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 #141 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

SPRIGHTLY

Possible Answers:

Logical

Ferocious

Lively

Boorish

Bleak

Correct answer:

Lively

Explanation:

"Sprightly" means "lively," energetic or agile.

"Ferocious" means extremely violent or energetic.

"Logical" means reasonable, understandable, or following logic.

"Bleak" means desolate, grim or depressing.

"Boorish" means rude, uncouth, or crude.

Example Question #142 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

TACITURN

Possible Answers:

Uncommunicative

Loquacious

Verbose

Odiferous

Perfunctory

Correct answer:

Uncommunicative

Explanation:

"Taciturn" means "uncommunicative" or tight-lipped, adjective to describe someone who rarely speaks.

"Loquacious" means excessively talkative or chatty.

"Verbose" means wordy or said in a not succinct way.

"Perfunctory" means done as a routine, automatic, or unthinking.

"Odiferous" means smelly, or having odor.

Example Question #143 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

ALACRITY

Possible Answers:

Sluggishness

Complaisant

Grievous

Liveliness

Unruly

Correct answer:

Liveliness

Explanation:

"Alacrity" means "liveliness," alertness or promptness.

"Grievous" means sorrowful or painful; something that causes grief.

"Unruly" means raucous, disorderly or violent.

"Complaisant" means agreeable, indulgent or good natured.

"Sluggishness" means laziness, slowness, or moving with the slowness of a slug.

Example Question #144 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

QUIXOTIC

Possible Answers:

Idealistic

Chauvinistic

Rational

Pessimistic

Adept

Correct answer:

Idealistic

Explanation:

"Quixotic" means "idealistic," or dreamy, or fantastical. It is a word derived from the book Don Quixote de la Mancha by Cervantes.

"Chauvinistic" means biased, intolerant or prejudiced

"Pessimistic" means expecting the worst to happen, depressed, despondent.

"Rational" means logical, reasonable or sane.

"Adept" means skilled or proficient.

Example Question #145 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

DOTING

Possible Answers:

Adorable

Indulgent

Content

Hateful

Envious

Correct answer:

Indulgent

Explanation:

"Doting" means indulgent, affectionate or loving.

"Content" means happy or satisfied.

"Envious" means having envy, or desiring a trait possessed by someone else

"Adorable" means sweet and cute or lovable.

"Hateful" means nasty, cruel or despicable

 

Example Question #146 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

SNARKY

Possible Answers:

Judgmental

Talkative

Vapid

Forthright

Smart

Correct answer:

Judgmental

Explanation:

"Snarky" means "judgmental," cynical or rude.

"Forthright" means straightforward and honest

"Vapid" means dull, insipid or boring.

"Smart" means intelligent or clever

"Talkative" means communicative, or the quality of talking a lot.

Example Question #147 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

IRASCIBLE

Possible Answers:

Poised

Spry

Needy

Wicked

Cranky

Correct answer:

Cranky

Explanation:

"Irascible" means "cranky" or prone to anger.

"Wicked" means cruel or evil; villainous.

"Needy" means impoverished, disadvantaged, or in need.

"Poised" means steady, composed or balanced in mannerism

"Spry" means agile or full of life; vivacious.

Example Question #148 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

INDOLENT

Possible Answers:

Lazy

Serene

Jubilant

Intrepid

Industrious

Correct answer:

Lazy

Explanation:

"Indolent" means "lazy' or idle, lackadaisical.

"Serene" means calm and clear-headed.

"Intrepid" means brave or courageous.

"Jubilant" means full of joy, happy.

"Industrious" means hard-working, diligent, productive.

Example Question #149 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

JADED

Possible Answers:

Thrifty

Querulous

Indifferent

Indolent

Offbeat

Correct answer:

Indifferent

Explanation:

"Jaded" means "indifferent," somebody who is bored because s/he has experienced a lot.

"Thrifty" means frugal, tight-fisted; describes someone who doesn't like to spend money.

"Querulous" means argumentative and hard to please. Describes someone who quarrels excessively.

"Offbeat" means strange, weird, or eccentric.

"Indolent" means lazy, easygoing or slothful.

Example Question #150 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

ALTRUISTIC

Possible Answers:

Unselfish

Bigoted

Close-minded

Klutzy

Homely

Correct answer:

Unselfish

Explanation:

"Altruistic" means "unselfish," charitable, humanistic.

"Klutzy" means clumsy, awkward, or bumbling.

"Bigoted" means prejudiced or biased

"Homely" means ordinary or it means ugly.

"Close-minded" means blind, stubborn, rigid in opinion.

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