SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, and Importance

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

COHERENT

Possible Answers:

Orderly and logical

Self-sufficient

Existing at the same time

Unintelligible

Difficult to understand

Correct answer:

Orderly and logical

Explanation:

Coherent means something is orderly and logical.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Synonyms

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

OBSCURE

Possible Answers:

round

obtuse

vague

dull

self-evident

Correct answer:

vague

Explanation:

Obscure means vague.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Synonyms

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

PLAUSIBLE

Possible Answers:

impossible

cheerful

conceivable

paralyzed

forgettable

Correct answer:

conceivable

Explanation:

Plausible means conceivable.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Synonyms

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

PATENT

Possible Answers:

unclear

handmade

apparent

disfigured

maligned

Correct answer:

apparent

Explanation:

One meaning of "patent" is apparent. Something is patently obvious (that is, apparently obvious).

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

A synonym of “artificial” is __________.

Possible Answers:

natural

possessive

progressive

halcyon

man-made

Correct answer:

man-made

Explanation:

“Artificial” is an adjective that means “made by people rather than nature,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “produced by humans rather than occurring naturally.” That means that “natural” cannot be the correct answer, because “natural” means “existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind,” making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “artificial.” “Man-made,” however, is an adjective that means “made or caused by human beings (as opposed to occurring or being made naturally); artificial,” and because “man-made” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “artificial,” “man-made” is the correct answer.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

Vague

Possible Answers:

Extraordinary

Rotten

Smoky

Comprehensible

Unclear

Correct answer:

Unclear

Explanation:

"Vague" means unclear.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

Accurate

Possible Answers:

Precise

Competitive

Awkward

Firm

Generous

Correct answer:

Precise

Explanation:

"Accurate" means precise.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

GENUINE

Possible Answers:

Passive 

Aggressive

Undulate 

Authentic 

Imposing 

Correct answer:

Authentic 

Explanation:

Something that is "genuine" is honest, authentic, or real. For clarification, "authentic" means reliable, real; "passive" is the opposite of "aggressive;" "undulate" describes a rolling motion, like a wave; "imposing" is something that is striking or impressive.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ARTIFICIAL

Possible Answers:

Pure

Natural

Unnatural

Restored

Gracious

Correct answer:

Unnatural

Explanation:

"Artificial" means unnatural or man-made, so "unnatural" is the correct answer. "Natural" is an antonym of "artificial" and means produced in nature or not man-made. "Pure" means unmixed or uncontaminated. "Restored" means returned to an original state. "Gracious" means courteous or elegant.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SHAM

Possible Answers:

Tedious

Genuine

Fake

Pungent

Disgusting

Correct answer:

Fake

Explanation:

"Sham" means fake or pretended, so "fake" is the correct answer. "Genuine" is an antonym of "sham" and "fake"; it means real or authentic. "Disgusting" means revolting or sickening. "Pungent" means having a strong taste or smell. "Tedious" means dull or boring.

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