SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Synonyms: select the word that most closely matches.

Cheerful

Possible Answers:

Unlucky

Happy

Sad

Tired

Upset

Correct answer:

Happy

Explanation:

Cheerful and happy both relate to ones mood being in high spirits. 

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Which word could have a similar meaning to the underlined word in the sentence?

She was so jubilant she jumped into the air.  

Possible Answers:

angry

happy

sad

annoyed

None of the above

Correct answer:

happy

Explanation:

Both jubliant and happy allow for the sentence to maintain it's meaning. 

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

Fearful

Possible Answers:

Quick

Scared

Strong

Bold

Unafraid

Correct answer:

Scared

Explanation:

"Fearful" means afraid or scared.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

Disappointed

Possible Answers:

Displeased

Respected

Cheerful

Awkward

Excited

Correct answer:

Displeased

Explanation:

"Disappointed" means displeased.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

FURIOUS

Possible Answers:

Annoying

Lucky

Angry

Broken

Important

Correct answer:

Angry

Explanation:

"Furious" is an adjective that means angry, so "angry" is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

DESPONDENT

Possible Answers:

Forgetful

Knowledgeable

Hopeless 

Wealthy 

Hopeful 

Correct answer:

Hopeless 

Explanation:

If you are "despondent," you are feeling sad and without hope, so the correct answer is “hopeless,” a word that means desperateforlorn, or horrendous. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "hopeless": someone who is "wealthy" has lots of money; someone who is "forgetful" is not able to remember things well; and someone who is "knowledgeable" is very smart.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

ALARMED

Possible Answers:

Saddened

Happy 

Miserable 

Eloquent 

Frightened

Correct answer:

Frightened

Explanation:

"Alarmed" means frightened or scared, so "frightened" is the correct answer. As for the other answers choices, "miserable" means very sad, and "eloquent" means well-spoken.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

DISMAL

Possible Answers:

Tired

Fleeting

Brilliant

Gloomy

Correct answer:

Gloomy

Explanation:

"Gloomy" is the correct answer. "Dismal" means producing a sad feeling in onlookers, and "gloomy" means dark and producing a sad feeling in onlookers. For example, one might say, "The gloomy old house was falling apart because it had been abandoned."

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

ASSURED

Possible Answers:

Confident 

Caused 

Phenomenal 

Bare 

Resistant 

Correct answer:

Confident 

Explanation:

If you feel "assured," you feel confident, so "confident" is the correct answer. To help you, "bare" means having no decoration or covering, "resistant" means not giving in to pressure, and "phenomenal" means really great.

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:

Sad

Jealous 

Hungry 

Happy 

Angry 

Correct answer:

Angry 

Explanation:

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

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