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 #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

ARROGANT

Possible Answers:

Friendly 

Kind 

Proud 

Religious 

Generous 

Correct answer:

Proud 

Explanation:

Someone who is "arrogant" is very proud of his- or herself and confident in his or her abilities, so "proud" is the correct answer.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

ENERGETIC

Possible Answers:

Outdated

Rocky

Active

Bubbly

Messy

Correct answer:

Active

Explanation:

"Energetic" is defined as demonstrating or having a lot of energy. "Active" means energetic, so "active" is the best answer choice!

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

NAÏVE

Possible Answers:

Menacing 

Innocent 

Kind

Sore

Massive 

Correct answer:

Innocent 

Explanation:

"Naïve" means innocent and easily tricked, so "innocent" is the correct answer. To help you, "sore" means sensitive or in pain, "menacing" means scary, and "massive" means very big.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

SLY

Possible Answers:

Wise 

Intelligent 

Cunning 

Helpful 

Striking 

Correct answer:

Cunning 

Explanation:

"Sly" means sneaky and cunning, so "cunning" is the correct answer. To help you, "striking" means noticeable, and "wise" means very clever.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

DIABOLICAL

Possible Answers:

Humorous 

Absolve 

Evil

Kind 

Good 

Correct answer:

Evil

Explanation:

"Diabolical" means evil, so "evil" is the correct answer. To help you, "absolve" means free someone from blame or guilt, and "humorous" means very funny.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

LOYAL

Possible Answers:

Timid 

Fierce 

Fearful

Late 

Faithful

Correct answer:

Faithful

Explanation:

Someone who is "loyal" is honest and faithful; a loyal person stays by your side through good and bad times. So, "faithful" is the correct answer. To help you, "timid" means shy, and "fearful" means afraid.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

VIRTUOUS

Possible Answers:

Bold 

Good 

Evil

Shy 

Wet

Correct answer:

Good 

Explanation:

"Virtuous" means good, so "good" is the correct answer. A "virtue," which is a positive attribute, is the opposite of a "vice," which is a negative attribute. Kindness is a virtue; dishonesty is a vice.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

DEVOUT

Possible Answers:

Minuscule

Religious 

Massive

Excessive

Pleasant

Correct answer:

Religious 

Explanation:

Someone who is "devout" is very religious, so "religious" is the correct answer. To help you, "massive" means very big, "minuscule" means very small, and "excessive" means too much.

Example Question #29 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

Each of the following questions consists of one word followed by five words or phrases. You are to select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

PERSNICKETY

Possible Answers:

sneaky

messy

rickets

personal

fussy

Correct answer:

fussy

Explanation:

"Persnickety" means fussy or a desire to have things precisely as you wish.

Example Question #30 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

BENEVOLENT

Possible Answers:

Worldly

Brave

Courageous

Expensive

Kind

Correct answer:

Kind

Explanation:

"Benevolent" means kind or compassionate, so "kind" is the correct answer.

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