SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #91 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

DUBIOUS

Possible Answers:

Factual

Doubtful

Solid

Deceitful

Celebratory

Correct answer:

Doubtful

Explanation:

"Dubious" means hesitating or doubting. "Deceitful" and "deceptive" are synonyms. "Factual" means truthful or accurate, and "celebratory" means festive. "Solid" is, of course, a state of physical matter.

Example Question #92 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

CYNICAL

Possible Answers:

Quiet

Anxious

Faint

Glistening

Distrustful

Correct answer:

Distrustful

Explanation:

Someone "cynical" generally distrusts or looks down upon things that society or other people believe and value. "Anxious" and "nervous" are synonyms. "Quiet" means making little noise, "glistening" means sparkling or gleaming, and "faint" means weak, indistinct, or barely perceptible.

Example Question #93 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

MIRTHLESS

Possible Answers:

Rigid

Humorless

Sweet

Mysterious

Harsh

Correct answer:

Humorless

Explanation:

"Mirth" is amusement or humor. "Rigid" means stiff or inflexible. "Sweet" means pleasant or tasty. "Harsh" means rough, cruel, and grating. "Mysterious" means impossible to understand to explain or understand.

Example Question #94 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

SARCASTIC

Possible Answers:

Sardonic

Stable

Immense

Viscous

Cruel

Correct answer:

Sardonic

Explanation:

"Sarcastic" means sardonic. "Immense" means extremely great or large, and "stable" means secure and steady. "Viscous" describes the thickness of a liquid, and "cruel" means savage or brutal.

Example Question #95 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

PECKISH

Possible Answers:

Talkative

Hungry

Cheerful

Solitary

Polite

Correct answer:

Hungry

Explanation:

"Peckish" means hungry (usually slightly hungry as opposed to ravenous). "Talkative" and "garrulous" are synonyms. "Solitary" means existing alone, and "polite" means respectful, considerate. "Cheerful" means happy, jolly, or merry.

Example Question #96 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

REVERENT

Possible Answers:

Subordinate

Dominant

Worshipful

Unholy

Wrathful

Correct answer:

Worshipful

Explanation:

"Reverent" means feeling/showing deep respect or worship. "Unholy" and "holy" are antonyms, with "unholy" meaning sinful or wicked. Something "subordinate" is lower in rank than something else, which is the opposite of dominant, something important and powerful. "Wrathful" means full or rage or fury.

Example Question #97 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

ADVENTUROUS

Possible Answers:

Wrathful

Contradictory

Innate

Imminent

Intrepid

Correct answer:

Intrepid

Explanation:

"Adventurous" and "intrepid" both mean daring, bold, and fearless. "Imminent" means about to happen, inevitable. "Wrathful" means full of rage. "Innate" means inborn or inherent. "Contradictory" means in disagreement with something else.

Example Question #98 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

CONTEMPLATIVE

Possible Answers:

Thoughtful

Hasty

Ironic

Scarce

Damaged

Correct answer:

Thoughtful

Explanation:

"Contemplative" means thoughtful or reflective. "Hasty" means rushed or too quick. "Scarce" means not plentiful enough, insufficient in quantity. A synonym for "ironic" is sarcastic or sardonic. A synonym for "damaged" is "harmed."

Example Question #99 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

PRUDENT

Possible Answers:

Easy

Arbitrary

Mad

Careful

Rash

Correct answer:

Careful

Explanation:

"Prudent" means wise, sensible, and cautious. "Mad" can mean either angry or crazy, depending on the concept. The antonym of easy is "difficult." "Arbitrary" means based on random or personal choice rather than a specific set of rules. "Rash," when used as an adjective, means hasty and reckless.

Example Question #100 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

DEVIOUS

Possible Answers:

Stormy

Even-tempered

Skillful

Deceptive

Childlike

Correct answer:

Deceptive

Explanation:

Someone who is "devious" is deceptive, underhanded, or sly. A synonym for "childlike" is "innocent," and a synonym for "even-tempered" is serene. "Skillful" and "deft" are synonyms, and "stormy" and "tempestuous" are synonyms.

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