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:

Reticent

Unforthcoming

Noble

Secretive

Assured

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:

Geriatric

Contemplative

Fiscal

Devious

Wicked

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:

Notorious

Delectable

Infamous

Honest

Saintly

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:

Obedient

Helpless

Optimistic

Distinguished

Zany

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

Stingy

Equable

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:

Antiquated

Loquacious

Prosaic

Lyrical

Aqueous

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:

Haughty

Bragging

Inferior

Garbled

Compulsory

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:

Dazzling

Crafty

Punishing

Prompt

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:

Woebegone

Creative

Skeptical

Compliant

Gullible

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:

Stubborn

Ethical

Loving

Obstinate

Sinful

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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