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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

AUTHENTIC

Possible Answers:

Adjacent

Genuine

Artistic

Absolute

Fake

Correct answer:

Genuine

Explanation:

"Authentic" means real or genuine, so "genuine" is the correct answer. "Fake" is an antonym of "authentic" and "genuine"; it means not realnot genuine, or sham. "Artistic" means creative or having the ability to make creative works. "Absolute" means complete or total. "Adjacent" means next to.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PARTISAN

Possible Answers:

Descriptive

Fabulous

Neutral

Biased

Sluggish

 

Correct answer:

Biased

Explanation:

"Partisan" means prejudiced or biased, so "biased" is the correct answer. "Neutral" is an antonym of "partisan" and "biased"; it means not helping or supporting either side or viewpoint. "Descriptive" means providing information and details about something. "Fabulous" means tremendous or exceptional. "Sluggish" means slow-moving or lazy.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PHONY

Possible Answers:

Genuine

Judicial

Unbiased

Maternal

Fake

Correct answer:

Fake

Explanation:

"Phony" means fraudulent or fake, so "fake," an adjective that means not authentic, is the correct answer. "Genuine" is an antonym of "phony" and "fake"; it means real or authentic. "Maternal" means relating to motherhood or relating to the mother's side of a family; "unbiased" means neutral, and "judicial" means having to do with law, justice, and/or the legal system.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

OBSCURE

Possible Answers:

Placate 

Hidden 

Merry 

Placid 

Serendipitous

Correct answer:

Hidden 

Explanation:

"Obscure" means hidden or unusual. For clarification, "merry" means happy; "serendipitous" means owed to good fortune; "placate" means appease; "placid" means easygoing, docile.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SUBJECTIVE

Possible Answers:

Unanimous 

Objective 

Fair 

Biased 

Intelligent

Correct answer:

Biased 

Explanation:

"Subjective" means biased, based on opinions and emotions rather than facts, or not impartial. So, "biased," which means swayed by one's emotions in making a decision or judgment, is the correct answer. "Subjective" is an antonym of "objective," which means based on facts. For clarification, "unanimous" means in complete agreement.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

OBJECTIVE

Possible Answers:

Dubious 

Unbiased 

Subjective 

Fortunate 

Unfortunate 

Correct answer:

Unbiased 

Explanation:

"Objective" is an antonym of "subjective." Whilst subjective means biased or based on opinions and emotions instead of facts, "objective" means unbiased or based on facts. So, "unbiased" is the correct answer. For clarification, "dubious" means uncertain, "fortunate" means lucky, and "unfortunate" means unlucky.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

FIGURATIVE

Possible Answers:

Enlightening

Symbolic

Literal

Formless

Morphed

Correct answer:

Symbolic

Explanation:

"Figurative" means symbolic.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

EXTANT

Possible Answers:

Dismissive

Remaining

Nearby

Talkative

Destroyed

Correct answer:

Remaining

Explanation:

“Extant” is an adjective that means “still in existence; surviving,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “still in existence.” That means that “destroyed” cannot be the correct answer, because “destroyed” is an antonym, not a synonym, of “extant.” “Remaining,” however, when used as an adjective, can mean “still existing, present, or in use; surviving,” and because “remaining” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “extant,” “remaining” is the correct answer.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

INNATE

Possible Answers:

Inherent 

Persuasive 

Introspective

Dogged

Determined 

Correct answer:

Inherent 

Explanation:

"Innate" means something naturally present; it is therefore most similar in meaning to “inherent.” For clarification, "introspective" means internally self-reflective; "persuasive" means argues convincingly; "dogged" and "determined" are synonyms.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

INNATE

Possible Answers:

Imaginary 

Frequent 

Instinctual

Adopted 

Assimilated 

Correct answer:

Instinctual

Explanation:

A quality that is “innate” is natural, instinctual, and not learned, so "instinctual" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "innate": “assimilated” means integrated into a new society or place; “frequent” means often; “imaginary” means made up, invented, and not real.

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