SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, and Variety

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

SPARSE

Possible Answers:

aggressive

menacing

obvious

infrequent

unintelligent

Correct answer:

infrequent

Explanation:

"Sparse" means scattered, meager, or infrequent.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

SPARSE

Possible Answers:

meticulous

gregarious

hungry

thriving

meager

Correct answer:

meager

Explanation:

Sparse means thinly dispersed or meager.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

RIFE.

Possible Answers:

Rare 

Misplaced 

Obvious 

Common 

Roomy 

Correct answer:

Common 

Explanation:

“Rife” means common or found frequently. Usually you will hear as part of the expression something was rife with something. For example, her hair was rife with lice. The correct synonym is “common.”

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

BEREFT. 

Possible Answers:

Excess

Surfeit 

Lacking 

Surplus 

Donate 

Correct answer:

Lacking 

Explanation:

To be “bereft” means to be lacking. As in, “she was bereft of ideas, having tried everything.” For clarification, "excess," "surfeit" and "surplus" are all synonyms and mean to have too much of something; as such they are antonyms of “bereft” and “lacking.”

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

INEXHAUSTIBLE

Possible Answers:

unlimited

rampant

few

weary

fluid

Correct answer:

unlimited

Explanation:

"Inexhaustible" means existing in abundance, or unlimited.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

ABUNDANT.

Possible Answers:

Vain 

Poignant 

Plentiful 

Miserable

Serendipitous

Correct answer:

Plentiful 

Explanation:

“Abundant” means plentiful, or well-supplied. For clarification, serendipitous means fortunate or relating to good fortune; vain can either mean pointless when used to describe an activity or action or it can mean obsessed with one’s own image if used to describe a person; poignant means moving, or particularly penetrating and perceptive.

Example Question #2453 : Synonyms

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

Abundant

Possible Answers:

Implacable

Dehydrated

Diminutive

A lot

Famished

Correct answer:

A lot

Explanation:

"Abundant" means a lot; Diminutive means small; Famished means starving or without food; Dehydrated means without water or thirsty; and Implacable means cannot be be satsifed.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CUMULATIVE

Possible Answers:

amassed

alleged

trite

selective

poignant

Correct answer:

amassed

Explanation:

"Cumulative" means increasing in quantity by successive additions, or amassed.

Example Question #2455 : Synonyms

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

DEFICIENT

Possible Answers:

Customary

Inadequate

Beneficial

Concise

Wordy

Correct answer:

Inadequate

Explanation:

"Deficient" means lacking or "inadequate." "Concise" means brief or terse. "Wordy" means verbose or having too many words. "Beneficial" means favorable, advantageous, or helpful to oneself. "Customary" means common or traditional

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

MEAGER

Possible Answers:

Valuable

Enthusiastic

Surprising

Selfish

Inadequate

Correct answer:

Inadequate

Explanation:

"Meager" means lacking in regard to a requirement, or "inadequate."

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