SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Suffixes from Latin

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

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Suffixes

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

COUNSELOR

Possible Answers:

Principal

Forger

Enemy

Athlete

Adviser

Correct answer:

Adviser

Explanation:

"Counselor" is a person who serves as an "adviser," or in other words, someone who helps guide those who seek assistance. An "enemy" is an opponent or a person who works against someone. "Principal" refers to the chief administrator who manages and directs a school. "Athlete" is a person who plays sports. "Forger" is a person who makes illegal copies of something and passes them off as legitimate.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Suffixes

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

Vendor

Possible Answers:

Seller

Purchaser

Teacher

Client

Firefighter

Correct answer:

Seller

Explanation:

A "vendor" is a seller.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Suffixes

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

GULLIBLE

Possible Answers:

Portly 

Naïve

Plausible 

Malleable 

Comely 

Correct answer:

Naïve

Explanation:

If you are "gullible" then you are easily tricked and naïve. For clarification, "plausible" means believable; "malleable" means able to be bent easily; "portly" means fat; "comely" means cute.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Suffixes From Latin

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

CAVITY

Possible Answers:

Shame

Decay

Plague

Suspicion

Hole

Correct answer:

Hole

Explanation:

A cavity is a hole.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Suffixes

Synonyms: pick the word that is most similar in meaning to the word in question.

Parity

Possible Answers:

Conversation

Fence

Devotion

Equality

Satire

Correct answer:

Equality

Explanation:

"Parity" means equality.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Suffixes

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

FELICITY

Possible Answers:

Fortune 

Happiness 

Jealousy 

Despondency

Misery 

Correct answer:

Happiness 

Explanation:

"Felicity" is a noun used to describe happiness and contentment or something that creates happiness and contentment. For clarification, "despondency" is a feeling of hopelessness.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Suffixes From Latin

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

AILMENT

Possible Answers:

Dogma 

Sickness 

Treatment 

Obstinate 

Clandestine

Correct answer:

Sickness 

Explanation:

An "ailment" is an affliction or a sickness. For clarification, "clandestine" means secret or underground, "dogma" refers to a system of belief or a doctrine, and "obstinate" means stubborn.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Suffixes

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

Dependable

Possible Answers:

Successful

Ordinary

Tolerable

Rare

Reliable

Correct answer:

Reliable

Explanation:

"Reliable" means dependable.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Suffixes From Latin

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

AMIABLE

Possible Answers:

Erratic 

Good-natured 

Recalcitrant 

Radical 

Ill-tempered

Correct answer:

Good-natured 

Explanation:

"Amiable" means good-natured. "Ill-tempered" means cantankerous, so it is an antonym of "amiable," not a "synonym." For clarification, "erratic" means unpredictable or devoid of a pattern, "recalcitrant" means unruly and disobedient, and "radical" means favoring major changes.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Suffixes

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

SIZEABLE

Possible Answers:

Unused

Rural

Unwilling

Wasteful

Substantial

Correct answer:

Substantial

Explanation:

"Sizeable" means substantial, so "substantial," an adjective that means very large, is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "sizeable": "unwilling" means hesitant or not willing or ready to do something, as you might infer from the word being a combination of the negative prefix "un-," which means not, and "willing"; "unused" means original or new, or in other words, not used, as you might have inferred from the word also including the negative prefix "un-"; "rural" means located in or having qualities of the countryside as opposed to cities; and "wasteful" means spending or using too much or more than that is needed.

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