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2018 JAMB Likely Use of English Questions And Answers

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2018 JAMB Likely Use of English Questions And Answers by : 4:55 am On March 10, 2018

2018 JAMB USE OF ENGLISH : 26/02/18

TEST OF ANTONYMS & SYNONYMS

*AUTHENTIC ANSWERS*

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*SYNONYMS*

151.c.
deplete means to reduce or deprive or something essential; *exhaust* means to empty completely

152.a.
voluntary means done by one’s own will, or *willing*

153.b.
to refute means to prove wrong, or to *deny* the truth of

154.d.to cheat means to influence by means of trickery, or to *defraud*

155.c.
miserable means in a state of distress or *unhappiness*

156.a.
vintage means of old and enduring interest, or *classic*

157.b.
tart means pleasantly sharp or *acid* to the taste

158.b.
to corner means to drive into a corner, or to *trap*

159.a.
one meaning of zest is keen enjoyment, or *gusto*

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160.d.
to haggle means to negotiate over terms or price, or to *bargain*

161.a.to impel means to drive forward using strong moral pressure, or to *force*

162.c.
a throng is a large number of assembled people, or a *mass*

163.c.
imperial means befitting or suggesting an emperor; *regal* means befitting or suggesting a king

164.b.
to diffuse means to break up or spread out, or to *scatter*

165.d.
to hinder means to hold back; one meaning of to *check*is to slow or bring to a stop

166.a.
latent means capable of becoming but not currently visible, or *dormant*

167.c.
wretched means extremely distressed, or *miserable*

168.d.
irksome means tedious or *annoying*
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169.b.
to regulate means to bring under the control of law; to *police* means to control or keep order

170.a.
to warrant means to serve as adequate ground or reason, or to *justify*

171.c.
to protract means to prolong in time or space, or to *delay*

172.b.
lax means in a relaxed state, or *slack*

173.a.
rigor means severity of life, or *austerity*

174.d.
discrete means individually *distinct*

175.c.
lissome means supple or *flexible*

176.a.
to misprize means to hold in contempt, or to *despise*

177.c.
to impugn means to attack verbally as false or lacking integrity; to *assail* means to attack

178.d.
to supervene means to *follow* as an unexpected development

179.a.
exigent means demanding immediate attention, or *urgent*

180.d.
fervid means *ardent* or passionate

181.
b.ersatz means a usually *artificial* or inferior substitute

182.b.
redolent means aromatic or full of a specific scent, or *odorous*

183.
d.turpitude means wickedness, or *depravity*

184.b.
propinquity means *nearness* in place or time

185. c.
vociferous means loud and insistent, often in presentation of demands or requests; *strident* also means loud and insistent

*ANTONYMS*

186.b.
gracious means to be pleasant in a social situation, or cordial; *rude* means to be unpleasant

187.a.
valor means strength of mind or spirit, or courage; *cowardice* means lack of courage

188.a.
one meaning of severe is strict; *lenient* means mild or indulgent

189.d.
imaginative means having imagination; *dull* means lacking imagination

190.b.
knowing means having information or knowledge; *dense* means dull or stupid

191.a.
animosity means resentment or hostility, therefore *love* is the opposite

192.c.
exact means in complete accordance with fact, or correct, therefore *incorrect* is the opposite

193.d.
extravagant means lacking in restraint and moderation, therefore *moderate* is the opposite

194.a.
stamina means strength or endurance, therefore *weakness* is the opposite

195.b.
rough means having an uneven, coarse surface; *sleek* means having a smooth, bright surface

196.c.
to garner means to gather or to store; to *squander* means to cause to disperse or to scatter

197.a.
prodigal means wasteful or extravagant; *thrifty* means thriving by industry and frugality

198.b.
tacit means unspoken, or implied; *dictated* means spoken

199.d.
to repudiate means to reject or deny, therefore to *admit* is the opposite

200.b.
pristine means unspoiled or pure; *sullied* means spoiled or tarnished

201.
b.to concede means to yield; to *withstand* means to successfully resist

202.d.
to placate means to soothe or calm; to *enrage* means to anger

203.b.
popular means frequently encountered or accepted, or common, therefore *uncommon* is the opposite

204.c.
felicitous means very well-suited or apt; *inopportune* means inconvenient or not well-suited

205.a.
austere means simple and unadorned; *lavish* means produced or expended in abundance

206.c.insipid means lacking in qualities that interest or excite, therefore *exciting* is the opposite

207.d.
a wastrel is someone who spends foolishly or self-indulgently; a *miser* is someone who hoards his or her wealth

208.b.temperate means moderate; inordinate means excessive or immoderate

209.c.
nebulous means vague or indistinct, therefore *distinct* is the opposite

210.a.
*adroit* means skillful in the use of the hands, therefore clumsy is the opposite

211.c.
mite means a very small or insignificant part; *bulk* means the main or greater part

212.d.
supernal means coming from on high, or heavenly; infernalis a synonym for *hellish*

213.b.
reprobate means morally debased or depraved; one meaning of *elevated* is to be on a moral or intellectual high plane

214.a.
specious means having a false look of truth or *genuineness* , therefore genuine is the opposite

215.b.
effete means weak or decadent; one meaning of *proper* is virtuous or respectable

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