SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, and Importance

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

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

COHERENT

Possible Answers:

Orderly and logical

Self-sufficient

Existing at the same time

Difficult to understand

Unintelligible

Correct answer:

Orderly and logical

Explanation:

Coherent means something is orderly and logical.

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

Synonyms

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

OBSCURE

Possible Answers:

obtuse

vague

self-evident

dull

round

Correct answer:

vague

Explanation:

Obscure means vague.

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

Synonyms

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

PLAUSIBLE

Possible Answers:

paralyzed

impossible

conceivable

cheerful

forgettable

Correct answer:

conceivable

Explanation:

Plausible means conceivable.

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

Synonyms

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

PATENT

Possible Answers:

maligned

apparent

unclear

handmade

disfigured

Correct answer:

apparent

Explanation:

One meaning of "patent" is apparent. Something is patently obvious (that is, apparently obvious).

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

A synonym of “artificial” is __________.

Possible Answers:

progressive

possessive

natural

man-made

halcyon

Correct answer:

man-made

Explanation:

“Artificial” is an adjective that means “made by people rather than nature,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “produced by humans rather than occurring naturally.” That means that “natural” cannot be the correct answer, because “natural” means “existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind,” making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “artificial.” “Man-made,” however, is an adjective that means “made or caused by human beings (as opposed to occurring or being made naturally); artificial,” and because “man-made” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “artificial,” “man-made” is the correct answer.

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

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

Vague

Possible Answers:

Extraordinary

Unclear

Rotten

Comprehensible

Smoky

Correct answer:

Unclear

Explanation:

"Vague" means unclear.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

Accurate

Possible Answers:

Competitive

Firm

Precise

Generous

Awkward

Correct answer:

Precise

Explanation:

"Accurate" means precise.

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

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

GENUINE

Possible Answers:

Authentic 

Aggressive

Imposing 

Undulate 

Passive 

Correct answer:

Authentic 

Explanation:

Something that is "genuine" is honest, authentic, or real. For clarification, "authentic" means reliable, real; "passive" is the opposite of "aggressive;" "undulate" describes a rolling motion, like a wave; "imposing" is something that is striking or impressive.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ARTIFICIAL

Possible Answers:

Natural

Unnatural

Gracious

Restored

Pure

Correct answer:

Unnatural

Explanation:

"Artificial" means unnatural or man-made, so "unnatural" is the correct answer. "Natural" is an antonym of "artificial" and means produced in nature or not man-made. "Pure" means unmixed or uncontaminated. "Restored" means returned to an original state. "Gracious" means courteous or elegant.

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

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

SHAM

Possible Answers:

Genuine

Fake

Disgusting

Pungent

Tedious

Correct answer:

Fake

Explanation:

"Sham" means fake or pretended, so "fake" is the correct answer. "Genuine" is an antonym of "sham" and "fake"; it means real or authentic. "Disgusting" means revolting or sickening. "Pungent" means having a strong taste or smell. "Tedious" means dull or boring.

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