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

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Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

CRYPTIC

Possible Answers:

Portentous

Pretentious

Prevalent

Relevant

Secret

Correct answer:

Secret

Explanation:

"Cryptic" means "secret," encoded, or obscure in meaning.

"Portentous" means ominous or having great significance or meaning.

"Pretentious" means snobby, conceited or grandiose.

"Prevalent" means wide-spread, common, accepted.

"Relevant" means pertinent, appropriate, or related to something.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

COVERT

Possible Answers:

Congenial

Terse

Senile

Secretive

Illiterate

Correct answer:

Secretive

Explanation:

The adjective "covert" means meant to be undertaken without people knowing or noticing, secretive, stealthy. Additionally, "terse" means brief, concise, to the point; "senile" means mentally weakened due to old age; "congenial" means friendly and agreeable; "illiterate" means not literate, not able to read or write.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

CONFIDENTIAL

Possible Answers:

Private

Frivolous

Stifling

Harmonious

Elegant

Correct answer:

Private

Explanation:

The adjective "confidential" means intended to be secret, private and personal information. Additionally, "elegant" means dignified and refined, being stylish and graceful; "harmonious" means either peaceful or pleasing-sounding; "frivolous" means having no purpose or use; "stifling" means oppressive, uncomfortably hot.

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PREPOSTEROUS

Possible Answers:

Opaque

Transparent

Absurd

Obtuse

Acute

Correct answer:

Absurd

Explanation:

The adjective "preposterous" means absurd, ridiculous, too silly to be believed. Additionally, "opaque" means not allowing light to pass through, whereas "transparent" means allowing light to pass through; "obtuse" means dull-witted, mentally slow, whereas "acute" means sharp-witted, mentally quick.

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