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:

Tired

Happy

Sad

Unlucky

Upset

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:

happy

angry

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 #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

Fearful

Possible Answers:

Quick

Strong

Scared

Bold

Unafraid

Correct answer:

Scared

Explanation:

"Fearful" means afraid or scared.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

Disappointed

Possible Answers:

Excited

Respected

Cheerful

Displeased

Awkward

Correct answer:

Displeased

Explanation:

"Disappointed" means displeased.

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.

FURIOUS

Possible Answers:

Annoying

Important

Lucky

Broken

Angry

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:

Forgetful

Hopeful 

Hopeless 

Wealthy 

Knowledgeable

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

Miserable 

Saddened

Happy 

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 #4 : 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

Tired

Fleeting

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:

Bare 

Resistant 

Confident 

Phenomenal 

Caused 

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 #6 : 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:

Hungry 

Jealous 

Angry 

Sad

Happy 

Correct answer:

Angry 

Explanation:

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

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