ where youths are green.

  • A. experienced
  • B. cautious
  • C. equipped
  • D. considerate

10. accidentally stepped on my brother but he told Mummy I did it ________

  • A. thoughtfully
  • B. intuitively
  • C. deliberately
  • D. annoyingly

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

The runner was_________ at fifteen seconds at the end of the race.

  • A. taped
  • B. timed
  • C. belled
  • D. flagged

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

The appellate court has ________ the decision of the lower court.

  • A. obstructed
  • B. nullified
  • C. neutralized
  • D. balanced

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

The defeated boxer left the ring looking extremely_________

  • A. dislocated
  • B. distorted
  • C. desert
  • D. dejected

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

There is an election _________ pending against the senator.

  • A. application
  • B. appeal
  • C. petition
  • D. complaint

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

The manager was not in when Addo called, so he left his ________  card.

  • A. supplementary
  • B. complimentary
  • C. complementary
  • D. identification

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

Coming from the kitchen was the sweet ________ of Mummy’s soup.

  • A. aroma
  • B. odour
  • C. fragrance
  • D. scent

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

There is a need to raise teachers’ salary in order to boost their_______

  • A. spirit
  • B. moral
  • C. soul
  • D. morale

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

The librarian has not entered the new books in the__________

  • A. catalogue
  • B. roster
  • C. list
  • D. directory

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

The textbook is very costly; I cannot_________ it to my students.

  • A. commit
  • B. afford
  • C. endorse
  • D. recommend

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

The weather is too hot; I need some water to________ my thirst.

  • A. wet
  • B. quench
  • C. cool
  • D. soak

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