SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Roots from Anglo-Saxon

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Example Questions

Example Question #152 : Using Prefixes, Suffixes, And Roots To Identify Synonyms

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

FOOLHARDY

Possible Answers:

Careful 

Dull-witted 

Cautious 

Laughable 

Reckless 

Correct answer:

Reckless 

Explanation:

The root word "fool" does give a negative implication to the word, however should not be an indicator that the word is related to strict intelligence. Instead, "foolhardy" generally describes someone who disregards consequences or asks impulsively.

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