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

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

TRIVIAL

Possible Answers:

Insignificant

Modest

Affordable

Delayed

Calm

Correct answer:

Insignificant

Explanation:

Trivial means insignificant.  

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

COMPREHENSIVE

Possible Answers:

Blatant

Threatening

Hesitant

Inclusive

Wandering

Correct answer:

Inclusive

Explanation:

Comprehensive means complete, including all aspects of something, or inclusive.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

REQUISITE

Possible Answers:

Required

Mortified

Decorated

Optional

Conversational

Correct answer:

Required

Explanation:

“Requisite” is a word that can be used as a noun or an adjective, but because all of the potential answer choices are adjectives, we will need to consider “requisite” as an adjective. When used as an adjective, “requisite” means “made necessary by circumstances or regulations.” So, we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “necessary.” That means that “optional” cannot be the correct answer, because “optional” means “available to be chosen but not obligatory,” making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “requisite.” “Required,” however, when used as an adjective, means “officially compulsory; indispensable,” and because “required” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “requisite,” “required” is the correct answer.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

IMPERATIVE

Possible Answers:

Inferior

Dismissive

Enchanting

Necessary

Ambitious

Correct answer:

Necessary

Explanation:

"Imperative" means absolutely necessary or unavoidable.

Example Question #65 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

COMPULSORY

Possible Answers:

Dorsal

Required

Communicative

Genuine

Effective

Correct answer:

Required

Explanation:

"Compulsory" means "required," or mandatory.

Example Question #66 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

TRIVIAL

Possible Answers:

Magnetic

Careful

Splendid

Frivolous

Testy

Correct answer:

Frivolous

Explanation:

Trivial and frivolous both mean petty and superficial.

Example Question #67 : 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:

Charming

Recent

Mysterious

Moody

Purposeful

Correct answer:

Mysterious

Explanation:

"Arcane" means understood by few, mysterious.

Example Question #68 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

CRYPTIC

Possible Answers:

Obvious 

Palpable

Mysterious 

Apparent 

Evident 

Correct answer:

Mysterious 

Explanation:

“Cryptic” means enigmatic or mysterious. For clarification, the other four answer choices are all antonyms of cryptic and synonyms of one another.

Example Question #69 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

VERITABLE

Possible Answers:

Fair-weather

Dubious

Capricious

Legitimate

Doubtful

Correct answer:

Legitimate

Explanation:

The word "veritable" is most similar in meaning to "legitimate" and relates an object's authentic nature. The other words do not share this meaning. Some of the answer choices are, in fact, antonyms of "veritable."

Example Question #70 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

AUTHORITATIVE

Possible Answers:

Awe-inspiring

Autumnal

Official

Authorial

Authentic

Correct answer:

Official

Explanation:

"Authoritative" and "official" are synonyms. They refer to an object's standing or reputation as being of the highest official or institutional caliber. The other words might appear similar but do not have closely related meanings. "Authorial" refers to the something (usually intention) pertaining to an author.

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