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

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Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

LUCRATIVE

Possible Answers:

Remarkable

Profitable

Desolate

Holy

Corny

Correct answer:

Profitable

Explanation:

Something that is "lucrative" makes a lot of money, this is the same as saying "profitable." A business that is "profitable" and "lucrative" is a business that makes a lot of money. To provide further help, "desolate" means isolated and without life; "remarkable" means fascinating, interesting; "corny" means cheesy

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

PRODUCTIVE

Possible Answers:

Forceful

Efficient

Remorseful

Considerate

Untimely

Correct answer:

Efficient

Explanation:

"Productive" means efficient. If someone has been "productive" than they have got a large amount of work done. To provide further help, "untimely" means happening at a bad time, happening too soon; "forceful" means done or said with force; "considerate" means kind and thoughtful; "remorseful" means sorry, feeling sorry for having done something wrong.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

FUNDAMENTAL 

Possible Answers:

Complex 

Basic 

Remote 

Unique 

Doubtful 

Correct answer:

Basic 

Explanation:

"Fundamental," when used an adjective, most nearly means something that is of basic and of essential importance. 

Example Question #24 : 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:

Even

Abnormal

Common

Simple

Usual

Correct answer:

Abnormal

Explanation:

"Odd" and "abnormal" are synonyms. They refer to something or someone that is out of the ordinary. The other words do not share this meaning. "Common" and "usual" are antonyms of "odd."

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

RARE

Possible Answers:

Good

Great

Plenty

A lot

Few

Correct answer:

Few

Explanation:

"Good" and "great" are closely related, as are "plenty" and "a lot." The word "rare" is closest in meaning to the word "few." "His paintings were considered rare because so few were left after the fire." Process of elimination can help you arrive at the correct answer here.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

WORTHY

Possible Answers:

Worthless

Valuable

Needless

Useless

Needy

Correct answer:

Valuable

Explanation:

The words "worthy" and "valuable" are synonymous; they refer to something that has value. The word "worthless" is an antonym of the words "worthy" and "valuable." "Needless" refers to something that is not necessary. "Needy" refers to someone who demands a lot of attention.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

HARDY

Possible Answers:

Party

Forceful

Tough

Correct

Easy

Correct answer:

Tough

Explanation:

"Hardy" means something is able to withstand difficult conditions. Animals such as the polar bear are hardy because they live in very cold climates. "Tough" means something can withstand difficult conditions or rough handling. A person that is treated poorly but continues to excel might be said to be tough.

"Forceful" means strong or assertive.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

PRINCIPAL

Possible Answers:

Janitor

Friend

Final

Intermediate

Primary

Correct answer:

Primary

Explanation:

PRINCIPAL can be used as both a noun and an adjective. When used as a noun, it means most important person in an organization. In this case, you are looking for its meaning as an adjective. As an adjective, PRINCIPAL means first, or primary.

A "janitor" is someone that cleans the inside of buildings.

"Final" means last.

A "friend" is someone you like and spend time with.

"Intermediate" means middle.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

NOTORIOUS

Possible Answers:

Cooperative

Unknown

Infamous

Celebrated

Convoluted

Correct answer:

Infamous

Explanation:

"Notorious" most nearly means infamous, or to be known in a very negative way. "Infamous" is often incorrectly used in common speech to simply mean something that is well known; however, "infamous" in fact only refers to things regarded as negative. "Celebrated" is a direct antonym for "notorious", as it is an adjective that implies positive feelings. "Unknown" likewise is not a synonym because something that is "notorious" is in fact generally known. "Convoluted" and "cooperative" have no relation to the word "notorious."

Example Question #29 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Value, And Rarity

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

NOURISHING

Possible Answers:

Famine

Healthy

Dangerous

Predictable

Determined

Correct answer:

Healthy

Explanation:

"Nourishing" means containing substances that are helpful for growth and good health, thus "healthy" is the best synonym of "nourishing."

Incorrect Answers:

"Determined" indicates being motivated to do something.

"Predictable" means expected.

"Dangerous" involves some risk.

"Famine" means a severe lack of food

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