SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

Elegant

Possible Answers:

Quick

Awkward

Strong

Smart

Graceful

Correct answer:

Graceful

Explanation:

"Elegant" means graceful.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

Intelligent

Possible Answers:

Friendly

Athletic

Kind

Helpful

Smart

Correct answer:

Smart

Explanation:

"Intelligent" means smart.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

Which word can replace the underlined word?

It could be considered selfish to eat the whole pizza and not share with your friends.

Possible Answers:

intelligent

greedy

wise

smart

None of the above

Correct answer:

greedy

Explanation:

"Greedy" could replace "selfish" to maintain the same meaning of the sentence. 

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

STEALTHY

Possible Answers:

Inconsiderate 

Diabolical 

Sneaky 

Benevolent 

Considerate 

Correct answer:

Sneaky 

Explanation:

Someone who is "stealthy" is very sneaky and good at staying hidden, so "sneaky" is the correct answer. None of the other answers are close in meaning to "stealthy": "considerate" means kind and "inconsiderate" means unkind, as you might be able to guess from the use of the negative prefix "in-," which means not, in "inconsiderate"; and "diabolical" means evil and "benevolent" means kind and generous.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

GENEROUS

Possible Answers:

Unseflish 

Selfish 

Comfortable 

Pleasant

Uncomfortable 

Correct answer:

Unseflish 

Explanation:

Someone who is "generous" is not selfish and enjoys sharing, so the correct answer is “unselfish.” None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "generous."

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

CALLOUS

Possible Answers:

Brash 

Bold 

Paranoid 

Reluctant 

Heartless 

Correct answer:

Heartless 

Explanation:

"Callous" means cruel, unkind or heartless, so "heartless" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "callous": "brash" means bold; "reluctant" means disinclined or resistant, or not wanting to do something; and "paranoid" means perceiving and fearing something that doesn't actually exist.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

VOCAL

Possible Answers:

Visible 

Loud 

Invisible 

Untimely 

Silent 

Correct answer:

Loud 

Explanation:

"Vocal" means loud and liking to speak one's mind, so "loud" is the correct answer. To help you, "visible" means able to be seen, and "untimely" means occurring at a bad time.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

AFFECTIONATE

Possible Answers:

Loving 

Silly 

Boundary 

Married 

Angry

Correct answer:

Loving 

Explanation:

Someone who is "affectionate" is loving, so "loving" is the correct answer. To help you, "poorly" means sick, and a "boundary" is a border, often specifically the border between two areas.

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

AMBITIOUS

Possible Answers:

Stubborn 

Immaculate 

Aimless 

Determined 

Excellent 

Correct answer:

Determined 

Explanation:

Someone who is "ambitious" is determined and sets difficult goals for themselves to achieve. So, "determined" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "ambitious": "excellent" means very good; "immaculate" means very clean; and "aimless" means without direction or focus.

Example Question #20 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

WISE

Possible Answers:

Pleasant

Sensible

Happy

Funny

Correct answer:

Sensible

Explanation:

The correct answer is "sensible." "Sensible" and wise are adjectives and both words mean intelligent and reasonable.  For example, one might say, "She made a sensible decision to save her money."

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