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

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Upper Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #71 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ENIGMATIC

Possible Answers:

Magnetic

Mystical

Medicinal

Magnificent

Magnanimous

Correct answer:

Mystical

Explanation:

"Enigmatic" and "mystical" are synonyms describing the quality of something esoteric and puzzling. The other words do not have meanings related to this sense of mystery. "Magnetic" refers either to the quality (in a person) of having a compelling personality, or the physical quality of attracting metals containing an opposite pole. "Magnificent" is an extremely positive adjective. "Magnanimous" refers to the quality of being generous and sympathetic to others.

Example Question #72 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

UNADULTERATED

Possible Answers:

Special

Top-notch

Elegant

Pure

Considerate

Correct answer:

Pure

Explanation:

"Unadulterated" refers to something that is pure; something that has not been tampered with. The other answer choices have similarly positive connotations but don't quite capture this shade of meaning. "Elegant" may refer to something luxurious, while "special" and "top-notch" refer to something of good quality. "Considerate" is not at all related to the word "unadulterated."

Example Question #73 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

INANE

Possible Answers:

Ponderous

Disingenuous

Ingenuous

Fatuous

Truculent

Correct answer:

Fatuous

Explanation:

The adjective "inane" means pointless, silly, and foolish. This is closest in meaning to "fatuous" which means vacuous, without purpose. Additionally, "ponderous" means slow-moving; "truculent" means aggressive, hostile, eager to fight; "ingenuous" means naive, innocent, gullible; "disingenuous" means false, deceptive, insincere.

Example Question #74 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PARAMOUNT

Possible Answers:

Implied

Invalid

Important

Inveterate

Ingrate

Correct answer:

Important

Explanation:

The adjective "paramount" means of particular importance, especially "important." Additionally, "inveterate" means (of behavior) entrenched and habitual; "invalid" means not valid, not acceptable; "implied" means hinted at, suggested; an "ingrate" is an ungrateful and rude person.

Example Question #75 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

INDUBITABLE

Possible Answers:

Exasperated

Certain

Uncertain

Unctuous

Quiescent

Correct answer:

Certain

Explanation:

The adjective "indubitable" means not able to be doubted, unquestionable, or "certain." Additionally, "exasperated" means deeply frustrated and annoyed by; "unctuous" means exceedingly obsequious and fawning, prone to excessive flattery and sycophantic behavior; "quiescent" means at rest, inactive, dormant.

Example Question #76 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

OVERT

Possible Answers:

Lambent

Factious

Ebullient

Exhaustive

Conspicuous

Correct answer:

Conspicuous

Explanation:

The adjective "overt" means obvious, easily noticeable, not well-concealed, conspicuous. Additionally, "lambent" means flickering; "exhaustive" means including all possible considerations, comprehensive; "factious" means prone to, or likely to, cause disagreement; "ebullient" means overly enthusiastic

Example Question #77 : 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:

Limpid

Convincing

Bestial

Incumbent

Introspective

Correct answer:

Convincing

Explanation:

The adjective "cogent" means (of an argument) convincing, compelling and well-reasoned. Additionally, "introspective" means inwardly thoughtful; "limpid" means clear; "bestial" means savage (like a beast); "incumbent" means required, very important in order to get something done.

Example Question #78 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ARBITRARY

Possible Answers:

Capacious

Susceptible

Awry

Fraudulent

Meaningless

Correct answer:

Meaningless

Explanation:

"Arbitrary" means random and meaningless, not based on any criteria. Additionally, "susceptible" means vulnerable to, likely to be harmed by; "capacious" means roomy, having lots of space; "awry" means 'out of place,' amiss, gone wrong; "fraudulent" means not genuine, not authentic.

Example Question #79 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

COGNIZANT

Possible Answers:

Aware

Desperate

Inward

Ominous

Deleterious

Correct answer:

Aware

Explanation:

The adjective "cognizant" means aware of. Additionally, "ominous" means suggesting something bad will happen, portentous, threatening; "deleterious" means causing harm, injurious.

Example Question #80 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

TANGENTIAL

Possible Answers:

Impetuous

Limpid

Ornery

Extraneous

Artificial

Correct answer:

Extraneous

Explanation:

The adjective "tangential" means loosely related to, digressing from the main point but still partly related. This is closest in meaning to "extraneous" which means irrelevant, unrelated, incidental. Additionally, "limpid" means clear, able to be seen through; "impetuous" means done without forethought or appropriate care, rash and reckless; "artificial" means fake, not genuine, constructed to mimic something real; "ornery" means grumpy, bad-tempered.

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