In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - 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 sentences.
To encourage productivity we must reward industry and ...........laziness
I took the drug to relieve my headache only for it to...............my condition
An optimist wears a smile most of the time but ...........goes about with a long face
A. an oculist
B. an activist
C. a pacifist
D. a pessimist
You will make a good counsellor by listening to your clients rather than........them
Tell Chike something confidential and he makes it.............the next minute
You will succeed fairly well with adolescents if you coax rather than......them
While Adjoa is attentive to her duties, Kofi is ...........
Life has become a misery for many due to the harsh economic conditions, but a few are still able to live in ............
From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences.
He is a young man of .........character
My parents do not........late night parties
I have known him only recently so I cannot ............ for his honesty
In some cultures, dead people are buried, but in others they are............
The lady is a .......beauty.
In some countries, it is an offence to describe a child born out of wedlock as .........
In hazy weather, air travel is ..........
He has since taken over the ..........of power
The government has promised to ...........the road construction project
After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations of the sentence is given. Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence.
I am sure you didn't known that lady is light-fingered. This means that the lady is
A. careless in handling things
C. prone to stealing
D. skilful with her hands
Unfortunately nowadays most young persons do not see eye to eye with their parents over matters of friendship and fashion. This means that parents and their children.
A. can't look one another in the face
B. hold strong view on friendship and fashion
C. have clothes different from their friends
D. hold different views about friendship and fashion
It is alleged that the accountants doctored the accounts of the company. This means that the accountants
A. called in the company doctor
B. falsified the accounts
C. became sick on account of the bribe they received