WAEC Lexis and Structure Part 4: Past Questions and Answers

Part 4 of the WAEC Lexis and Structure past questions and answers series is all about antonyms. The questions test your knowledge and understanding of more vocabulary items in English.

Are you ready to face Part 4 of our WAEC Lexis and Structure series? If yes, continue reading.

Set A

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

In each of the following sentences, there is a word underlined (in bold lettering) and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to 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 sentence.

1. His inexperience explains why he describes such………evidence as trivial

    A. paramount                      B. main           C. overwhelming                    D. wonderful

2. The retired professional boxer promised to train the……….

   A. beginners             B. novices                   C. upstarts                   D. amateurs

3. Unlike her jocular brother she looks rather………..

A. stable          B. comfortable                        C. grave                      D. mean

4. Mary was asked to rush to the office, instead she just……….. in.

    A. walked                            B. moved                    C. came    D. strolled

5. He ended up as my adversary when I really thought he was my…………

    A. colleague                        B. friend                      C. mate      D. compatriot

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Set B

This second set of WAEC Lexis and Structure questions and answers Part 4 contains ten additional vocabulary questions on words opposite meaning to the highlighted ones in sentences.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

In each of the following sentences, there is a word underlined (in bold lettering) and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to 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 sentence.

6.  It is best to go out to fish when the sea is calm not when it is…………………

  ( A)  cloudy.(B).stormy (C)progressive.(D)quarrelsome.( E) loud.

7.      Transparent celluloid papers were required for the experiment but some students bought………………… (A) thick (B) tough (C) impervious (D) opaque ( E) oblique.

8.     Parliament…………………the obnoxious law and enacted a new one in its place.

(A) modified (B) extracted (C) repealed (D) banned (E) legalized.

9.     The revolutionary ideas were opposed by members whose views were known to be……………(A) rational (B) radical (C) auxiliary (D) retrogressive (E) orthodox.

10.     The rightful heir to the throne was crowned after the ………………was forced to abdicate.  (A) usurper (B)  challenger (C) prince(D) rebel (E)  contestant.

11.     Though he claimed that his motive for financing the project was humanitarian most people feel the main reason was……

(A) egoistic (B) tribalistic (C) stoic (D) materialistic (E ) caustic.

12.       The thermometer is a simple instrument while the computer is a …………….equipment.(A) technical (B) sensitive (C) trivial (D) sophisticated (E) difficult.

13.     Kofi was implicated in the examination scandal, but his friend Baako was………….. (A) liberated (B) released (C) exonerated (D) undetected (E) pardoned.

14.    The salary increase was meant to alleviate the problems of the workers, but the inflation that followed further……………..  the workers’ hardship. (A) aggravated (B) pacified (C) terminated (D) projected (E)rejuvenated.

15.   The inclement weather of the Sahara contrasts with the very………weather of the coastal areas. (A) sharp (B) cold (C) pleasant (D) breezy (E) rainy.

Final Thoughts

Did you find Part 4 of the WAEC WASSCE Lexis and Structure questions and answers interesting? In case you haven’t yet seen Part 1 of our Lexis and Structure question and answer series, you can do so now.

Feel free to take a quick look at Part 2 and Part 3 as well while you wait for Part 5 and more.

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Ralph Nyadzi is the Director of Studies at Cegast Academy. He is a qualified English tutor with decades of experience behind him. Since 2001, he has successfully coached thousands of High School General Arts WASSCE candidates in English, Literature and related subjects. He combines his expertise with a passion for lifelong learning to guide learners from varying backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. Ralph shares lessons from his blogging journey on BloggingtotheMax. He lives with River, his pet cat, in the Central Region of Ghana.

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