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 #121 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

CONFIDENT

Possible Answers:

Assured

Reticent

Secretive

Noble

Unforthcoming

Correct answer:

Assured

Explanation:

To be "confident" is to be assured of oneself. "Noble" can mean aristocratic or honorable and righteous. "Secretive," "unforthcoming," "reticent," and "uncommunicative" are all synonyms.

Example Question #122 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

VILLAINOUS

Possible Answers:

Wicked

Contemplative

Fiscal

Devious

Geriatric

Correct answer:

Wicked

Explanation:

"Villainous" means wicked or evil. "Devious" means deceitful, "geriatric" means elderly, and "contemplative" means thoughtful. "Fiscal" and "financial" are synonyms that both mean related to money.

Example Question #123 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

INCORRUPTIBLE

Possible Answers:

Infamous

Saintly

Notorious

Delectable

Honest

Correct answer:

Honest

Explanation:

Someone "incorruptible" is literally incapable of being corrupted but more broadly honest and ethical. "Infamous" and "notorious" both mean well-known for a bad reason. "Delectable" means delicious.

Example Question #124 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

EMINENT

Possible Answers:

Zany

Distinguished

Helpless

Optimistic

Obedient

Correct answer:

Distinguished

Explanation:

Someone "eminent" is prominent, distinguished, or illustrious. "Obedient" and "disobedient" are antonyms, as are "optimistic" and "hopeless." "Zany" means peculiar or eccentric.

Example Question #125 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

GENEROUS

Possible Answers:

Heroic

Valiant

Magnanimous

Equable

Stingy

Correct answer:

Magnanimous

Explanation:

"Generous" means magnanimous, which is the opposite of "stingy" and "miserly." "Equable" means calm and collected. "Heroic" means courageous or valiant.

Example Question #126 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

POETIC

Possible Answers:

Loquacious

Antiquated

Aqueous

Prosaic

Lyrical

Correct answer:

Lyrical

Explanation:

"Poetic" and "prosaic" are typically antonyms, while "poetic" and "lyrical" are near synonyms. "Aqueous" means watery or resembling water. "Loquacious" means very talkative. "Antiquated" means old fashioned or outdated.

Example Question #127 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

ARROGANT

Possible Answers:

Compulsory

Bragging

Inferior

Garbled

Haughty

Correct answer:

Haughty

Explanation:

"Arrogant" means haughty, stuck-up, or inclined to believe in one's own superiority. Someone arrogant may be inclined to "brag," but bragging and arrogant are not quite synonyms. Someone arrogant would not generally feel "inferior." "Garbled" means muddied or distorted, and "compulsory" means required.

Example Question #128 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

PUNCTUAL

Possible Answers:

Crafty

Prompt

Punishing

Dazzling

Peculiar

Correct answer:

Prompt

Explanation:

"Punctual" and "prompt" both mean timely. "Dazzling" means extremely bright or impressive. "Punishing" and "rewarding" are antonyms, as are "peculiar" and "ordinary." "Crafty" means cunning or sly.

Example Question #129 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

OBEDIENT

Possible Answers:

Skeptical

Compliant

Gullible

Woebegone

Creative

Correct answer:

Compliant

Explanation:

"Obedient" and "compliant" both describe a willingness to follow rules. "Gullible" and "skeptical" are antonyms, and "creative" means imaginative. "Woebegone" means sorrowful.

Example Question #130 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

IMMORAL

Possible Answers:

Obstinate

Loving

Ethical

Sinful

Stubborn

Correct answer:

Sinful

Explanation:

"Immoral" and "sinful" both mean unethical, the opposite of ethical. "Amorous," a similar sounding word, means loving. "Stubborn" and "obstinate" are synonyms referring to people whose opinions are difficult to change or modify.

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