SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, and Understanding

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

Synonyms: Select the word which is most similar to the word in capital letters.

EXTINCT

Possible Answers:

Sent forth

Let in

Taken apart

Wiped out

Pushed together

Correct answer:

Wiped out

Explanation:

“Extinct” means wiped out, died out, no longer around. As in, the dinosaurs are “extinct.”

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

BELIEVABLE

Possible Answers:

Weak

Unlikely

Helpless

Confusing

Authentic

Correct answer:

Authentic

Explanation:

Believeable and authentic relate to being convincing or likely. 

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

CANDID

Possible Answers:

Possible

Honest

Preposterous

Careful

New

Correct answer:

Honest

Explanation:

"Candid" is an adjective meaning truthful and holding no information back, so we need to pick out another adjective that means something like truthful. Since "honest" means sincere or virtuous, "honest" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "candid," so "honest" is the correct answer.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

OBLIVIOUS

Possible Answers:

Creative 

Susceptible

Normal 

Unaware 

Unusual 

Correct answer:

Unaware 

Explanation:

Someone who is "oblivious" is not aware of what is going on, so the correct answer is “unaware,” a word that means not aware, as you may have inferred from the word's use of the negative prefix "un-," which means not. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "oblivious": "susceptible" means vulnerable or in danger; "unusual" means not normal or weird; and "creative" means imaginative.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

AUTHENTIC

Possible Answers:

Real

Fake 

Commonplace 

Distinct 

Disparate 

Correct answer:

Real

Explanation:

Something that is "authentic" is genuine and real, so "real" is the correct answer. "Authentic" is an opposite, or antonym, of "fake," which means not genuine. To help you, "disparate" means different, "distinct" means easily recognizable due to differences from something or someone else, and "commonplace" means ordinary.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

FRANK

Possible Answers:

Friendly

Untrue

Sympathetic

Straightforward

Fair

Correct answer:

Straightforward

Explanation:

"Frank" means addressing the truth directly regardless of people's feelings, so the best synonym is "straightforward," which means simple when referring to actions or direct and honest when referring to people. As for the other answer choices, "friendly" means amiable, "fair" means just or treating everyone equally, "sympathetic" means identifying with on an emotional level, and "untrue" means false.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

BLUNT

Possible Answers:

Straightforward 

Sympathetic 

Stubborn

Calculating 

Silent 

Correct answer:

Straightforward 

Explanation:

"Blunt" means expressing things clearly and honestly, which is also the definition of “straightforward.” So, "straightforward" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "blunt": "stubborn" means not changing one's mind or plan even when urged to; "calculating" means cunning; "sympathetic" means thinking about other people’s feelings, and "silent" means making no noise.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

AUTHENTIC

Possible Answers:

Unsuccessful 

Phony 

Lucky 

Fake 

Real 

Correct answer:

Real 

Explanation:

“Authentic” means real or genuine. To provide further help, “phony” means the same thing as “fake," and “unsuccessful” means not completed or failed.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Truth, Existence, And Understanding

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

STRAIGHTFORWARD

Possible Answers:

Savage 

Simple 

Deceitful

Furious 

Comely 

Correct answer:

Simple 

Explanation:

“Straightforward” can mean honest when used to describe a person, or simple and easily accomplished when used to describe a task. To provide further help, “deceitful” means dishonest; “comely” means cute; “savage” means wild and vicious; and “furious” means very angry.

Example Question #78 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

LEGITIMATE

Possible Answers:

Playful

Intense

Dizzy

Doubtful

Valid

Correct answer:

Valid

Explanation:

“Legitimate” is a word that can be used as an adjective or as a verb, but because all of the answer choices are adjectives, that means that we will need to consider “legitimate” as an adjective. When used as an adjective, “legitimate” can mean “conforming to the law or to rules” or “able to be defended with logic or justification,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “legal,” “logical,” or “justifiable.” That means that “doubtful” cannot be the correct answer, because “doubtful” is an adjective that can mean “not established as genuine or acceptable,” making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “legitimate.” “Valid,” however, is adjective that can mean “having a sound basis in logic or fact; reasonable or cogent,” when used of an argument or a point, or “legally and officially acceptable.” “Valid” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “legitimate,” so “valid” is the correct answer.

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