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:

Sad

Happy

Unlucky

Upset

Tired

Correct answer:

Happy

Explanation:

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

Example Question #1 : 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:

None of the above

annoyed

angry

sad

happy

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:

Scared

Unafraid

Bold

Quick

Strong

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:

Excited

Awkward

Respected

Displeased

Cheerful

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:

Important

Annoying

Lucky

Angry

Broken

Correct answer:

Angry

Explanation:

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

Example Question #2 : 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:

Wealthy 

Forgetful

Hopeful 

Knowledgeable

Hopeless 

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 #3 : 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:

Eloquent 

Frightened

Saddened

Happy 

Miserable 

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 #1 : 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:

Gloomy

Brilliant

Fleeting

Tired

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 #5 : 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:

Caused 

Resistant 

Phenomenal 

Confident 

Bare 

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 #1 : 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:

Happy 

Angry 

Jealous 

Hungry 

Sad

Correct answer:

Angry 

Explanation:

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

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