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Q1

The provocation had an instantaneous effect on him.

A

a lasting 

B

an immediate 

C

a terrifying 

D

a momentous 

E

Answer: B

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Q2

I woke up feeling rather queer.

A

fine 

B

strange 

C

strong 

D

tired 

E

Answer: B

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Q3

If he declines the offer, it will be better for him. 

A

ignores 

B

denies 

C

snubs 

D

rejects 

E

Answer: D

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Q4

Our club encourages benevolence.

A

affluence 

B

sincerity 

C

charity

D

association 

E

Answer: C

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Q5

Such utterances are inimical to the peaceful co-existence of the two communities 

A

unhelpful 

B

unimportant 

C

harmful 

D

useless 

E

Answer: C

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Q6

The chairman observed that Andrew was the most qualified candidate for the job. 

A

suitable 

B

accomodating 

C

responsible 

D

interesting 

E

Answer: A

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Q7

What do you intend to do with these inanimate objects?

A

lively 

B

fascinating 

C

pecious 

D

lifeless 

E

Answer: D

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Q8

Everybody noticed that the chairman's excuse was lame.

A

verbose 

B

precise 

C

unsatisfactory 

D

unconditional 

E

Answer: C

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Q9

The president appointed staunch supporters of his policies as advisers. 

A

trusted 

B

critical 

C

affluent 

D

strong 

E

Answer: C

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Q10

The little boy gave his candid opinion of the incident.

A

quick 

B

brief 

C

frank 

D

hurried 

E

Answer: C

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Q11

I concede that I am wrong on this point. 

A

admit 

B

pledge

C

declare 

D

conclude 

E

Answer: A

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Q12

Within a short time, what was meant to be a peaceful demonstration escalated into a riot.

A

rose 

B

elevated 

C

expanded 

D

developed 

E

Answer: D

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Q13

The students were incensed to hear that their school fees had been substantially increased.

A

enraged 

B

disappointed 

C

displeased 

D

frightened 

E

Answer: A

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Q14

The flood that swept away the whole village was a catastrophic event. 

A

an unfortunate 

B

a disastrous 

C

a devilish 

D

an infuriating 

E

Answer: B

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Q15

The box contains the most valuable of his possession.

A

beautiful 

B

costly 

C

useful 

D

admirable 

E

Answer: B

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Q16

The decision I have taken is irrevocable.

A

inapplicable 

B

unacceptable 

C

irreversible 

D

irregular 

E

Answer: C

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Q17

I am delighted to speak before this august assembly 

A

monthly 

B

popular 

C

crowded 

D

honourable 

E

Answer: D

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Q18

The chairman ended the meeting of the cooperative society with a fitting speech.

A

a short 

B

an improved 

C

an appropriate 

D

a brief 

E

Answer: C

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Q19

The class is unusually disorderly today. 

A

unruly 

B

lawless 

C

unrestrained 

D

aggressive 

E

Answer: B

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Q20

The report given by the boy is substantially correct and we have to decide what to do about it. 

A

completely 

B

largely 

C

probably 

D

understandably 

E

Answer: B

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Q21

The woman stifled a cry of astonishment as she discovered the identity of the robber. 

A

suppressed 

B

shouted 

C

forced 

D

hid 

E

Answer: A

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Q22

The rock is a potential danger to fishing boats.

A

a possible 

B

an unexpected 

C

an obvious 

D

a serious.

E

Answer: A

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Q23

His contribution to the development programme in the village remains unrivalled.

A

unbroken 

B

unparalled  

C

undisputed 

D

unknown. 

E

Answer: B

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Q24

Members of the party agreed that some serious thinking is required before a final decision can be taken.

A

meeting 

B

consultation 

C

consideration 

D

appraisal. 

E

Answer: C

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Q25

Our chief is very intelligent but he could be parochial in his judgments. 

A

deep 

B

broad 

C

narrow-minded 

D

kind-hearted. 

E

Answer: C

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Q26

All that was left after the riot were the charred  remains of the victims. 

A

burnt 

B

black 

C

broken

D

scattered 

E

Answer: A

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Q27

The incessant chatter of the pupils irritated the visitor.

A

unceasing 

B

meaningless 

C

excited 

D

loud 

E

Answer: A

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Q28

I was surprised at the gallantry of the Senegalese peacekeepers.

A

cowradice 

B

strength 

C

bravery 

D

height

E

Answer: C

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Q29

Musa won the debate because he articulated his arguments  convincingly. 

A

pronounced 

B

presented 

C

arranged 

D

summarized.

E

Answer: B

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Q30

The clerk was dismissed for dereliction of duty.

A

ignorance 

B

lateness

C

carelessness

D

negligence.

