SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, and Location

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Example Question #1171 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms

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

NOVEL

Possible Answers:

heavy

traditional

new

boring

weighty

Correct answer:

new

Explanation:

Novel means something is new.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Synonyms

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

STAGNANT

Possible Answers:

thrown away

bullish

vile

still

dynamic

Correct answer:

still

Explanation:

"Stagnant" means still, not flowing.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

A synonym of “eternal” is __________.

Possible Answers:

sparse

material

ephemeral

perpetual

flavorful

Correct answer:

perpetual

Explanation:

“Eternal” is an adjective that means “lasting forever; without end or beginning,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “lasting forever.” That means that “ephemeral” cannot be the correct answer, because “ephemeral” means “lasting for a very short time,” making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “eternal.” “Perpetual,” however, is an adjective that means “never ending or changing,” and because “perpetual” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “eternal,” “perpetual” is the correct answer.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

Archaic

Possible Answers:

Kind

Desolate

Systemic

Treacherous

Old

Correct answer:

Old

Explanation:

"Archaic" means old or primitive.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Synonyms: pick the word that is most similar in meaning to the word in question.

Incipient

Possible Answers:

Imprisoned

Loose

Connected

Peevish

Beginning

Correct answer:

Beginning

Explanation:

"Incipient" means beginning to exist or happen.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

Continual

Possible Answers:

Monarchy

Spontaenous

Extreme

Non-stop

Regular

Correct answer:

Non-stop

Explanation:

"Continual" means ongoing or non-stop.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

Recent

Possible Answers:

Latest

Archaic

Deliberate

Intentional

Dependent

Correct answer:

Latest

Explanation:

"Recent" means latest; Archaic means ancient; Dependent means reliance on; and Deliberate and Intentional mean done purposely.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Synonyms: choose the word with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Instant

Possible Answers:

Delayed

Angry

Tardy

Annoyed

Immediate

Correct answer:

Immediate

Explanation:

"Instant" means immediate.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

QUAINT

Possible Answers:

Newfangled

Nonsensical 

Old-fashioned 

Repulsive 

Comely 

Correct answer:

Old-fashioned 

Explanation:

Something that is “quaint” is old-fashioned. For clarification, "comely" means attractive, "repulsive" means disgusting, and "nonsensical" means not making sense.

Example Question #1182 : Identifying Synonyms

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

HISTORIC

Possible Answers:

Forgettable

Notable

Unimportant

Boring

Disturbing

Correct answer:

Notable

Explanation:

"Historic" means important or notable, so "notable" is the correct answer.

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