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

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PROFOUND

Possible Answers:

Calm

Deep

Forgotten

Insistent

Glib

Correct answer:

Deep

Explanation:

Profound means wise, intense, or deep.

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

IMPLICIT

Possible Answers:

Transient

Finicky

Suggested

Corrupt

Melodious

Correct answer:

Suggested

Explanation:

Implicit means implied but not plainly expressed, or suggested.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

IMPLAUSIBLE

Possible Answers:

Inconsistent

Transparent

Unlikely

Random

Wet

Correct answer:

Unlikely

Explanation:

Implausible means not seeming reasonable, or unlikely.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

CONTROVERSIAL

Possible Answers:

Diverse

Revolutionary

Boring

Unhealthy

Disputed

Correct answer:

Disputed

Explanation:

Controversial means giving rise to public disagreement, or disputed.

Example Question #35 : 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:

Accurate 

Fallible 

Adequate 

Inadequate

Mistaken 

Correct answer:

Mistaken 

Explanation:

“Erroneous” is an adjective that describes a mistaken or incorrect belief. “Accurate” is an antonym. "Fallible" means imperfect.

Example Question #36 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

JUDICIOUS

Possible Answers:

Useless 

Ignorant 

Sensible 

Useful 

Foolish 

Correct answer:

Sensible 

Explanation:

“Judicious” is an adjective used to describe a decision that is sensible, wise and carefully thought out. A “judicious” decision has an underlying objective to ensure security and avoid trouble. “Foolish” and “ignorant” are antonyms.

Example Question #37 : 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:

Tiny

Grammatical

Wrong

Wistful

Lyrical

Correct answer:

Wrong

Explanation:

Erroneous means wrong.  

Example Question #38 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SYNTHETIC

Possible Answers:

Layered

Comfortable

Artificial

Challenging

Peaceful

Correct answer:

Artificial

Explanation:

Synthetic means made from a chemical imitation, or artificial.

Example Question #39 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

DELIRIOUS

Possible Answers:

Comprehensive

Incoherent

Insistent

Comprehensible

Asleep

Correct answer:

Incoherent

Explanation:

“Delirious” is an adjective that means either “in an acutely disturbed state of mind resulting from illness or intoxication and characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of thought and speech” or “in a state of wild excitement or ecstasy.” So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “in a disturbed state of mind characterized by incoherence of thought and speech” or “in a state of wild excitement.” That means that “comprehensible” cannot be the correct answer, because “comprehensible” means “able to be understood; intelligible,” making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “delirious.” “Incoherent,” however, is an adjective that means “unable to speak intelligibly” when describing a person. Because “incoherent” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “delirious,” “incoherent” is the correct answer.

Example Question #40 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

COGENT

Possible Answers:

Evasive

Convincing

Immense

Calming

Miserly

Correct answer:

Convincing

Explanation:

"Cogent" means convincing or compelling.

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