SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, and Sensory Imagery

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

Synonyms: choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the word in question.

Raw

Possible Answers:

Dim

Annual

Dull

Brave

Uncooked

Correct answer:

Uncooked

Explanation:

"Raw" means uncooked.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

Synonyms: Which word could have similar meaning to the one that is underlined in the sentence?

They sought a malleable metal that they could work into the desired shape.

Possible Answers:

pliable

rigid

rare

shiny

ugly

Correct answer:

pliable

Explanation:

"Malleable" means ductile or pliable, meaning capable of being shaped.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

Sturdy

Possible Answers:

Broken

Empty

Strong

Small

Helpful

Correct answer:

Strong

Explanation:

Sturdy means strong.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

Select the word or phrase which is most similar to the word in capital letters

FLIMSY

Possible Answers:

Not friendly 

Not welcome 

Not calm 

Not accepted 

Not sturdy 

Correct answer:

Not sturdy 

Explanation:

"Flimsy" means not strong, not reliable, or not sturdy, so "not sturdy" is the correct answer. To help you, "sturdy" means powerful, well-supported, or unlikely to fall over.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

DURABLE

Possible Answers:

Challenging

Dried

Dictate

Long-lasting

Shiplike

Correct answer:

Long-lasting

Explanation:

“Durable” means staying strong and in good condition over a long period of time, so "long-lasting" is the correct answer.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

ROBUST

Possible Answers:

Fragile

Mediocre

Weak

Hearty

Unhealhty

Correct answer:

Hearty

Explanation:

"Robust" and "hearty" both refer to being strong and healthy

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

BRITTLE

Possible Answers:

Nautical

Normal 

Sturdy 

Calm

Fragile 

Correct answer:

Fragile 

Explanation:

Something that is "brittle" is not strong and easily broken. So, "fragile," a word that means easily broken, is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "brittle": "sturdy" means strong or difficult to break and is an opposite, or antonym, of "brittle"; "normal" means standard or ordinary; "calm" means peaceful or unworried; and "nautical" means having to do with the sea or the ocean.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

Synonyms: Select the word whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

STABLE

Possible Answers:

Imbalanced 

Cruel 

Diabolical 

Steady 

Wicked 

Correct answer:

Steady 

Explanation:

“Stable” means steady when standing, although it is most commonly used to mean just steady; so, the correct answer is "steady." None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "stable": “wicked” and “diabolical” both mean evil; “cruel” means mean and unkind; and “imbalanced” means not balanced or not equal.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

Synonyms: select the word that most closely matches.

Hidden

Possible Answers:

Visible

Clear

Bright

Open

Invisible

Correct answer:

Invisible

Explanation:

Hidden and invisible both relate to something being out of sight. 

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Appearance, Materiality, And Sensory Imagery

Which is a synonym for frigid? 

Possible Answers:

None of the other answer choices

Cold

Warm

Accepted

Loving

Correct answer:

Cold

Explanation:

"Frigid" and "cold" both can be used as a response to the weather or a greeting.  An example would be, "It is extremely frigid today." 

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