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 #131 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

DIGNIFIED

Possible Answers:

Unenthused

Rapt

Chronic

Enthralled

Stately

Correct answer:

Stately

Explanation:

Someone who is "dignified" is stately, majestic, or even imposing. "Chronic" means persistent, and "rapt" and "enthralled" both mean fascinating. "Unenthused," the opposite of enthused, means not excited.

Example Question #132 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

ZANY

Possible Answers:

Humdrum

Mundane

Eccentric

Ordinary

Succulent

Correct answer:

Eccentric

Explanation:

"Zany" and "eccentric" both describe someone who is peculiar, strange, or unusual. This is the opposite of "ordinary," "mundane," and "humdrum." "Succulent" means juicy, luscious, or delicious.

Example Question #133 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

FLEXIBLE

Possible Answers:

Edible

Incapable

Accommodating

Demanding

Rigid

Correct answer:

Accommodating

Explanation:

Someone who is "flexible" is able to accommodate others' demands or needs. "Flexible" is an antonym of demanding in some contexts and an antonym of "rigid" in other contexts. "Edible" means able to be eaten, and "capable" means able to do a certain thing.

Example Question #134 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

FAIR

Possible Answers:

Magnanimous

Festive

Defiant

Just

Generous

Correct answer:

Just

Explanation:

"Fair" and "just" are synonyms referring to behaving in an equitable manner. "Defiant" means resistant or uncooperative. "Festive" means cheerful and party-like. "Magnanimous" means generous.

Example Question #135 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

COOPERATIVE

Possible Answers:

Literate

Improvised

Productive

Amenable

Spontaneous

Correct answer:

Amenable

Explanation:

"Amenable" and "cooperative" are synonyms referring to people who are easy to get along with. "Productive' can mean fruitful or prolific, and "literate" means able to read. "Spontaneous" and "improvised" both mean unplanned and unrehearsed.

Example Question #136 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

IMPULSIVE

Possible Answers:

Charming

Impetuous

Episodic

Tepid

Mellow

Correct answer:

Impetuous

Explanation:

"Impetuous" means "impulsive" or tending towards making quick decisions without much thought. "Tepid" means lukewarm, "charming" means attractive or pleasant, and "mellow" means relaxed. "Episodic" describes something that occurs in isolated episodes.

Example Question #137 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

OBSERVANT

Possible Answers:

Alert

Equitable

Unbiased

Unquestioning

Polished

Correct answer:

Alert

Explanation:

"Observant" and "alert" both mean watchful. "Polished" means either shiny or refined. To be "unquestioning" is to accept something without doubt or hesitation. "Equitable" and "unbiased" both mean fair.

Example Question #138 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

FORCEFUL

Possible Answers:

Shrewd

Lazy

Sweet

Amenable

Assertive

Correct answer:

Assertive

Explanation:

"Forceful" means strong, assertive, and energetic. "Sweet" and "sour" are antonyms, as are "lazy" and "hardworking." "Shrewd" means sharp, and "amenable" means cooperative or compliant.

Example Question #139 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

SOBER

Possible Answers:

Clearheaded

Vengeful

Forgiving

Doubting

Blind

Correct answer:

Clearheaded

Explanation:

While "sober" can literally mean not intoxicated, it can more generally be used to describe a clearheaded perspective. "Blind" and "seeing" are antonyms, as are "vengeful" and "forgiving." "Doubting" is a synonym for "dubious."

Example Question #140 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

SHREWD

Possible Answers:

Obliging

Sharp

Helpful

Vivacious

Ignorant

Correct answer:

Sharp

Explanation:

To be "shrewd" is to show sharp, astute judgment. "Ignorant" means lacking knowledge. "Helpful" and "obliging" are synonyms. "Vivacious" means lively.

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