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

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Example Question #81 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

GLIB

Possible Answers:

Ornate

Outlawed

Sacrilegious

Abstract

Insincere

Correct answer:

Insincere

Explanation:

The adjective "glib" means (of speech) "insincere" and disingenuous. Additionally, "outlawed" means banned, forbidden, not allowed; "sacrilegious" means blasphemous, offensive to a religion; "ornate" means elaborately decorated, adorned and embellished; "abstract" means not concrete, related to something theoretical or intangible.

Example Question #82 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

PROPITIOUS

Possible Answers:

Dynamic

Garbled

Imbued

Providential

Exasperated

Correct answer:

Providential

Explanation:

The adjective "propitious" means favorable, auspicious, (of circumstances) lucky and indicating a good chance for success. This is closest in meaning to "providential" which means favorable, divinely ordained to happen. Additionally, "garbled" means mixed up; "imbued" means filled with; "exasperated" means frustrated by, deeply irritated by; "dynamic" means energetic, powerful, exciting or forceful.

Example Question #83 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

Synonyms: Select the word that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

INCONTROVERTIBLE

Possible Answers:

Undeniable

Inopportune

Unflappable

Inauspicious

Untimely

Correct answer:

Undeniable

Explanation:

The adjective "incontrovertible" means not able to be denied, undeniable, not able to be disputed, irrefutable. Additionally, "unflappable" means calm and controlled in a crisis, not able to be stressed or unnerved; "untimely" means occurring at a bad time; "inauspicious" means not promising, an unfortunate beginning that suggests further failure; "inopportune" means unsuitable, not favorable, untimely.

Example Question #84 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

GERMANE

Possible Answers:

Inexplicable

Applicable

Edible

Impeccable

Formidable

Correct answer:

Applicable

Explanation:

The adjective "germane" means relevant to, applicable, able to be applied to. Additionally, "inexplicable" means unable to be explained; "impeccable" means flawless, perfect; "edible" means able to be eaten; "formidable" means daunting, awe-inspiring and intimidating.

Example Question #85 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

DIDACTIC

Possible Answers:

Provisional

Educational

Distended

Amenable

Recondite

Correct answer:

Educational

Explanation:

The adjective "didactic" means instructional, educational, informative. Additionally, "provisional" means temporary, intended only for a short time; "amenable" means cooperative, agreeable; "distended" means bloated, swollen due to pressure; "recondite" means (of knowledge) arcane and privileged, known by only a few.

Example Question #86 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

BENIGHTED

Possible Answers:

Comely

Sagacious

Fulsome

Furtive

Ignorant

Correct answer:

Ignorant

Explanation:

The adjective "benighted" means ignorant of. Additionally, "sagacious" means wise, possessing sagacity; "furtive" means (of a look) secretive, clandestine; "comely" means attractive; "fulsome" means excessively flattering, fawning, unctuous.

Example Question #87 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

ESOTERIC

Possible Answers:

Truculent

Pervasive

Ingenuous

Torpid

Arcane

Correct answer:

Arcane

Explanation:

The adjective "esoteric" means understood by only a small number of people, arcane and privileged knowledge. The correct answer is therefore "arcane." Additionally, "ingenuous" means naive, easily misled by others; "truculent" means aggressive, quick to anger, eager to fight; "torpid" means inactive, sluggish, lacking energy; "pervasive" means spread throughout.

Example Question #88 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Authenticity, Understanding, And Importance

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

INCOGNITO

Possible Answers:

Disguised

Blatant

Solitary

Perilous

Muted

Correct answer:

Disguised

Explanation:

"Incognito" is an adjective meaning having one's identity concealed. "Disguised" means having altered one's appearance to hide one's identity. "Blatant" means obvious and done openly, "muted" means quiet and soft, "solitary" means isolated or done alone, and "perilous" means full or danger or risk.

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