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

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Example Question #51 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

CARDINAL

Possible Answers:

Real

Questionable

Wrapped

Principal

Incorrect

Correct answer:

Principal

Explanation:

"Cardinal" means principal or of chief importance, so "principal" is the correct answer. None of the other words are close in meaning to "cardinal": "wrapped" means covered; "real" means authentic; "questionable" means debatable; and "incorrect" means wrong or not true.

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SEMINAL

Possible Answers:

Influential

Clean

Secretive

Severe

Contemporary

Correct answer:

Influential

Explanation:

"Seminal" means influential, formative, or primary, so "influential" is the correct answer. None of the other answers are close in meaning to "seminal": "severe" means harsh; "clean" means tidy, "secretive" means private; and "contemporary" means current.

Example Question #53 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PARAMOUNT

Possible Answers:

Committed

Redacted

Affectionate

Predominant

Cinematic

Correct answer:

Predominant

Explanation:

"Paramount" means most important, and the correct answer "predominant" means most important, powerful, or noticeable. The other choices do not have similar definitions: "cinematic" means relating to films, "affectionate" means loving, "redacted" means censored, and "committed" means obligated.

Example Question #51 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SEMINAL

Possible Answers:

Regular

Influential

Insignificant

Bothersome

Detailed

Correct answer:

Influential

Explanation:

"Seminal" means innovative, original, or "influential."

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

NEGLIGIBLE

Possible Answers:

Easygoing

Aggressive

Opposite

Insignificant

Essential

Correct answer:

Insignificant

Explanation:

"Negligible" means so small it's not worth considering, or "insignificant."

Example Question #56 : 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:

Mesmerizing

Aggravating

Astounding

Baffling

Belittling

Correct answer:

Baffling

Explanation:

"Confounding" means confusing and difficult to figure out. "Baffling" means puzzling. Given how similar "confounding" and "baffling" are in meaning, they are synonyms.

Example Question #3092 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

PROMINENT

Possible Answers:

Pale

Reserved

Talkative

Important

Personable

Correct answer:

Important

Explanation:

Prominent means well-known or famous.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

SUBSTANTIAL

Possible Answers:

Practical

Kind

Heavy

Rough

Considerable

Correct answer:

Considerable

Explanation:

Substantial means of considerable importance or worth.

Example Question #59 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

FUNDAMENTAL

Possible Answers:

Underlying

Constructive

Capital

Violent

Pesky

Correct answer:

Underlying

Explanation:

Foundational means basic or underlying.

Example Question #3093 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

TRIVIAL

Possible Answers:

Banal

Settled

Particular

Odd

Sly

Correct answer:

Banal

Explanation:

Trivial means unimportant or banal

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