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In questions 44 to 49 choose the option nearest in meaning to the word(s) or phrase(s) in italics 44. Ngozi and Ekaete were fast friends when we were in the secondary school

In questions 44 to 49 choose the option nearest in meaning to the word(s) or phrase(s) in italics
44. Ngozi and Ekaete were fast friends when we were in the secondary school
(a) friends who run very quickly together
(b) friends who go without food for a long time together
(c) friends who were not easily separated from each other
(d) friends who spend too much time and energy on pleasure and excitement
45. My son has just been rusticated from the university.
(a) sent home to get his fees
(b) sent home for misconduct
(c) sent home to rest for some time
(d) sent home to become rustic
46. The policemen looked at the face of the robber and saw tell-tale signs of a dyed-in-the wool convict
(a) hardened
(b) remorseless
(c) heady
(d) hardhearted
47. "Marcus bears watching", remarked Emperor Nero
(a) dispose the can of refuse
(b) accept responsibilities
(c) be made one of the scape-goats
(d) bear the brunt
48. The senator had the habit of setting the cast among the pigeons whenever matters concerning his constituency came up for a debate
(a) monopolizing the decisions
(b) illuminating issues that are not clear
(c) making frequent interruptions in the nature of points correction
(d) introducing elements of controversy and confusion
49. The urban environment tends to form the nucleus of a common dialect
(a) setting
(b) repository
(c) cell
(d) core
In each of questions 50 to 54, choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap(s)
50. The sea waves continue to …………. the cliff on the west coast constantly
(a) impair
(b) rub
(c) knock
(d) erode
51. The chief priest will …………the men into the cult today
(a) indoctrinate
(b) usher
(c) convert
(d) initiate
52. The girl that my brother introduced to us last week is pretty ………..ill-mannered
(a) and
(b) but also
(c) as well as
(d) but
53. The police report was …………… to that of the eye witness
(a) contrary
(b) inconsistent
(c) different
(d) congruent
54. If I had been told of the matter earlier, I ……so late
(a) would not go
(b) will not have gone
(c) should not go
(d) would not have gone
In question 55 to 59, choose the option nearest in meaning to the emboldened
55. The story has to be taken with a grain of salt. This means that
(a) you need to some salt to listen to the story
(b) there is no salt in the story
(c) the story is questionable
(d) the story is true
(e) there is too much salt in the story
56. It is usually hard to change the course of action when one crosses the Rubicon. The underlined expression as used in the context means
(a) passed through the place called Rubicon
(b) crossed a bridge called Rubicon
(c) pass a special test
(d) cross a river called Rubicon
(e) be irrevocably committed
57. The salesman tried to pull the wool over my eyes. This implies that the salesman tried to
(a) force me to buy his goods
(b) offer me cotton wool
(c) make me buy his wool
(d) dupe me
(e) cover my eyes with wool
58. Ijeaoma counted her chickens before they were hatched. This implies that Ijeoma
(a) regarded each egg as a chicken
(b) hatched the eggs prematurely
(c) assumed that her expectations had already been realized
(d) protected her eggs from breaking
(e) insured the eggs
59. Solo has resigned his job with the Textile Mill. He doesn't seem to worry about getting another job. His plans are still quite in the air. This implies that his plans are
(a) airmailed
(b) airtight
(c) uncertain
(d) certain
(e) airborne
In questions 60 to 63, choose the expression which best completes each sentence
60. After the initial confusion, the Manager's suggestion brought ……………to the depressed investors
(a) a glitter of hope
(b) a glimmer of hope
(c) a sparkle of hope
(d) a raise of hope
(e) a shower of hope
61. The farmer has bought the insecticide because he was bent on …………the insect in his farm.
(a) exterminating
(b) estimating
(c) extenuating
(d) extinguishing
(e) exemplifying
62. The young lady decided to ………….
(a) do away with the many advice given her by relatives
(b) reject all the advices given by her relatives
(c) reject all the advice given by her relations
(d) take to all the advices given by her relations
(e) eject all the advice given by her relatives
63. The ministers found it very difficult to get …………
(a) through with each other in the cabinet
(b) by with one another
(c) off from each other
(d) through with one another
(e) on with each other
From the list of words lettered A to E, choose the word/group of words that is most nearly opposite in meaning of the following
64. Purchased
(a) destroyed
(b) bought
(c) sold
(d) lent
(e) took
65. Encouraged
(a) financed
(b) warned
(c) dissuaded
(d) persuaded
(e) helped
66. Customary
(a) illegal
(b) impolite
(c) unusual
(d) ^
(e) pointless
67. Kindle
(a) kill
(b) switched
(c) extinguish
(d) destroy
(e) ignite

