SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, and Age

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Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, And Age

Which word can replace the underlined word?

The beginning act of the play was excellent.

Possible Answers:

None of the above

 

 

introductory 

last

final

concluding

Correct answer:

introductory 

Explanation:

"Introductory" can replace "beginning" to maintain the same meaning.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, And Age

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

UNPRECEDENTED

Possible Answers:

Appropriate 

Serious 

Unique 

Energetic 

Terrible

Correct answer:

Unique 

Explanation:

Something that is "unprecedented" has no "precedent," or previous case, so "unprecedented" describes something that has not happened before. So, "unique," which means one-of-a-kind or having no similar instances, is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "unprecedented": "energetic" means full of energy; "serious" means solumn or in earnest, with no intention to deceive or joke around; "terrible" means very bad; and "appropriate" means fitting the given setting.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, And Age

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

COINCIDENTAL

Possible Answers:

Suggest 

Observe 

Concerned 

Chance 

Reluctant 

Correct answer:

Chance 

Explanation:

"Coincidental" means occuring by chance, and you might call a "coincidental" meeting a "chance" meeting. So, "chance" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "coincidental": "reluctant" means not eager and resistant; "concerned" means worried or troubled; to "observe" something means to watch it; and "suggest" means share an idea about what to do or how to do something.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, And Age

Select the word or phrase which is most similar to the word in capital letters

IDLE

Possible Answers:

Disrespectful

Stubborn

Greedy 

Inactive

Cheerful 

Correct answer:

Inactive

Explanation:

"Idle" means inactive, so "inactive" is the correct answer. To help you, "cheerful" means happy, "generous" means giving, and "disrespectful" means rude.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, And Age

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

SUDDEN

Possible Answers:

Fabulous

Expensive

Unexpected

Chronic

Periodic

Correct answer:

Unexpected

Explanation:

"Sudden" is defined as occurring quickly and unexpectedly; thus, "unexpected" is the best answer choice.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, And Age

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

RAPID

Possible Answers:

Evil

Humorous

Gigantic

Quick

Careful

Correct answer:

Quick

Explanation:

"Rapid" means quick, so "quick" is the correct answer. "Gigantic" means very large; "humorous" means funny; "careful" means cautious; and "evil" means bad.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, And Age

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

INSTANT

Possible Answers:

Putrid

Similar

Immediately

Magical

Delayed

Correct answer:

Immediately

Explanation:

"Instant" is defined as occurring immediately, so "immediately" is the best answer choice! "Delayed" means taking more time to happen than was originally predicted, making it a loose antonym, or opposite, of "instant," and the other answer choices are not related in meaning to "instant."

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, And Age

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

TIMELY

Possible Answers:

Fast

Opportune

Swift

Quick

Speedy

Correct answer:

Opportune

Explanation:

"Timely" and "opportune" are synonyms. They refer to something that occurs at the right moment. This is a particularly difficult pair of words. If you look at the other answer choices, you'll find that they are all very similar. In fact, the other answer choices are synonymous with each other. "Opportune" is the one word that doesn't fit with the other answer choices. Therefore, it is likely to be related to the word "timely."

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, And Age

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

STEALTHY

Possible Answers:

Handsome

Bold

Slick

Swift

Daring

Correct answer:

Swift

Explanation:

The words "stealthy" and "swift" are synonyms describing something that is fast. The other words do not share this meaning. 

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Timing, Speed, Movement, And Age

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

SWIFT

Possible Answers:

Stealthy

Loud

Booming

Sluggish

Slow

Correct answer:

Stealthy

Explanation:

The words "stealthy" and "swift" are synonymous. They both refer to something that is quick. The words "slow" and "sluggish" mean the same thing; they refer to something that is not fast. "Loud" and "booming" are synonymous; they refer to something very loud. Identifying this relationship between the answer choices will help you arrive at the correct answer.

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