SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, and Understanding

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

A synonym of "absurd" is __________.

Possible Answers:

fragile

serious

quiet

ridiculous

honored

Correct answer:

ridiculous

Explanation:

Since "absurd" is an adjective that means "silly," we need to pick out another adjective that means "silly." While "serious" may look like the correct answer, it actually means the opposite of "silly." However, "ridiculous" is an adjective that means "extremely silly or unreasonable," so "ridiculous" is the correct answer.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

A synonym of “fundamental” is __________.

Possible Answers:

weird

trivial

scary

crucial

sensational

Correct answer:

crucial

Explanation:

“Fundamental” is an adjective that means “forming a necessary base or core; of central importance,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “important.” That means that “trivial” cannot be the correct answer, because “trivial,” is an adjective that means “of little value or importance,” making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “fundamental.” “Crucial,” however, is an adjective that means either “decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something” or “of great importance,” and because “crucial” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “fundamental,” “crucial” is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

Laura held many latent talents.

Possible Answers:

gifts

hobbies

impressive

useful

hidden

Correct answer:

hidden

Explanation:

"Latent" means dormant or hidden.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

Which word has a similar meaning to the underlined word?

There is a fake Christmas tree in our house.

Possible Answers:

artificial

new

large

None of the other answers

real

Correct answer:

artificial

Explanation:

"Artificial" and "fake" both have a similar meaning.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

Unbelievable

Possible Answers:

Incredible

Unfair

A lot

Common

Cheap

Correct answer:

Incredible

Explanation:

"Unbelievable" means incredible.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

ESSENTIAL

Possible Answers:

Optional

Necessary

Jealous

Weak

Excited

Correct answer:

Necessary

Explanation:

"Essential" is an adjective that means necessary, so "necessary" is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

Which word can replace the underlined word?

The necklace contained a genuine diamond stud.

Possible Answers:

decoy

fake

fabricated

real

None of the above

Correct answer:

real

Explanation:

"Real" can replace "genuine" to maintain the same meanining in the sentence. 

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters

BIASED.

Possible Answers:

Youthful

Fair 

Unfair 

Calculated 

Old 

Correct answer:

Unfair 

Explanation:

Biased means unfair, or based on one person’s opinion. To help you youthful means young; calculated means thought about.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

DECEPTIVE

Possible Answers:

Average 

Mediocre 

Easy

Fantastic 

Tricky 

Correct answer:

Tricky 

Explanation:

Someone who is "deceptive" is sneaky and trying to trick someone, so "tricky" is the correct answer. To help you, "mediocre" means average in a bad way, and "fantastic" means very good, so good it is hard to believe, or unbelievable.

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

ACCURATE

Possible Answers:

Routine

Frequent

Carefree

General

Correct

Correct answer:

Correct

Explanation:

"Accurate" means without mistakes, so "correct" is the best match. "General" means not specific, and "carefree" is defined as free from care. "Frequent" means happening often, and "routine" is the regular way of doing something.

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