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

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : 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.

ITINERANT

Possible Answers:

Rout 

Wandering 

Prohibit 

Sanction 

Permit 

Correct answer:

Wandering 

Explanation:

Someone who is "itinerant" does not have a permanent home and wanders from place to place, so "wandering" is the correct answer. For clarification, a "rout" is a heavy defeat. "Sanction" and "permit" are synonyms that each mean allow; each is an antonym of "prohibit," which means forbid.

Example Question #32 : 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.

LUSH

Possible Answers:

Subjective 

Profane 

Explicit 

Objective 

Verdant 

Correct answer:

Verdant 

Explanation:

"Lush" means abundant or luxuriant and often refers to plants or foliage, so it is most similar in meaning to "verdant," which means either of the color of grass or covered in green vegetation. For clarification, "profane" means rude and disrespectful or having to do with worldly things instead of spiritual things, "explicit" means clear and unambiguous, "subjective" means biased or based on personal opinion, and "objective" means not subject to personal opinion.

Example Question #32 : 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.

STRAIGHTFORWARD

Possible Answers:

Similar

Unpredictable

Extreme

Direct

Contagious

Correct answer:

Direct

Explanation:

"Straightforward" means simple, easy, or direct, so "direct" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "straightfoward": "contagious" means infectious or easily spread and most often refers to diseases; "similar" means alike; "extreme" means very great or utmost; and "unpredictable" means not able to be predicted, as you might infer from the word being a combination of the negative prefix "un-," which means not, and "predictable."

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

REMOTE

Possible Answers:

Close

Dull

Distant

Decreasing

Slow

Correct answer:

Distant

Explanation:

"Distant," which means secluded, is a synonym of "remote." The definition of "remote" is out-of-the-way or far apart.

Example Question #31 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

ADJACENT

Possible Answers:

Awry

Abounding

Abutting

Noncontiguous

Whimsical

Correct answer:

Abutting

Explanation:

"Adjacent" is an adjective that means nearby or connected by a shared border so we need to pick out another adjective that also means near or sharing a border. While "noncontiguous" may look like a correct answer, because "contiguous" is used to describe two things that are right next to each other, the "non-" prefix means not, so "noncontiguous" means not immediately next to each other. So, "noncontiguous" is an antonym of "adjacent" and can't be the right answer. "Abutting," however, means bordering, and since "abutting" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "adjacent," "abutting" is the correct answer.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

DESOLATE

Possible Answers:

Empty

Bright

Friendly

Desperate

Temporary

Correct answer:

Empty

Explanation:

"Desolate" is an adjective defined as barren or deserted. Of the answer choices, "empty" has the closest meaning.

Example Question #34 : 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.

LINEAR

Possible Answers:

Skillful

Fresh

Grimy

Angered

Straight

Correct answer:

Straight

Explanation:

"Linear" means ordered in a straight line, so "straight" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "linear": "angered" means angry or upset; "grimy" means dirty or filthy; "skillful" means being an expert at a certain activity; and "fresh" means new and recent.

Example Question #35 : 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.

REMOTE

Possible Answers:

Robust 

Ravenous

Distant 

Impassive 

Keen 

Correct answer:

Distant 

Explanation:

If someone or something is "remote," that person or thing is distant and hard to reach. For clarification, "impassive" means not caring, "keen" means eager, "robust" means healthy or vigorous, and "ravenous" means very hungry.

Example Question #36 : 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.

CONGESTED

Possible Answers:

Disgusting

Empty

Blocked up

Unethical

Clear

Correct answer:

Blocked up

Explanation:

"Congested" means blocked up.

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

ARCHAIC

Possible Answers:

New

Eternal

Permanent

Ephemeral

Antiquated

Correct answer:

Antiquated

Explanation:

"Archaic" means "antiquated" or having the characteristics of an earlier period.

"Permanent" means everlasting, existing perpetually.

"Ephemeral" means lasting a very short time.

"Eternal" means without beginning or end, always existing.

"New" means of recent origin.

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