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11
Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
He was appointed specifically to put the recruits through
  • A. assign them to work
  • B. train them
  • C. discipline them
  • D. assist them at work
  • E. supervise them at work
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12
Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
The result of his experiment represents a break through in medical science
  • A. an outstanding success
  • B. catastrophe
  • C. an end to such experiments
  • D. breaking point
  • E. a colossal failure
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13
Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
Being an optimist, our professor always sees the bright side of most things
  • A. charming
  • B. illumined
  • C. brilliant
  • D. pleasing
  • E. cheerful
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14
Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
The state government appointed a commission of inquiry to go into the community's complaints carefully and without prejudice
  • A. investigate
  • B. search
  • C. look for
  • D. account for
  • E. ascertain
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15
Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
The traffic situation in Lagos can lead to disastrous consequences; a man lost a very lucrative job because he was held up by it
  • A. confused
  • B. delayed
  • C. annoyed
  • D. intrigued
  • E. obstructed
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