All HSPT Verbal Resources
Example Question #1 : Synonyms
Modify most nearly means
"Modify" means "to change or alter", so alter is the best answer.
Example Question #2 : Synonyms
Incinerate most nearly means
"Incinerate" means to "cause to burn to ashes".
Example Question #3 : Synonyms
"Agile" most nearly means __________.
Someone who is "agile" is able to move quickly and with great coordination. Therefore, "quick," or speedy, will be our best synonym.
Example Question #4 : Synonyms
"Lethargic" most nearly means __________.
"Lethargic," coming from the noun "lethargy," means someone who is being slow or sluggish, or does not want to move or do anything. It could mean lazy or just tired. In this case, "slow" is our best choice.
Example Question #5 : Synonyms
Vague most nearly means:
An antonym of "precise" is __________.
"Precise" means exact, so we need to pick out a word that means not exact. A synonym of "exact" is "specific," so "unspecific," which means not specific, is the correct answer.
Example Question #6 : Synonyms
"Avarice" most nearly means __________.
"Avarice" means greed, so "greed" is the correct answer.
Example Question #7 : Synonyms
"Lucid" most nearly means __________.
"Lucid" comes from the Latin root "lux" meaning light. It means clear, understandable, or bright. So, "understandable" is the correct answer.
Example Question #8 : Synonyms
"Archaic" most nearly means __________.
Something that is "archaic" is very old and usually no longer in use. For instance, there are some words in Old English that are still technically English but are never used; these words would be considered archaic. Therefore, "old" is our best choice.
Example Question #9 : Synonyms
"Tenuous" most nearly means __________.
"Tenuous" usually means thin or weak, so "weak" is the correct answer.
Example Question #10 : Synonyms
"Frugal" most nearly means __________.
Someone who is "frugal" does not like to spend money—they hunt for deals and get the most out of every penny. While they're not necessarily greedy, they would definitely be "thrifty."