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

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Middle Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

EXTERNAL

Possible Answers:

Peripheral

Central

Internal

Imperative

Equable

Correct answer:

Peripheral

Explanation:

"External" means "peripheral," on the edges. It is an antonym of "internal" and "central." "Imperative" means essential or very important. "Equable" means calm, cool, and collected.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

HASTY

Possible Answers:

Dynamic

Rigid

Pliant

Unvarying

Hurried

Correct answer:

Hurried

Explanation:

"Hasty" and "hurried" both mean rushed or too quick. "Unvarying," or "unchanging," is an antonym of "dynamic." "Rigid" means stiff or inflexible and is an antonym of "pliant," or "flexible."

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

LURCHING

Possible Answers:

Perilous

Shouting

Gliding

Introductory

Staggering

Correct answer:

Staggering

Explanation:

To "lurch" is to stagger or to make unsteady, uncontrolled movements. "Lurching" is a near antonym to gliding, which means sliding or floating along smoothly. "Introductory" is the adjective form of introduction, and "perilous" means dangerous.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PERIPHERAL

Possible Answers:

On the outskirts

Central

Misunderstood

Comprehensive

Optical

Correct answer:

On the outskirts

Explanation:

"Peripheral" describes the outer edges or boundaries of something. This is an antonym for "central," which means at the middle of something. "Optical" is a word describing vision or the eyes, and while peripheral vision is a type of vision, peripheral itself does not specifically refer to vision. "Misunderstood" and "comprehensive" are opposite concepts.

Example Question #65 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PROMENADED

Possible Answers:

Strolled

Precise

Haphazard

Marching

Aimed

Correct answer:

Strolled

Explanation:

To "promenade" is to stroll or take a leisurely walk. "Promenading" is a more aimless activity than "aiming" or "marching," both of which are direct movements. "Imprecise" and "haphazard" are synonyms.

Example Question #66 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PLUMMETING

Possible Answers:

Tactile

Rising

Gliding

Falling

Visual

Correct answer:

Falling

Explanation:

To "plummet" is to fall rapidly. It's an antonym of "rising." "Visual" is the adjective form of "vision," and "tactile" is the adjective form of "touch." To "glide" is to slide along smoothly.

Example Question #67 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

ELDERLY

Possible Answers:

Junior

Fresh

Aged

Elementary

Ornamental

Correct answer:

Aged

Explanation:

"Elderly" and "aged" both refer to someone who is advanced in age or old. The other words do not share this meaning. Consider that the words "elementary," "junior, and "freshman" are all related to each other. The word "ornamental" refers to an item that is decorative.

Example Question #68 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

UNDERGROUND

Possible Answers:

Hovering

Buoyant

Afloat

Drifting

Subterranean

Correct answer:

Subterranean

Explanation:

The words "underground" and "subterranean" are synonyms. The other words actually have meanings contrary to the word "underground." "Buoyant," for example, refers to something that floats on top of liquid.

Example Question #69 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PRIMARY

Possible Answers:

Average

Least

First

Last

Uncommon

Correct answer:

First

Explanation:

The adjective "primary" generally means occurring first or of the greatest importance. The noun "primary" refers to an election to determine the representatives of the various political parties

Example Question #70 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

INDIGENOUS

Possible Answers:

Terrestrial

Farfetched

Native

Alien

Foreign

Correct answer:

Native

Explanation:

The adjective "indigenous" means native to a certain country or region. Additionally, "farfetched" means implausible, not likely to happen; "terrestrial" means of or related to the Earth; "alien" means foreign, unfamiliar, or from another planet; "foreign" means from a different country, not familiar.

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