SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, and Variety

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Synonyms

Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

PROLIFIC

Possible Answers:

produces a lot

in agreement

infertile

enlightening

professional quality

Correct answer:

produces a lot

Explanation:

Prolific means someone or something produces a lot.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Synonyms

Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

MANIFOLD

Possible Answers:

bend

masculine

nearby

many

inexplicable

Correct answer:

many

Explanation:

"Manifold" means many.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Synonyms

Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

RIFE

Possible Answers:

persist

lift

abundant

devour

look through

Correct answer:

abundant

Explanation:

"Rife" means abundant, as in rife with something.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Synonyms: choose the word with a meaning most similar to the word in question.

Prevalent

Possible Answers:

Fortunate

Rife

Academic

Concealed

Illegal

Correct answer:

Rife

Explanation:

"Rife" means prevalent or common.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Synonyms: choose the word with a meaning most similar to the word in question.

Myriad

Possible Answers:

Consistent

Affluent

Eventful

Countless

Obnoxious

Correct answer:

Countless

Explanation:

"Myriad" means pertaining to an indefinitely great number. Thus, the best answer choice is the word countless.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Synonyms: choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the word in question.

Finite

Possible Answers:

Pessimistic

Limited

Unlimited

Archaic

Crucial

Correct answer:

Limited

Explanation:

"Finite" means limited; Unlimited means infinite; Archaic means ancient; Pessimistic means having a negative view; and Crucial means extremely important.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

DUAL

Possible Answers:

Confident

Single

Two

Sullen

Humorous

Correct answer:

Two

Explanation:

"Dual" means having to do with two or double. "Single" means having to do with one. "Sullen" means cranky. "Humorous" means funny or amusing. "Confident" means sure of oneself.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

PROLIFIC

Possible Answers:

Useless 

Deft

Fruitful 

Skilled

Wanton 

Correct answer:

Fruitful 

Explanation:

"Prolific" means highly productive or fruitful, so "fruitful" is the correct answer. For clarification, "wanton" means random and reckless, and "deft" means highly skilled.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

EXTENSIVE

Possible Answers:

Detailed

Broad

Ultimate

Healing

Lethargic

Correct answer:

Broad

Explanation:

"Extensive" means of great size or amount. The definition of "broad," of great extent, wide, makes it the best answer.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

BEREFT

Possible Answers:

Floating

Deprived

Massive

Sticky

Ignominous

Correct answer:

Deprived

Explanation:

"Bereft" most nearly means "deprived," as in, "The blank canvas was bereft of color."

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