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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : 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.

ELDERLY

Possible Answers:

Disgraceful

Noisy

Amusing

Young

Old

Correct answer:

Old

Explanation:

"Elderly" means old, so "old" is the correct answer.

Example Question #12 : 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.

HOARY

Possible Answers:

Young and fit

Old and gray

Poor and hopeless

Rich and miserable

Foolish and inexperienced

Correct answer:

Old and gray

Explanation:

"Hoary" means graying with age. It can also be used generally to describe someone very old, or something overused. So, the correct answer is "old and gray."

Example Question #13 : 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.

OBSOLETE

Possible Answers:

Superseded

Implied 

Banal 

Nostalgic 

Interesting 

Correct answer:

Superseded

Explanation:

Something that is "obsolete" has been replaced by something newer and better and has been superseded. "Supersede" means to replace something less efficient, so "superseded" is the correct answer. For clarification, "implied" means suggested but not obviously stated, "banal" means not interesting, and "nostalgic" means remembering happy things that occurred in the past.

Example Question #14 : 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.

KINETIC

Possible Answers:

Related to movement 

Quandary

Related to family 

Replicate 

Related to food

Correct answer:

Related to movement 

Explanation:

"Kinetic" means related to movement. For clarification, a "quandary" is a difficult situation, and "replicate" means to copy or to reproduce.

Example Question #15 : 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.

AGILE

Possible Answers:

Nimble

Honest

Dependable

Sluggish

Toxic

Correct answer:

Nimble

Explanation:

"Agile" means "nimble" or able to move quickly and easily. "Sluggish" is an antonym of "agile"; it means slow-moving. "Honest" means truthful. "Dependable" means reliable. "Toxic" means contaminated and poisonous.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

CONCISE

Possible Answers:

Silent

Carnivorous

Succinct

Rambling

Universal

Correct answer:

Succinct

Explanation:

“Concise” is an adjective that means “brief but comprehensive,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “brief but comprehensive.” That means that “rambling” cannot be the correct answer, because “rambling” means “lengthy and inconsequential” when it referrs to writing or speech, making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “concise.” “Succinct,” however, is an adjective that is used especially of something written or spoken and means “briefly and clearly expressed,” and because “succinct” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “concise,” “succinct” is the correct answer.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

SPORADIC

Possible Answers:

Nomadic

Irregular 

Dramatic

Wanton

Fortuitous

Correct answer:

Irregular 

Explanation:

"Sporadic" means occurring irregularly or at random, so "irregular" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "sporadic." For clarification, "fortuitous" means lucky, "nomadic" means wandering or not having a permanent home, "dramatic" means theatrical or noticeable, and "wanton" means random and pointless or promiscuous.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

ARCHAIC

Possible Answers:

Curved

Reprieve 

Curved

Antiquated 

Din 

Correct answer:

Antiquated 

Explanation:

“Archaic” means relating to ancient times, so something that is “archaic” is "antiquated." “Antiquated” means very old and no longer useful, popular, or accepted. It is related to the word “antique,” which refers to an old item. To clarify the other terms, a “reprieve” is a break or rest from something; a “din” is a long, continued, often harsh noise.

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

CONTINUOUS

Possible Answers:

muddled

perplexing

broken apart

in disagreement

uninterrupted

Correct answer:

uninterrupted

Explanation:

Continuous means something is uninterrupted. 

Example Question #20 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

ULTIMATE

Possible Answers:

first in a series

revitalized

last in a series

fractured

strained

Correct answer:

last in a series

Explanation:

Ultimate means last in a series.

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