SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

LIBERALLY

Possible Answers:

Willing

Generously

Independently

Scant 

Triumphantly

Correct answer:

Generously

Explanation:

We can tell from the suffice "-ly" that “liberally” is an adverb, which is a word used to describe a verb. “Liberally” comes from the word “liberal,” meaning free or generous. If you are given a “liberal” amount of gravy, you are given a large or broad amount. This is similar in meaning to “generous.” If someone gives to charity “generously,” they give "liberally." To further help you, “scant” means light or insufficient; “willing” is to be prepared or happy to do something; acting “triumphantly” is to act joyously because of victory; “independently” is to do something by yourself out of your own motivation.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

GINGERLY

Possible Answers:

Willfully

Crazily

Forcefully

Criminal

Gently

Correct answer:

Gently

Explanation:

"Gingerly" means carefully or gently, so "gently" is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

WORLDLY

Possible Answers:

Perfectly

Partly

Earthly

Partially 

Heavenly

Correct answer:

Earthly

Explanation:

The words "worldly" and "earthly" are synonymous. These adverbs refer to something that belongs on the earth or in this world. "Heavenly" refers to something that belongs in the sky or in the heavens. "Perfectly" refers to something that has no flaws or errors. "Partially" and "partly" refer to something that is not complete.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

QUICKLY

Possible Answers:

Enthusiastically

Rabidly

Excitedly 

Properly

Rapidly

Correct answer:

Rapidly

Explanation:

"Quickly" means done at a fast pace. "Rapidly," which means to do something very quickly, is the best synonym of "quickly."

Incorrect Answers:

"Rabidly" means extremely violent.

"Excitedly" involves becoming briskly stimulated to complete an activity. 

"Enthusiastically" involves doing something cheerfully, and is a synonym of "excitedly."

"Properly" means to do something correctly.

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