E

Answer: D

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Q31

Despite all my attempts to refute the charges against me, my sister tried to .............. them.

A

defend 

B

prove 

C

investigate 

D

maintain 

E

Answer: D

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Q32

It was callous of you to have turned down the poor man's request.

A

heartless 

B

stupid 

C

rude 

D

skilful 

E

Answer: A

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Q33

After a long walk the travellers suddenly saw lights blazing ahead.

A

thinking 

B

lonely 

C

mumbling 

D

angry 

E

Answer: D

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Q34

The employees hated him because he often abused his authority.

A

insulted 

B

misdirected 

C

misapplied

D

exaggerated 

E

Answer: C

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Q35

For rescuing the boy, the policewoman was promoted for her gallantry.

A

generosity

B

bravery 

C

risk 

D

duty

E

Answer: B

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Q36

Nora's goal was to become a doctor.

A

intention 

B

vision 

C

ambition 

D

mission 

E

Answer: C

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Q37

Our staff was very proud when the school clinched all the prizes.

A

took 

B

won 

C

possessed 

D

cornered 

E

Answer: B

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Q38

Mamie complains that her husband often relegates her to the position of a housemaid.

A

compares 

B

relates 

C

forces 

D

reduces

E

Answer: D

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Q39

There is no vacancy so the company no longer recruits staff.

A

position 

B

opening 

C

room 

D

place 

E

Answer: D

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Q40

John said nothing during the meeting; he just sat there fuming.

A

thinking 

B

lonely 

C

mumbling 

D

angry

E

Answer: D

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Q41

The marathon is a gruelling race.

A

powerful 

B

exhausting 

C

interesting 

D

distant 

E

Answer: B

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Q42

The works of art in this gallery are priceless.

A

irreplaceable 

B

precious 

C

invaluable 

D

durable 

E

Answer: C

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Q43

The detective was perplexed when the clues pointed to several suspects.

A

excited 

B

worried 

C

confused 

D

discouraged 

E

Answer: C

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Q44

My father was sceptical about the story I told him.

A

ignorant 

B

doubtful 

C

embarrassed 

D

luke warm

E

Answer: B

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Q45

The suspect refused to divulge the source of information.

A

confirm 

B

disclose 

C

extract 

D

affirm 

E

Answer: B

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Q46

My uncle was so engrossed in his work that he didn'nt hear me come in.

A

fascinated 

B

thrilled 

C

absorbed 

D

overwhelmed 

E

Answer: C

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Q47

The politician has an inordinate desire to become president.

A

unproven 

B

execessive 

C

incessant 

D

incredible 

E

Answer: B

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Q48

The chairman was given a tumultuous welcome.

A

strange 

B

pleasant 

C

noisy 

D

well-organised 

E

Answer: C

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Q49

Mr. Okoro has implicit confidence in his son's ability.

A

absolute 

B

normal 

C

partial

D

faithful

E

Answer: C

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Q50

The evidence of the witness was corroborated by the accused.

A

verified 

B

alleged 

C

confirmed 

D

signed 

E

Answer: C

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Q51

Amina is the one who initiated the quarrel, not Nike!

A

started 

B

stopped 

C

settled 

D

fuelled 

E

Answer: A

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Q52

She was reprimanded by her boss for negligence.

A

sacked 

B

rebuked 

C

punished 

D

surcharged 

E

Answer: B

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Q53

Why should I retract my statement when it is nothing but the truth?

A

alter 

B

deny 

C

withdraw 

D

condemn

E

Answer: C

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Q54

The doctor diagnosed the tumour as malignant.

A

deadly

B

painful

C

infections 

D

minor 

E

Answer: A

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Q55

In tropical Africa, mosquitoes are ubiquitous.

A

dangerous 

B

harmful

C

troublesome 

D

everywhere 

E

Answer: D

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Q56

It soon became obvious that a confrontation was inevitable.

A

disastrous 

B

unavoidable 

C

desirable 

D

imminent 

E

Answer: B

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Q57

They insisted that the omission of my name had been inadvertent.

A

unintentional 

B

uncoditional 

C

improper 

D

unfortunate

E

Answer: A

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Q58

The police announced that they were yet to apprehend the criminals. 

A

interrogate 

B

charge 

C

prosecute 

D

arrest 

E

Answer: D

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Q59

He is easily recognizable because of a conspicuous birth-mark on his face.

A

dark 

B

beautiful 

C

prominent 

D

natural

E

Answer: C

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Q60

The fishing boat was imperilled by high winds, but it managed to reach port safely.

A

pushed 

B

endangered 

C

disturbed 

D

blown 

E

Answer: B

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