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

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Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

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

VAST

Possible Answers:

Small

Dangerous

Invisible

Large

Slow

Correct answer:

Large

Explanation:

"Vast" means large; Small is the opposite; Dangerous means the potential to cause harm; Slow means moving at a low speed; and Invisible means not able to be seen.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

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

SOLE

Possible Answers:

Only

Many

Body

Property

Together

Correct answer:

Only

Explanation:

"Sole" means only, so "only" would be the best answer. "Many" is an antonym, or opposite, of "sole."

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

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

SOLO

Possible Answers:

Crafty 

Intrepid 

Alone 

Grave 

Paired 

Correct answer:

Alone 

Explanation:

“Solo,” when used as an adjective, means alone or by yourself, so "alone" is the best answer choice. To provide further help, “crafty” means cunning, sneaky and clever; “paired” means matched up in groups of two or put together with something else; “grave” means serious and sad; and “intrepid” means adventurous.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

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

TREMENDOUS

Possible Answers:

Collaborative

Unimposing

Horrifying

Monumental

Common

Correct answer:

Monumental

Explanation:

Both "tremendous" and "monumental" mean exceedingly large in importance or size, so "monumental" is the correct answer.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

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

DISTINCT

Possible Answers:

Abolish 

Raze

Separate 

Opaque 

Confirm 

Correct answer:

Separate 

Explanation:

"Distinct" means separate, individual,or not together, so "separate" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "distinct": "abolish" means get rid of a rule, law, or custom; "confirm" means agree that something is true or provide evidence that demonstrates that something is true; "raze" means destroy; and "opaque" means solid or unable to be seen through.

Example Question #231 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

VAST

Possible Answers:

Plump

Big

Tight

Loose

Skinny

Correct answer:

Big

Explanation:

“Vast” means very big and expansive. To provide further help, “skinny” means thin; “plump” means rounded and somewhat fat; “loose” means unsecured or baggy. “Loose” and “tight” are antonyms of one another because they mean opposite things. “Skinny” and “plump” are also antonyms of one another.

Example Question #232 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

NUMEROUS

Possible Answers:

Numbers

Few

Some

Many

Correct answer:

Many

Explanation:

"Numerous" means many. For example: There were numerous ants crawling over the sandwich. "Few" is an antonym to "numerous."

Example Question #233 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

FREQUENT

Possible Answers:

Normal

Eternal

Regular

Constant

Irregular

Correct answer:

Regular

Explanation:

The words "frequent" and "regular" are synonymous. They are used to refer to something that happens often. Although some of the other words also refer the rate at which something happens, they are not as closely related as the words "frequent" and "regular."

Example Question #234 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

MASSIVE

Possible Answers:

Moderate

Plenty

Sufficient

Enough

Gigantic

Correct answer:

Gigantic

Explanation:

"Massive" and "gigantic" both refer to something having a very large size. The other words describe quantities not sizes. 

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, And Size

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

ENLARGED

Possible Answers:

Huge

Humongous

Bigger

Enormous

Gigantic

Correct answer:

Bigger

Explanation:

The words "enlarged" and "bigger" are closest in meaning; these synonyms refer to something that has been made larger. The words "humongous," "enormous," "gigantic," and "huge" are all synonymous with each other. They refer to something that is extremely big; these words do not necessarily refer to something that has been made bigger or that has been enlarged. 

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