SSAT Middle Level Verbal : SSAT Middle Level Verbal

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Middle Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #2281 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

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

AGGREGATE

Possible Answers:

Total

Nothing

Firm

Unreliable

Mutual

Correct answer:

Total

Explanation:

The noun and adjective "aggregate" refers to the sum of multiple parts, the total, the whole. To "aggregate" means to form or calculate a whole from multiple parts. Additionally, "mutual" means shared; "unreliable" means not reliable, not trustworthy, not responsible.

Example Question #2282 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

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

RICKETY

Possible Answers:

Implied

Indecisive

Unlucky

Improbable

Unstable

Correct answer:

Unstable

Explanation:

The adjective "rickety" means shaky, unsteady, poorly made and likely to fall. Additionally, "implied" means not directly stated, but suggested; "improbable" means not likely to happen; "indecisive" means hesitant, not able to decide between two or more options.

Example Question #2283 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

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

ENGAGING

Possible Answers:

Meticulous

Cohesive

Interesting

Comprehensive

Repulsive

Correct answer:

Interesting

Explanation:

The adjective "engaging" means captivating, charming and appealing, interesting, worthy of attention. Additionally, "meticulous" means paying close attention to detail, hard-working; "repulsive" means not attractive, disgusting; "cohesive" means fitting well together, well-matched; "comprehensive" means complete, thorough, not omitting anything.

Example Question #2281 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

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

UNWONTED

Possible Answers:

Unusual

Unimpressed

Underneath

Unlikely

Unfortunate

Correct answer:

Unusual

Explanation:

The adjective "unwonted" means unusual, not common. Additionally, "unfortunate" means not fortunate, unlucky; "unimpressed" means not impressed; "unlikely" means not likely to occur; "underneath" means below. Based on most of these answer choices what do you think the prefix un- means?

Example Question #2284 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

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

SUBLIME

Possible Answers:

Garrulous

Magnificent

Mediocre

Posthumous

Dejected

Correct answer:

Magnificent

Explanation:

The adjective "sublime" means perfect, lovely, magnificent, fantastic, wonderful. Additionally, "dejected" means feeling sad and hopeless; "mediocre" means average in a bad way; "garrulous" means excessively talkative; "posthumous" means occurring after someone has died.

Example Question #2285 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

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

THOROUGH

Possible Answers:

Haughty

Comprehensive

Combative

Absent

Incomplete

Correct answer:

Comprehensive

Explanation:

The adjective "thorough" means complete, finished and including every possible detail. This is closest in meaning to "comprehensive." Additionally, "combative" means argumentative, inclined to start conflict; "incomplete" means not finished; "haughty" means prideful and arrogant; "absent" means not here, not present.

Example Question #1486 : Synonyms

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

INDESCRIBABLE

Possible Answers:

Extraordinary

Wholesome

Mundane

Underlying

Content

Correct answer:

Extraordinary

Explanation:

The adjective "indescribable" means so incredible as to be incapable of being accurately described. This is closest in meaning to "extraordinary" which means incredible, beyond ordinary. Additionally, "mundane" means boring and ordinary; "wholesome" means good-natured and lacking any vices; "content" means satisfied, happy with things the way they are; "underlying" means beneath the surface or fundamental and essential to something.

Example Question #2286 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

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

MENIAL

Possible Answers:

Attentive

Specious

Residual

Hospitable

Unskilled

Correct answer:

Unskilled

Explanation:

The adjective "menial" means unskilled, not requiring skill or practice, inferior. Additionally, "hospitable" means welcoming; "attentive" means considerate of the wants and needs of others; "residual" means left over, what remains after something else has been taken out; "specious" means misleading, not actually accurate despite having the appearance of being true.

Example Question #48 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

INALIENABLE

Possible Answers:

Indigenous

Absolute

Aquatic

Foreign

Native

Correct answer:

Absolute

Explanation:

The adjective "inalienable" means unable to be taken away, complete and absolute. You will usually hear the word "inalienable" used in relation to "rights" like, the "inalienable right to free speech." Additionally, "aquatic" means related to water; "foreign" means unfamiliar, from another country; "native" means from a certain place, born in a certain country; "indigenous" means native to a certain region or country.

Example Question #2287 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

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

PRISTINE

Possible Answers:

Messy

Tepid

Cold

Clean

Lukewarm

Correct answer:

Clean

Explanation:

The adjective "pristine" means in perfect condition, unspoiled, immaculate, spotless, or "clean." Additionally, "tepid" and "lukewarm" are synonyms, both words refer to something (usually water) that is neither hot nor cold, but room temperature.

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