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

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SPURIOUS

Possible Answers:

False

Representative

Servile

Fluent

Comparable

Correct answer:

False

Explanation:

"Spurious" means false.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

FACETIOUS

Possible Answers:

Visible

Disobedient

Humorous

Overused

Imminent

Correct answer:

Humorous

Explanation:

"Facetious" means amusing or not meant to be taken seriously. The best answer choice is humorous.

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ILLUSORY

Possible Answers:

Prudent

Deceptive

Fertile

Truthful

Impoverished

Correct answer:

Deceptive

Explanation:

"Illusory" means deceptive.

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

UNEQUIVOCAL

Possible Answers:

Roaring

Clear

Ripe

Anticipated

Edited

Correct answer:

Clear

Explanation:

"Unequivocal" means clear, or having only one possible meaning.

Example Question #45 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ARCANE

Possible Answers:

Expansive

Bunched

Pale

Secret

Wistful

Correct answer:

Secret

Explanation:

"Arcane" means secret, mysterious, or understood by very few people. The Latin root word, "arcanus," means secret or hidden.

Example Question #46 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ABSTRUSE

Possible Answers:

Decadent

Slurred

Gloomy

Incomprehensible

Gifted

Correct answer:

Incomprehensible

Explanation:

"Abstruse" means hard to understand. The best answer choice is "incomprehensible."

Example Question #47 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

VITAL

Possible Answers:

poignant

complete

troublesome

essential

nurturing

Correct answer:

essential

Explanation:

Vital means extremely important or essential.

Example Question #48 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CARDINAL

Possible Answers:

antique

religious

hungry

rusty

fundamental

Correct answer:

fundamental

Explanation:

"Cardinal" (as an adjective) means of great importance, or fundamental.

Example Question #49 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

EXIGENT

Possible Answers:

Amazing

Rainy

Contemporary

Asymmetrical

Pressing

Correct answer:

Pressing

Explanation:

"Exigent" means urgent or pressing.  So, "pressing" is the correct answer because it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "exigent."

Example Question #50 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PIVOTAL

Possible Answers:

Trivial

Minor

Essential

Bitter

Sarcastic

Correct answer:

Essential

Explanation:

"Pivotal" means essential. "Trivial" and "minor" are antonyms of "pivotal." They each mean small and unimportant. "Bitter" can mean having a sharp taste, or be used to describe someone who is resentful.

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