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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

FLAGRANT

Possible Answers:

Hidden

Knowledgable

Obvious

Exuberant

Flimsy

Correct answer:

Obvious

Explanation:

"Flagrant" means obvious or unconcealed, so "obvious" is the correct answer. "Hidden" is an antonym of "flagrant"; it means not obvious or concealed. "Knowledgable" means knowing a large amount of information about a certain subject or smart. "Flimsy" means fragile or easily broken. "Exuberant" means excited or lively.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

DOUBTFUL

Possible Answers:

Pleasant

Uncertain

Considerate

Affable

Proper

Correct answer:

Uncertain

Explanation:

"Doubtful" means hesitantunsure, or not likely true, so "uncertain," an adjective that means hesitant or unsure, is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "doubtful" and "uncertain": "affable" means friendly and easy to get along with; "pleasant" means providing joy or happiness; "considerate" means kind and thoughtful; and "proper" means suitable or correct.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ABSURD

Possible Answers:

Detached

Ridiculous

Amiable

Vague

Shocked

Correct answer:

Ridiculous

Explanation:

"Absurd" means unreasonable or ridiculous. "Amiable" means friendly. "Shocked" means to be surprised. "Detached" means not connected or unconcerned. "Vague" means not clear or hard to understand.

Example Question #14 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

UNDERSTOOD

Possible Answers:

Confounded

Purported

Adjunct

Tacit

Relayed

Correct answer:

Tacit

Explanation:

The word "understood" means implied but not stated. "Tacit" is the best answer choice because it has a similar definition: understood without being openly expressed. Considering the other choices, "confound" means to surprise or confuse, "purport" means to profess or claim, "relay" means to deliver (as in "to relay a message"), and "adjunct" means something that is added to something else but is unessential.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

BLATANT

Possible Answers:

Terrible

Patent

Blaring

Subtle

Expected

Correct answer:

Patent

Explanation:

"Blatant" is an adjective meaning done in a shameless manner when referring to bad behavior, and overt and obvious in other instances. So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like obvious. Since "patent" can mean obvious when used as an adjective, "patent" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "blatant" and the correct answer.

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

FAR-FETCHED

Possible Answers:

Languishing

Improbable

Expected

Proportionate

Operational

Correct answer:

Improbable

Explanation:

“Far-fetched” is an adjective that means implausible, so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like unlikely. That means that “expected” cannot be the correct answer, because “expected” means thought of as likely to occur, making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “far-fetched.” “Improbable,” however, is an adjective that means either not likely to occur or be true, and because “improbable” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “far-fetched,” “improbable” is the correct answer.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

CONFOUNDING

Possible Answers:

Puzzling 

Considerate 

Ponderous

Benevolent 

Noteworthy 

Correct answer:

Puzzling 

Explanation:

“Confounding” means confusing or puzzling, so "puzzling" is the correct answer. For clarification, "ponderous" means very slow or overelaborate; "noteworthy" means significant; "benevolent" means possessing a good or virtuous nature; and "considerate" means thoughtful.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

CONTENTIOUS

Possible Answers:

ill-timed

forgiving

controversial

renowned

remarkable

Correct answer:

controversial

Explanation:

"Contentious" means likely to cause argument, or controversial.

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

VIABLE

Possible Answers:

Tremendous

Influential

Feasible

Manifold

Courageous

Correct answer:

Feasible

Explanation:

"Viable" means realistic and capable of meeting with success, or "feasible."

Example Question #20 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SALIENT

Possible Answers:

Significant 

Elegant 

Flavorful

Salty

Corporeal

Correct answer:

Significant 

Explanation:

“Salient” means significant or noticeable. For clarification, "corporeal" means concerning bodily things (especially in contrast to spiritual things) and "elegant" means sophisticated and graceful.

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