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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : 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.

DESOLATE

Possible Answers:

deserted

saddened

crowded

gloomy

dispersed

Correct answer:

deserted

Explanation:

Desolate means deserted.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ISOLATED

Possible Answers:

mellow

well-mannered

overheated

cramped

solitary

Correct answer:

solitary

Explanation:

Isolated means alone or solitary.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

Rural

Possible Answers:

Urban

Countryside

Arid

Suburban

Mountainous

Correct answer:

Countryside

Explanation:

"Rural" means countryside; Suburban means residential; Urban means city-like; Mountainous means having many mountains; and Arid means dry.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

Ordinary

Possible Answers:

Extraordinary

Hasty

Common

Significant

Frequently

Correct answer:

Common

Explanation:

"Ordinary" means common; Extraordinary means beyond ordinary; Significant means important; Frequently means often; and Hasty means not thorough.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

Distant

Possible Answers:

Lengthy

Prevalent

Close

Faraway

Central

Correct answer:

Faraway

Explanation:

"Distant" means faraway; Close means near; Lengthy mean long; Prevalent means widespread; and Central means related to a center position.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

Peculiar

Possible Answers:

Depressed

Confident

Professional

Unusual

Ordinary

Correct answer:

Unusual

Explanation:

"Peculiar" means strange.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

INDIGENOUS

Possible Answers:

Foreign 

Friendly 

Menacing 

Native 

Unkind 

Correct answer:

Native 

Explanation:

"Indigenous" means native peoples; for example, Native Americans are indigenous to the United States. For clarification, "menacing" means threatening.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

EXILED

Possible Answers:

Deplored 

Dead 

Outlined 

Welcomed 

Banished 

Correct answer:

Banished 

Explanation:

If you are exiled, you are sent away or permanently banished. For clarification, deplored means hated.

Example Question #29 : 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.

RANDOM

Possible Answers:

Abundant

Rash

Flimsy

Erratic

Orderly

Correct answer:

Erratic

Explanation:

"Random" means occuring in no regular sequence or order, so "erratic," which means unpredictable, is the correct answer. "Orderly" is an antonym of "random" and"erratic"; it means arranged in a neat and tidy manner. "Flimsy" means weak and easily damaged. "Rash" means careless or done without much thought. "Abundant" means plentiful.

Example Question #30 : 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.

 

STARK

Possible Answers:

Fertile 

Garish 

Desolate 

Brash 

Open 

Correct answer:

Desolate 

Explanation:

"Stark" means bare, desolate or basic, so "desolate" is the correct answer. For clarification, "fertile" means producing life, "garish" means tasteless, "brash" means bold, and "open" means unblocked or uncovered.

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