2002 June | Part B – Most Nearly Opposite

In each of the following sentences, there is a word or group of words underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D. Choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

1. The workers expected management to be............ rather than indifferent to their welfare.

A. different from
B. interested in
C. opposed to
D. careful of

2. Words spoken in the heat of an argument could offend rather than............

A. pacify
B. amuse
C. inspire
D. irritate

3. Although they have declared the student a suspect, he may turn out to be............

A. culpable
B. innocent
C. safe
D. ignorant

4. Some outspoken social critics live a............ family life.

A. reserved
B. happy
C. boisterous
D. still

5. While the manager was prudent in his expenditure, his deputy was............

A. miserly
B. careful
C. thorough
D. extravagant

6. The cultured and the............ are known by their conduct.

A. barbaric
B. ignorant
C. clean
D. lazy

7. Many Africans now live in abject poverty instead of enjoying the............ of their country.

A. comfort
B. greatness
C. possessions
D. affluence

8. Tunde seldom asks questions in class and was............ very careful when he did.

A. hardly
B. sometimes
C. often
D. never

2002 June | Part B – Most Nearly Opposite
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