SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms

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

TRANQUIL

Possible Answers:

analgesic

thirsty

crossing borders

parched

calm

Correct answer:

calm

Explanation:

"Tranquil" means that something, like a setting, is calming, peaceful.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

Agitated

Possible Answers:

Handsome

Successful

Happy

Upset

Eager

Correct answer:

Upset

Explanation:

"Agitated" means upset or disturbed.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

Tranquil

Possible Answers:

Sleepy

Wealthy

Peaceful

Rowdy

Loud

Correct answer:

Peaceful

Explanation:

"Tranquil" means peaceful; Loud means noisy; Rowdy means loud and unruly; Sleepy means tired; and Wealthy means rich.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

Miserable

Possible Answers:

Unhappy

Old

Cheap

Meager

Ecstatic

Correct answer:

Unhappy

Explanation:

"Miserable" means sad and unhappy.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

DESPONDENT

Possible Answers:

Hopeless

Welcomed 

Fairness

Severe

Threatened 

Correct answer:

Hopeless

Explanation:

To feel "despondent" means the same as to feel sad and hopeless. For clarification, "severe" means intense.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

IRATE

Possible Answers:

Furious 

Happy 

Shy 

Miserable 

Scared

Correct answer:

Furious 

Explanation:

If someone is "irate" they are very angry or furious.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

HYSTERICAL

Possible Answers:

Out of control 

Too little, too late

Under control 

Just in time 

Out of time 

Correct answer:

Out of control 

Explanation:

Someone who is "hysterical" is out of control. "Hysterical" can also mean very funny or mentally unwell, depending on the circumstances.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

EXASPERATED

Possible Answers:

Munificent

Magnificent 

Frustrated 

Displeased

Gregarious 

Correct answer:

Frustrated 

Explanation:

To feel "exasperated" means to feel very frustrated. For clarification, "magnificent" means glorious and wonderful; "munificent" means generous; "gregarious" means outgoing and sociable.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

EXUBERANT

Possible Answers:

Parsimonious 

Kinetic

Cheerful 

Feral 

Languid 

Correct answer:

Cheerful 

Explanation:

Someone who is "exuberant" is very cheerful, so "cheerful" is the correct answer. For clarification, "feral" means wild, "parsimonious" means not generous, "languid" means lazy and lethargic or slow when referring to movement(s), and "kinetic" means having to do with movement

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

LIVID

Possible Answers:

Very sad 

Very angry 

Very happy 

Very sleepy

Very calm 

Correct answer:

Very angry 

Explanation:

"Livid" means furious, irate or very angry, so "very angry" is the correct answer.

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