SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, and Importance

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

BLATANT

Possible Answers:

unpleasant

old

obvious

satisfactory

manageable

Correct answer:

obvious

Explanation:

"Blatant:" lacking in subtlety, or obvious.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Synonyms: find the words that match most closely.

IRRATIONAL

Possible Answers:

Horrid

Unknown

Flexible

Perfect

Groundless

Correct answer:

Groundless

Explanation:

"Irrational" means making no logical sense, or groundless.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

POLEMICAL.

Possible Answers:

Outlandish 

Determined 

Controversial 

Whimsical

Bossy 

Correct answer:

Controversial 

Explanation:

“Polemical” is a noun used to describe a passionate and controversial argument. For clarification, whimsical means quirky or weird; outlandish means eccentric, bold and bizarre.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

FLUMMOXED

Possible Answers:

transformed

appropriate

chemical

baffled

hilarious

Correct answer:

baffled

Explanation:

"Flummoxed" means bewildered, perplexed, or baffled.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

FLAGRANT

Possible Answers:

laconic

gruesome

truthful

natural

blatant

Correct answer:

blatant

Explanation:

"Flagrant" means obviously and conspicuously in bad taste, or blatant.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

TACIT

Possible Answers:

troubled

free

polite

implicit

gregarious

Correct answer:

implicit

Explanation:

"Tacit" means implicit or understood.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PLAUSIBLE

Possible Answers:

Fragile

Ridiculous

Believable

Misleading

Indifferent

Correct answer:

Believable

Explanation:

"Plausible" means believable or potentially true, so "believable" is the correct answer.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

APOCRYPHAL

Possible Answers:

Scared

Tainted

Indecent

Interesting

False

Correct answer:

False

Explanation:

"Apocryphal" means seemingly true, but actually false. None of the other answers are close in meaning to "apocryphal": "interesting" means holding one's attention or fascinating; "scared" means afraid; "tainted" means adulterated; and "indecent" means not decent or obscene, as one might infer from from the presence of the negative prefix in- in the word.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

TENABLE

Possible Answers:

Sickly

Inventive

Forged

Dusty

Reasonable

Correct answer:

Reasonable

Explanation:

"Tenable" means reasonable or able to be defended. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "tenable": "sickly" means looking as if one is ill; "forged" means not authentic; "inventive" means creative; and "dusty" means covered in dust.

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

INEFFABLE

Possible Answers:

Inexpressible 

Prayerful

Stolen

Shaded

Defamed

Correct answer:

Inexpressible 

Explanation:

"Ineffable" and "inexpressible" both mean unable to be put into words, so "inexpressible" is the correct answer. None of the other answers are close in meaning to "ineffable": "defamed" means slandered; "prayerful" means characterized by prayer; "shaded" means in an area of comparative darkness; and "stolen" means taken without permission.  

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