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 #31 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

RELEVANT

Possible Answers:

Bloated

Bothersome

Fallible

Pertinent

Long-winded

Correct answer:

Pertinent

Explanation:

"Relevant" means appropriate, or "pertinent."

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

OBLIGATORY

Possible Answers:

Frosty

Mandatory

Confused

Warranted

Voluntary

Correct answer:

Mandatory

Explanation:

“Obligatory” is an adjective that means “required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “compulsory.” That means that “voluntary” cannot be the correct answer, because “voluntary” means “acting of one’s own free will,” making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “obligatory.” “Mandatory,” however, is an adjective that means “required by law or rules; compulsory,” and because “mandatory” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “obligatory,” “mandatory” is the correct answer.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PRIME

Possible Answers:

Unimportant

Secondary

Average

Last

Main

Correct answer:

Main

Explanation:

"Prime" means main, so "main" is the correct answer. "Secondary" means less important or crucial than something else. "Last" means final. "Unimportant" means not important, as one can infer from the word being a combination of the negative prefix "un-," which means not, and "important." "Average" means common or ordinary.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ERRONEOUS

Possible Answers:

Formulaic

Wrong

Correct

Opaque

Excessive

Correct answer:

Wrong

Explanation:

"Erroneous" means wrong, or refers to something that contains an error.

None of the other words are synonymous with erroneous.

"Opaque" means not clear, blurry, or cloudy.

"Formulaic" means created based on a formula, or standardized.

"Excessive" means too much, or more than is necessary and normal.

"Correct" means right or without error. It is the opposite of erroneous.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

CANDID

Possible Answers:

Convoluted.

Honest

Clear

Cynical

Deceitful

Correct answer:

Honest

Explanation:

"Candid" means honest or frank, and often refers to the manner in which someone is speaking.

None of the other words mean candid:

"Cynical" means thinking the worst about people or events.

"Clear" means apparent or translucent

"Convoluted" means confusing or excessively complex to the point of decreasing clarity.

"Deceitful" means dishonest or false.

Example Question #35 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SINGULAR

Possible Answers:

Abnormal

Plural

Oddity

Strange

Unique

Correct answer:

Unique

Explanation:

"Singular" can be synonymous with "unique." The prefix uni- means one single unit, and both these words refer something that is unique or notable in its singular nature. "Plural" is an antonym to "singular." The rest of the words describe things notable for their oddness, while singular or unique things can be odd, this is not always or necessarily the case.

Example Question #36 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SIMPLE

Possible Answers:

Complex

Busy

Taxing

Demanding

Quaint

Correct answer:

Quaint

Explanation:

The words "simple" and "quaint" have related meanings describing things or locations that are old-fashioned or charmingly humble. None of the other answer choices have meanings similar to that of " simple." "Complex" describes complicated issues, events, procedures, or ideas. "Taxing" and "demanding" are synonyms describing stressful things.

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

STELLAR

Possible Answers:

Ill

Manipulative

Fantastic

Gross

Wrong

Correct answer:

Fantastic

Explanation:

The words "stellar" and "fantastic" are both positively charged expressions meaning wonderful! The other answer choices do not have the same meaning. The other options all have distinctly negative connotations.

Example Question #38 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

CREDIBLE

Possible Answers:

Authorized

Believable

Corny

Fortunate

Impartial

Correct answer:

Believable

Explanation:

"Credible" means "believable," plausible or rational.

"Authorized" means approved, certified or lawful.

"Corny" means old fashioned, contrived or stupid.

"Fortunate" means having good luck, affluent or prosperous.

"Impartial" means fair and unprejudiced.

Example Question #39 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SIGNIFICANT

Possible Answers:

Meaningless

Symbolic

Unimportant

Consequential

Insignificant

Correct answer:

Consequential

Explanation:

"Significant" and "consequential" are adjectives describing things that are important and have meaningful consequences. The other words do not share this meaning. Words like "symbolic" may seem to come close; however, the meaning of "symbolic" is not sufficiently relevant to that of "significant." The remaining words are actually antonyms of the words "significant" and "consequential."

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