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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

TYPICAL

Possible Answers:

Ordinary

Empty

Unusual

Terrible

Nervous

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

bottled

regular

weird

extraordinary

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:

Excitable

Bold

Abnormal

Illuminating

Ordinary

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:

Quick

Brave

Ordinary

Handsome

Delayed

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:

Same

Different

Not the same

Indirect

None of the other choices.

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:

Peculiar

Beneficial

Normal

Inferior

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 #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

WONDERFUL

Possible Answers:

Detestable

Simple 

Complicated 

Amazing 

Diverse

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 #17 : 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:

Infrequent

Peculiar

Invisible

Eager

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 #18 : 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

Terrible

Brave

Enjoyable

Sad

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:

Monotonous

Confined

Inadequate

Mediocre

Excellent

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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