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

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PRECISE

Possible Answers:

Interesting

Slow

Specific

Open

Vague

Correct answer:

Specific

Explanation:

"Precise" means strictly stated or defined; therefore, "specific" is the best answer, as it means explicit or definite.

Example Question #1344 : Synonyms

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

INNATE

Possible Answers:

in agreement

mad

supported

learned

inborn

Correct answer:

inborn

Explanation:

"Innate" means that something, like a talent, is inborn, natural.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SKEPTICAL

Possible Answers:

Vivacious 

Doubtful 

Efficient 

Supportive 

Bellicose

Correct answer:

Doubtful 

Explanation:

When people are "skeptical" about something they are doubtful about that thing, so "doubtful" is the correct answer. For clarification, "bellicose" means aggressive, "vivacious" means full of energy, "supportive" means encouraging, and "efficient" means achieving a goal without wasting time, money, or effort.

Example Question #1346 : Synonyms

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

AMBIGUOUS

Possible Answers:

Misunderstood 

Clear 

Understood 

None of those mentioned

Unclear 

Correct answer:

Unclear 

Explanation:

If something is "ambiguous" it is unclear or mysterious.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

AMBIGUOUS

Possible Answers:

Parody 

Vigorous 

Itinerant 

Established 

Unclear

Correct answer:

Unclear

Explanation:

“Ambiguous” means having multiple possible meanings. Something that is "ambiguous" is also "unclear," so "unclear" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "ambiguous": “established” means set up or accepted; a “parody” is a work that mimics another in order to mock it; “itinerant” means wandering or nomadic; and “vigorous” means strong and energetic.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

DUBIOUS

Possible Answers:

Doubtful

Deliberate

Thoughtful

Inconsiderate

Certain

Correct answer:

Doubtful

Explanation:

"Dubious" means doubtful.

Words you may not know:

  • "Deliberate" means carefully considered; intentional.
  • "Inconsiderate" means not considerate. The prefix "in-" means not.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

DUBIOUS

Possible Answers:

Serendipitous 

Doubtful 

Dilatory 

Inundate 

Remedy 

Correct answer:

Doubtful 

Explanation:

If you are "dubious" about something, you are unsure or doubtful about the outcome. For clarification, "serendipitous" means owed to good fortune or unexpected, "dilatory" means slow or lacking, "inundate" means overwhelm or flood, and "remedy" means to fix.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

CANDID

Possible Answers:

Persuasive

Injured

Honest

Gigantic

Deceitful

Correct answer:

Honest

Explanation:

"Candid" means truthful or honest, so "honest" is the correct answer. "Deceitful" is an antonym of "candid" and "honest"; it means dishonest or trying to trick someone. "Gigantic" means extremely large. "Persuasive" means very convincing. "Injured" means hurt or having an injury.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

DUBIOUS

Possible Answers:

Regretful

Cumbersome 

Disrespectful

Forgetful

Unsure 

Correct answer:

Unsure 

Explanation:

“Dubious” means questioning or questionable. If a person is “dubious” about something, they are uncertain or unsure. To help, "cumbersome" means heavy or hard to manage. So, for example, full suitcases could be cumbersome. To provide further help, "regretful" means wishing that you had either done something you did not do or not done something you did

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PARAMOUNT

Possible Answers:

Penitent

Outlawed 

Supreme 

Mediocre 

Inferior 

Correct answer:

Supreme 

Explanation:

"Paramount" means upmost or supreme, as in the commonly heard phrase, “of paramount importance.” For clarification, "mediocre" means average in a negative way; "penitent" means feeling regret for sinful behavior; "outlawed" means banned or criminalized.

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