SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, and Direction

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Elementary Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

EXOTIC

Possible Answers:

Correct 

Foreign 

Federal

Minimal 

Global 

Correct answer:

Foreign 

Explanation:

“Exotic” means coming from a distant place, so it is most similar in meaning to “foreign,” which means from a different country. To provide further help, “federal” means associated with a country's central government; “minimal” means of the least amount or an extremely small amount; “correct” means true and accurate; and “global” means something that is everywhere in the world.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

UBIQUITOUS

Possible Answers:

Almost

Insertion

Clear

Everywhere

Brilliant

Correct answer:

Everywhere

Explanation:

"Ubiquitous" is defined as present, appearing, or found everywhere; thus, "everywhere" is the best answer choice.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

LOFTY

Possible Answers:

Narrow 

High 

Serene 

Soft 

Excessive 

Correct answer:

High 

Explanation:

“Lofty” means high up when referring to physical location, or noble when referring to ideas, so "high" is the correct answer. To provide further help, “narrow” means thin in width; “excessive” means too much; and “serene” means quiet and peaceful

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

MARITIME

Possible Answers:

Airborne

Secretive

Nautical

Wet

Mountainous

Correct answer:

Nautical

Explanation:

"Maritime" is an adjective that means "connected with the sea, especially in relation to seafaring commercial or military activity," "living or found in or near the sea," "bordering on the sea," or "denoting a climate that is moist and temperate owing to the influence of the sea." While "wet" might look like the correct answer because both "wet" and "maritime" can be associated with water, "wet" does not mean the same thing as "maritime" and cannot be the correct answer. "Nautical," however, means "of or concerning sailors or navigation; maritime," and because it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "maritime," "nautical" is the correct answer.

Example Question #20 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

PRIOR

Possible Answers:

Outdated

Simplistic

Following

Forgotten

Preceding

Correct answer:

Preceding

Explanation:

The adjective "prior" indicates that something comes before another thing. For instance, if you already have some knowledge of frog anatomy when your class begins to cover this subject, your biology teacher could say that you have "prior knowledge." The word "prior" is opposed to the word "posterior," which means coming after. A "prior commitment" is a commitment or meeting that you have scheduled at an earlier point in time. While things like "prior knowledge" might be simple in comparison with later developments of that knowledge, the best option among the answers is the one that draws attention to the general notion of being "before." Hence, "preceding" is the best option, for "preceding" means coming before.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

EXTERIOR

Possible Answers:

Circular

Inside

Outside

Underneath

Beyond

Correct answer:

Outside

Explanation:

"Exterior" means outside.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

URBAN

Possible Answers:

Ocean

Coast

Rural

Forest

Metropolitan

Correct answer:

Metropolitan

Explanation:

The word “urban” means having to do with the city or life in the city as opposed to the country and life in the country, so "metropolitan" is the correct answer, since it means having to do with a metropolis, or in other words, having to do with a large city. The word “rural,” on the other hand, means having to do with the countryside or life in the country. To provide further help, the “coast” is the border between the land and a large body of water or the area near this border.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

UNDERGROUND

Possible Answers:

Buried

Above

Heavenly

Cosmic

Angelic

Correct answer:

Buried

Explanation:

The adjective "cosmic" refers to something in the sky. "Heavenly" and "angelic" are closely related in meaning. "Above" is the opposite of "under," which is the root of the word "underground." The word "underground" is closest in meaning to the word "buried."

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

LAST

Possible Answers:

Speedy

Foremost

First

Final

Quick

Correct answer:

Final

Explanation:

We can arrive at the correct answer using process of elimination. The words "quick" and "speedy" both mean exactly the same thing. They refer to something that is fast. Both of these words cannot be the correct answer, so it is best to eliminate these two choices. The word "first" means the opposite of "last." The word "foremost also means first; consider the common expression "first and foremost." This only leaves the word "final." "Last" and "final" are synonymous.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Location, Context, Order, And Direction

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

INWARD

Possible Answers:

Underground

Outdoor

Open

Outside

Inside

Correct answer:

Inside

Explanation:

The words "inward" and "inside" are synonymous; both words are used to describe a direction headed to the interior of something. "Underground" refers to something that is under the ground. The words "outside" and "outdoor" mean the same thing. And the word "open" refers to something that is "accessible."

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