SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Suffixes from Anglo-Saxon

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Suffixes From Anglo Saxon

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

LISTLESS

Possible Answers:

Vivacious 

Lethargic 

Energetic 

Cheerful 

Vigorous 

Correct answer:

Lethargic 

Explanation:

"Listless" means lacking energy and enthusiasm and is therefore most similar in meaning to "lethargic." For clarification, the other four answer choice are all loosely synonyms of one another and antonyms of "listless" and "lethargic."

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Suffixes From Anglo Saxon

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

Reckless

Possible Answers:

Careless

Prudent

Disabled

Destructive

Crimson

Correct answer:

Careless

Explanation:

"Reckless" means uncareful; Prudent means careful; Destructive means causing damage; Disabled means injured; and Crimson is a shade of red.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Suffixes From Anglo Saxon

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

GRUESOME

Possible Answers:

Medicore 

Horrible 

Wonderful

Middling 

Average

Correct answer:

Horrible 

Explanation:

Something that is "gruesome" is grotesque and horrible. For clarification, mediocre, middling and average are all synonyms that mean in the middle.

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