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 #161 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

PRECOCIOUS

Possible Answers:

Foolhardy

Dilated

Gifted

Engorged

Aggressive

Correct answer:

Gifted

Explanation:

The adjective "precocious" is used to describe someone young who is especially talented, intelligent, and gifted. Additionally, "foolhardy" means foolish, reckless, stupid; "engorged" means filled with blood (or some other liquid) and made larger; "aggressive" means prone to starting conflict; "dilated" means (usually of eyes) made wider and more open.

Example Question #162 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

BLASE

Possible Answers:

Indifferent

Awry

Concise

Supple

Tactful

Correct answer:

Indifferent

Explanation:

The adjective "blase" means indifferent to, uncaring about something due to believing it to be uninteresting, ordinary, or unexciting. Additionally, "supple" means flexible and bendy; "concise" means brief and 'to the point'; "awry" means gone wrong, gone amiss, out of place; "tactful" means showing appropriate levels of politeness and concern in a social situation, knowing what to say so as not to be rude.

Example Question #163 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

LICENTIOUS

Possible Answers:

Grandiose

Immoral

Curious

Legal

Sanctioned

Correct answer:

Immoral

Explanation:

"Licentious" means "immoral," debauched, or unrestrained by morality.

"Grandiose" means theatrical or extravagant, excessively grand.

"Curious" means desiring knowledge, being inquisitive, or it can be used to describe something that is weird or strange.

"Legal" means permitted by even a strict interpretation of the law.

"Sanctioned" means officially approved, allowed, or permitted

Example Question #164 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

VORACIOUS

Possible Answers:

Aggressive

Punctual

Stern

Demure

Very Hungry

Correct answer:

Very Hungry

Explanation:

"Voracious" means very hungry, ravenous, or insatiable.

"Demure" means prim.

"Aggressive" means seeking a fight, angry.

"Punctual" means on time, reliable or dependable

"Stern" means serious, authoritarian, grim.

Example Question #165 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

PUNCTILIOUS

Possible Answers:

Finicky

Ditzy

Morbid

Flamboyant

Glamorous

Correct answer:

Finicky

Explanation:

"Punctilious" means "finicky," careful or fussy.

"Flamboyant" means extravagant, theatrical or bombastic.

"Glamorous" means sophisticated, alluring or attractive.

"Morbid" means sickly, nasty or gloomy.

"Ditzy" means silly, air-headed, or goofy.

Example Question #166 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

DUPLICITOUS

Possible Answers:

Pernicious

Dishonest

Abnormal

Delinquent

Frank

Correct answer:

Dishonest

Explanation:

"Duplicitous" means "dishonest," cheating or lying.

"Pernicious" means bad, lethal or destructive.

"Delinquent" means irresponsible, criminal, or it can mean unpaid when referring to someone paying a bill or a fine.

"Abnormal" means not normal, strange or weird.

"Frank" means honest, upright; it is the opposite of duplicitous.

Example Question #167 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

ODIOUS

Possible Answers:

Erudite

Odiferous

Indelible

Convalescent

Hateful

Correct answer:

Hateful

Explanation:

"Odious" means "hateful," loathsome or terrible.

"Erudite" means learned, well-educated, knowledgeable.

"Convalescent" means improving or recuperating, recovering one's health.

"Odiferous" means stinking, foul-smelling or fetid.

"Indelible" means not able to erased, permanent, unforgettable

Example Question #168 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

INQUISITIVE

Possible Answers:

Boring

Petty

Curious

Unique

Empathetic

Correct answer:

Curious

Explanation:

"Inquisitive" means "curious," the trait of asking questions or seeking knowledge.

"Petty" means insignificant, trivial or narrow-minded.

"Empathetic" means caring, compassionate, loving.

"Boring" means uninteresting, dull, monotonous.

"Unique" means alone, special, rare.

Example Question #169 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

DIABOLICAL

Possible Answers:

Benevolent

Harmless

Able-bodied

Wicked

Ingenious

Correct answer:

Wicked

Explanation:

"Diabolical" means "wicked," devilish or cruel.

"Harmless" means safe, innocuous, or describes something that is not dangerous

"Ingenious" means very clever, brilliant or creative.

"Able-bodied" means strapping, strong, or physically fit.

"Benevolent" means kind, good-hearted, generous.

Example Question #170 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Personality Traits

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

DOCILE

Possible Answers:

Mild

Obedient

Stubborn

Willful

Determined

Correct answer:

Obedient

Explanation:

The correct answer is "obedient."

"Docile" is an adjective that means ready to accept instruction; "obedient" is a synonym of "docile" meaning to comply with orders or requests.

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