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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

LIMPID

Possible Answers:

Lucid 

Intrepid

Listless 

Laconic

Ornery

Correct answer:

Lucid 

Explanation:

Something expressed in a “limpid” way is expressed clearly and lucidly and easily understood. So the correct answer is “lucid” which also means clear. For clarification, "listless" means lacking energy; "laconic" means terse or brief; "ornery" means irritable or bad-tempered; "intrepid" means adventurous.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

LUCID

Possible Answers:

Intelligible

Cloudy

Timid

Insane

Risky

Correct answer:

Intelligible

Explanation:

"Lucid" means expressed clearly, or intelligible.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

LUCID

Possible Answers:

Healthy

Mandatory

Clear

Mystified 

Shameful

Correct answer:

Clear

Explanation:

"Lucid" means clear.  

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

GLIB

Possible Answers:

Flippant

Silly

Unsure

Weak

Fortified

Correct answer:

Flippant

Explanation:

"Glib" means speaking a lot but in an insincere and flippant way, so "flippant," meaning facetious and rude, is the correct answer.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

SPURIOUS

Possible Answers:

Dissected

Enraged

Fixated

False

Underwhelmed

Correct answer:

False

Explanation:

"Spurious" means counterfeit or untrue. (Example: "The paper was full of spurious claims, and Francis wasn't surprised that the argument's evidence was lacking, as evidence would have contradicted its claims.") Therefore, "false" is the best synonym.

Example Question #61 : Synonyms

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

IRREFUTABLE

Possible Answers:

Rebuttable

Undeniable

Implausible

Deniable

Plausible

Correct answer:

Undeniable

Explanation:

"Irrefutable" is an adjective meaning "impossible to deny or disprove." While "undeniable" and "implausible" may each look like a potentially correct answer because like "irrefutable," "undeniable" and" implausible" each begin with a negative prefix; however, "implausible" means "not seeming reasonable or probable; failing to convince," so it is actually an antonym of "irrefutable," and not the correct answer. "Undeniable," however, means "unable to be denied or disputed." Since "undeniable" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "irrefutable," so "undeniable" is the correct answer.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ERRONEOUS

Possible Answers:

Quick

Incorrect

Correct

Dull

Exigent

Correct answer:

Incorrect

Explanation:

"Erroneous" is used to describe a mistake or something that is incorrect. Correct would be the opposite of Erroneous. Exigent means immediate, Quick means to be fast at something, and Dull means boring. These last three words have no relation to Erroneous in this situation.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

REDUNDANT

Possible Answers:

Incorrect

Mesmerizing

Manufactured

Needless

Natural

Correct answer:

Needless

Explanation:

Redundant means no longer useful or needed.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

GENUINE

Possible Answers:

Transparent

Flat

Cheerful

Obscure

Authentic

Correct answer:

Authentic

Explanation:

Genuine means that something is really what it claims to be, or authentic.

Example Question #29 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SUPERFLUOUS

Possible Answers:

Diversified

Articulate

Ornate

Timid

Extra

Correct answer:

Extra

Explanation:

Superfluous means more than is necessary.  Thus, the correct answer choice is "extra."  

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