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 #134 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

HEROIC

Possible Answers:

Brave 

Literary

Beneficial 

Boastful 

Puny

Correct answer:

Brave 

Explanation:

Something “heroic” has the characteristics of a hero, and as such it is most similar to the word “brave.” To provide further help, someone who is “boastful” likes talking about him- or herself; and “beneficial” means helpful.

Example Question #135 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

GULLIBLE

Possible Answers:

Angry 

Trusting 

Ignorant 

Dishonest 

Faithful 

Correct answer:

Trusting 

Explanation:

Someone who is “gullible” trusts other people too much and believes everything that is said to be true. It is similar to “faithful,” which means to have faith in things, but more similar to “trusting” because that means to trust everyone. To provide further help, “ignorant” means not educated or not aware of something, and “dishonest” means not honest, as you may be able to tell by the word's use of the negative prefix "dis."

Example Question #136 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

MELLOW

Possible Answers:

Convincing

Inauthentic

Easygoing

Difficult

Famous

Correct answer:

Easygoing

Explanation:

"Mellow" means difficult to anger or provoke, so "easygoing," which means not often worrying about things and difficult to anger is the answer choice closest in meaning to "mellow."

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

THRIFTY

Possible Answers:

Speculative

Extravagant

Frugal

Wary

Tough

Correct answer:

Frugal

Explanation:

"Thrifty" means not spending a lot of money and always looking for ways to spend less. "Frugal" has a very similar meaning and is thus the correct answer.

Example Question #138 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

HUMBLE

Possible Answers:

Brilliant 

Creative 

Paltry 

Humorous 

Modest 

Correct answer:

Modest 

Explanation:

Someone who is "humble: is modest, and both "humble" and "modest" describe someone who does not brag. So, "modest" is the correct answer. To help you, "humorous" means funny, "paltry" means small or too little, and "brilliant" means very goodvery smart, or bright with light.

Example Question #139 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

ELOQUENT

Possible Answers:

Foolish 

Intelligent 

Well-spoken 

Destitute 

Wealthy 

Correct answer:

Well-spoken 

Explanation:

Someone who is "eloquent" is very well-spoken, so "well-spoken" is the correct answer. To help you, "foolish" means silly or stupid and is an opposite, or antonym, of "intelligent," which means smart. "Destitute" means very poor and is an opposite, or antonym, of "wealthy," which means rich.

Example Question #140 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

MODEST

Possible Answers:

Rich

Beautiful

Boastful

Showy

Humble

Correct answer:

Humble

Explanation:

"Modest" is an adjective that means humble, so "humble" is the correct answer.

Example Question #531 : Synonyms

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

BOLD

Possible Answers:

Ancient

Youthful

Timid

Brave

Reserved

Correct answer:

Brave

Explanation:

Someone who is “bold” is brave and adventurous. To provide further help, “timid” and “reserved” both mean shy and quiet, “youthful” means young, and “ancient” means very old.

Example Question #532 : Synonyms

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

FAITHFUL

Possible Answers:

Morbid

Honest

Loyal

Deceptive

Dishonest

Correct answer:

Loyal

Explanation:

“Faithful” means loyal and dedicated. To provide further help, “dishonest” means not honest. (The prefix "dis-" means not.) “Deceptive” means tricky, sneaky; “morbid” means related to death or similarly upsetting subjects in an unpleasant way.

Example Question #1181 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

ACTIVE

Possible Answers:

Dreary

Fragile

Jealous

Lonely

Lively

Correct answer:

Lively

Explanation:

The word “active” means lively and full of energy, so "lively" is the correct answer. To provide further help, “fragile” means easily broken; “lonely” means feeling sad about being alone; “jealous” means wanting what someone else has, and "dreary" means dull and causing one to feel sad.

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