SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, and Size

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

A synonym of "solitary" is . . .

Possible Answers:

friendly

mean

unaccompanied

athletic

escorted

Correct answer:

unaccompanied

Explanation:

"Solitary" is an adjective that means "done or existing alone," or when describing a place, "secluded or isolated." So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "done alone" or "secluded." "Escorted" may look like a good answer, but "escorted" means "accompanied somewhere, especially for protection or security, or as a mark of rank." Because "escorted" means the opposite of "solitary," it cannot be the correct answer. "Unaccompanied," however, means "having no companion or escort." Because "unaccompanied" is closest in meaning to "solitary," "unaccompanied" is the correct answer.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

Which is a synonym for the word vast?

The vast prairie was full of flowers and wildlife.

Possible Answers:

small

enormous

None of the other answer choices

finite

tiny

Correct answer:

enormous

Explanation:

Enormous can be substituted in for vast to maintain a similar meaning.  

Example Question #1241 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

A synonym of "meager" is __________.

Possible Answers:

much

paltry

sufficient

grand

jumbled

Correct answer:

paltry

Explanation:

"Meager" is an adjective that means "lacking in quantity or quality," and used to refer to something provided or available. So, we need to pick out an adjective that means something like "lacking." While "sufficient" might look like a potentially correct answer, "sufficient" means "enough" or "adequate," "sufficient" is an opposite of "lacking," so it can't be the correct answer. "Paltry," however, is an adjective that means "small or meager" and is used to describe amounts. Since "paltry" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "meager," "paltry" is the correct answer.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

A synonym of “uniform” is __________.

Possible Answers:

potential

gargantuan

demonstrated

varying

consistent

Correct answer:

consistent

Explanation:

“Uniform,” when used as an adjective, means “not changing in form or character; remaining the same,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “not changing” or “similar to others.” That means that “varying” cannot be the correct answer, because when used as an adjective, “varying” means “differing in size, amount, degree, or nature from something else of the same general class,” making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “uniform.” “Consistent,” however, is an adjective that refers to a person, behavior, or process, and means “unchanging over a period of time,” and because “consistent” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “uniform,” “consistent” is the correct answer.

Example Question #602 : Synonyms

Which word could have a similar meaning to the underlined word?

The girl piled a substantial amount of potatoes onto her plate.

Possible Answers:

large

medium

small

None of the above

tiny

Correct answer:

large

Explanation:

"Large" could replace "substantial" to maintain the meaning of the sentence. 

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

Which word has a similar meaning to the underlined word?

I cannot believe he ate the entire pizza!

Possible Answers:

whole

part

portion

None of the other answers

sausage

Correct answer:

whole

Explanation:

"Whole" and "entire" have the same meaning. 

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

Synonyms: choose the answer with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Enormous

Possible Answers:

Tiny

Smooth

Famous

Medium

Large

Correct answer:

Large

Explanation:

"Enormous" means extremely large.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

Synonyms: choose the answer with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Several

Possible Answers:

A few

Too much

None

Couple

One

Correct answer:

A few

Explanation:

"Several" means a number of, but more than a couple.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

Synonyms: choose the answer with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Crowded

Possible Answers:

Annoying

Packed

Painful

Empty

Reliable

Correct answer:

Packed

Explanation:

"Crowded" means full or packed.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

Synonyms: choose the answer with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Tiny

Possible Answers:

Understandable

Wealthy

Confusing

Huge

Small

Correct answer:

Small

Explanation:

"Tiny" means extremely small.

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