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

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Example Question #79 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

AIMLESS

Possible Answers:

Hopeless 

Pointless 

Helpless 

Meaningful 

Hopeful 

Correct answer:

Pointless 

Explanation:

Aimless means pointless or without a purpose; you might be able to infer this because the word is a combination of "aim," which can mean purpose or goal, and the suffix "-less," which means without. So, "pointless" is the correct answer becuase it means without a point or purpose. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "aimless": "meaningful "means important; "hopeful" means optimistic, and "helpless" means pitiful or incapable of defending oneself.

Example Question #78 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

FALSE

Possible Answers:

Inhumane

Authentic

Terrible

Unfounded

Awful

Correct answer:

Unfounded

Explanation:

"False" and "unfounded" are synonyms. "Unfounded" refers to a claim that is not based in truth. The other words do not share this meaning.

Example Question #81 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

UNREAL

Possible Answers:

Unholy

Imaginary

Unclear

Underground

Useless

Correct answer:

Imaginary

Explanation:

The words "unreal" and "imaginary" are synonymous. They refer to things that do not have a physical reality. The word "unholy" refers to something that does not accord with religious beliefs. "Unclear" refers to something that is confusing; "useless" refers to something that has no use. "Underground" refers to something that is under the ground, like a basement.

Example Question #82 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

ACCURATE

Possible Answers:

Decisive

Similar

Partial

Developed

Correct

Correct answer:

Correct

Explanation:

The word closest in meaning to ACCURATE is "correct." "Accurate" means correct or exact.

"Decisive" means making decisions quickly.

If you have a "partial" answer or a "partial" payment, you only have part of it. "Partial" means incomplete.

"Developed" means advanced, or elaborated upon.

"Similar" means alike. Words that are synonyms are "similar."

Example Question #83 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

AMBIGUOUS

Possible Answers:

Manageable 

Finite 

Standardized 

Unclear

Definitive 

Correct answer:

Unclear

Explanation:

"Ambiguous" most nearly means unclear or vague. It can also refer to a word or phrasing that has more than one meaning. "Finite," "definitive," and "standardized" all refer to something that is constant and in its final state and are therefore antonyms. "Manageable" refers to something that can be controlled and is not related to "ambiguous."

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