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.
"Hello Musa" is a ...........opening for a friendly letter, but it is inappropriate
for a formal letter
We blamed Obi for breaking the door, but when Ade confessed that he did it, Obi was...........
Parking on this street is ........on weekdays, but permitted at weekends.
The children expected to be praised for putting out the fire, but they were..........for taking such a risk.
They had to ........the old buildings to construct the five-star hotel.
If we can commence the meeting on time, we should be able to ............by 4.00 p.m.
A child got stuck trying to squeeze through an iron fence, but some adults managed to .........him.
They ended the discussion on amicable terms though they were........to each other at the beginning.
From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences.
The class prefect's ............of the quarrel is different from yours
I refused to ...........my statement because it was true
But for the timely.........of the police, there would have been a riot
The boys were about to trade blows, but I managed to hold one of them back while my friend..............the other
We are waiting to hear the weather.......for tomorrow
I will tell you the secret if you promise not to .......it
The hilltop was a hundred meters above sea level and from that......the whole town could be seen beautifully laid out
Until now Etim has always started the fights, but this time Adamu is clearly the ..........
If found guilty, a person may appeal to a higher court in the hope that it will......the verdict
The visit of the patron of the club......the morale of the players
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.
Although Aliyu was acquitted by the court for want of evidence, the police still kept a tab on him. This means that they
A. kept him under close observation
B. set a trap to catch him again
C. attached a tag to his clothes
D. kept him behind bars.
When it came to the question of an increase in allowances, the striking workers spoke with one voice. This means that the workers
A. became frightened
B. appointed one of them as their spokesman
C. repeated their demand in a chorus
D. were unanimous in their position
The restaurant owner offered Olu a drink on the house. This means that