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In questions 44 to 49 choose the option nearest in meaning to the word(s) or phrase(s) in italics 44. Ngozi and Ekaete were fast friends when we were in the secondary school

In questions 44 to 49 choose the option nearest in meaning to the word(s) or phrase(s) in italics
44. Ngozi and Ekaete were fast friends when we were in the secondary school
(a) friends who run very quickly together
(b) friends who go without food for a long time together
(c) friends who were not easily separated from each other
(d) friends who spend too much time and energy on pleasure and excitement
45. My son has just been rusticated from the university.
(a) sent home to get his fees
(b) sent home for misconduct
(c) sent home to rest for some time
(d) sent home to become rustic
46. The policemen looked at the face of the robber and saw tell-tale signs of a dyed-in-the wool convict
(a) hardened
(b) remorseless
(c) heady
(d) hardhearted
47. "Marcus bears watching", remarked Emperor Nero
(a) dispose the can of refuse
(b) accept responsibilities
(c) be made one of the scape-goats
(d) bear the brunt
48. The senator had the habit of setting the cast among the pigeons whenever matters concerning his constituency came up for a debate
(a) monopolizing the decisions
(b) illuminating issues that are not clear
(c) making frequent interruptions in the nature of points correction
(d) introducing elements of controversy and confusion
49. The urban environment tends to form the nucleus of a common dialect
(a) setting
(b) repository
(c) cell
(d) core
In each of questions 50 to 54, choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap(s)
50. The sea waves continue to …………. the cliff on the west coast constantly
(a) impair
(b) rub
(c) knock
(d) erode
51. The chief priest will …………the men into the cult today
(a) indoctrinate
(b) usher
(c) convert
(d) initiate
52. The girl that my brother introduced to us last week is pretty ………..ill-mannered
(a) and
(b) but also
(c) as well as
(d) but
53. The police report was …………… to that of the eye witness
(a) contrary
(b) inconsistent
(c) different
(d) congruent
54. If I had been told of the matter earlier, I ……so late
(a) would not go
(b) will not have gone
(c) should not go
(d) would not have gone
In question 55 to 59, choose the option nearest in meaning to the emboldened
55. The story has to be taken with a grain of salt. This means that
(a) you need to some salt to listen to the story
(b) there is no salt in the story
(c) the story is questionable
(d) the story is true
(e) there is too much salt in the story
56. It is usually hard to change the course of action when one crosses the Rubicon. The underlined expression as used in the context means
(a) passed through the place called Rubicon
(b) crossed a bridge called Rubicon
(c) pass a special test
(d) cross a river called Rubicon
(e) be irrevocably committed
57. The salesman tried to pull the wool over my eyes. This implies that the salesman tried to
(a) force me to buy his goods
(b) offer me cotton wool
(c) make me buy his wool
(d) dupe me
(e) cover my eyes with wool
58. Ijeaoma counted her chickens before they were hatched. This implies that Ijeoma
(a) regarded each egg as a chicken
(b) hatched the eggs prematurely
(c) assumed that her expectations had already been realized
(d) protected her eggs from breaking
(e) insured the eggs
59. Solo has resigned his job with the Textile Mill. He doesn't seem to worry about getting another job. His plans are still quite in the air. This implies that his plans are
(a) airmailed
(b) airtight
(c) uncertain
(d) certain
(e) airborne
In questions 60 to 63, choose the expression which best completes each sentence
60. After the initial confusion, the Manager's suggestion brought ……………to the depressed investors
(a) a glitter of hope
(b) a glimmer of hope
(c) a sparkle of hope
(d) a raise of hope
(e) a shower of hope
61. The farmer has bought the insecticide because he was bent on …………the insect in his farm.
(a) exterminating
(b) estimating
(c) extenuating
(d) extinguishing
(e) exemplifying
62. The young lady decided to ………….
(a) do away with the many advice given her by relatives
(b) reject all the advices given by her relatives
(c) reject all the advice given by her relations
(d) take to all the advices given by her relations
(e) eject all the advice given by her relatives
63. The ministers found it very difficult to get …………
(a) through with each other in the cabinet
(b) by with one another
(c) off from each other
(d) through with one another
(e) on with each other
From the list of words lettered A to E, choose the word/group of words that is most nearly opposite in meaning of the following
64. Purchased
(a) destroyed
(b) bought
(c) sold
(d) lent
(e) took
65. Encouraged
(a) financed
(b) warned
(c) dissuaded
(d) persuaded
(e) helped
66. Customary
(a) illegal
(b) impolite
(c) unusual
(d) ^
(e) pointless
67. Kindle
(a) kill
(b) switched
(c) extinguish
(d) destroy
(e) ignite
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