SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, and Rarity

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Example Questions

Example Question #641 : Synonyms

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

TYPICAL

Possible Answers:

Terrible

Unusual

Nervous

Ordinary

Empty

Correct answer:

Ordinary

Explanation:

"Typical" is an adjective that means ordinary, so "ordinary" is the correct answer.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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.

UNCANNY

Possible Answers:

uncanned

extraordinary

regular

weird

bottled

Correct answer:

extraordinary

Explanation:

"Uncanny" means surpasing the ordinary or extraordinary.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

NORMAL

Possible Answers:

Ordinary

Abnormal

Illuminating

Excitable

Bold

Correct answer:

Ordinary

Explanation:

"Normal" is defined as conforming to a usual standard. Since "ordinary" is defined as normal or not distinct, "ordinary" is our best answer choice. "Abnormal" and "normal" are antonyms.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

COMMON

Possible Answers:

Delayed

Handsome

Brave

Ordinary

Quick

Correct answer:

Ordinary

Explanation:

"Common" means normal or ordinary, so "ordinary" is the correct answer. "Handsome" describes someone who is good-looking; "brave" means courageous; "quick" means fast; and "delayed" means late or slow.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

Which is a synonym for identical? 

Possible Answers:

Not the same

Different

None of the other choices.

Same

Indirect

Correct answer:

Same

Explanation:

"Identical" and "same" both can mean something looks or acts exactly alike. 

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

ODD

Possible Answers:

Inferior

Peculiar

Normal

Beneficial

Deceit

Correct answer:

Peculiar

Explanation:

"Odd" is defined as different from what is usual or expected. So, "peculiar," which means unusual or strange, is our best answer choice because both "odd" and "peculiar" describe something that is strange or unexpected. "Normal" is an antonym, or opposite, of "odd."

Example Question #642 : Synonyms

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

WONDERFUL

Possible Answers:

Diverse

Amazing 

Complicated 

Detestable

Simple 

Correct answer:

Amazing 

Explanation:

Something that is “wonderful” is full of wonder, or “amazing.” To provide further help, “detestable” means deserving of hatred; “simple” means easy or uncomplicated and is the opposite of “complicated”; and “diverse” means varied.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

TYPICAL

Possible Answers:

Invisible

Eager

Peculiar

Infrequent

Usual

Correct answer:

Usual

Explanation:

Both "typical" means normal or everyday, so "usual," which means standard or normal, is the correct answer. "Peculiar" cannot be the correct answer because "peculiar" means unusual, making it an opposite, or antonym, of "typical." None of the other answers have meanings related to that of "typical": "infrequent" means occuring rarely; "eager" means keen or enthusiastic; and "invisible" means not able to be seen, as you might have been able to infer from the word's use of the negative prefix "in-," which means not, and "visible."

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

PLEASANT

Possible Answers:

Frequent

Sad

Terrible

Brave

Enjoyable

Correct answer:

Enjoyable

Explanation:

"Pleasant" means enjoyable; terrible means very bad; sad means not happy; frequent means occuring many times; and brave means courageous.

Example Question #20 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

SUPERB

Possible Answers:

Mediocre

Confined

Monotonous

Excellent

Inadequate

Correct answer:

Excellent

Explanation:

“Superb” means excellent, perfect, or very good, so "excellent" is the correct answer. To provide further help, “inadequate” means not good enough; “mediocre” means average when higher quality was expected; “monotonous” means tedious and boring or spoken using one tone; and “confined” means restrained.

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