SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

ARDENT

Possible Answers:

Avid

Zealous

Illustrious

Eminent

Parochial

Correct answer:

Zealous

Explanation:

"Ardent" means fervid, passionate, or zealous. "Parochial" and "provincial" are synonyms, as are "eminent" and "illustrious." "Avid" means keen and eager.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

HOSTILE

Possible Answers:

Livid

Envious

Skeptical

Inimical

Euphoric

Correct answer:

Inimical

Explanation:

"Hostile" and "inimical" are synonyms. "Envious" means jealous, "skeptical" means dubious, and "euphoric" means ecstatic. "Livid" means extremely angry.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

CONFOUNDED

Possible Answers:

Superficial

Bewildered

Supercilious

Abrasive

Acerbic

Correct answer:

Bewildered

Explanation:

"Confounded" means "bewildered" or puzzled. "Abrasive" means harsh or rough. "Superficial" means shallow, and "supercilious" means haughty or arrogant. "Acerbic" and "caustic" are synonyms.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

EBULLIENT

Possible Answers:

Forbidding

Deleterious

Decadent

Imminent

Exuberant

Correct answer:

Exuberant

Explanation:

"Ebullient" and "exuberant" both mean very happy and cheerful. "Imminent" means upcoming or impending. "Deleterious" mean harmful, and "decadent" means dissolute or morally degenerate. "Forbidding" means grim or unwelcoming.

Example Question #65 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

SLEEPY

Possible Answers:

Sugary

Somnolent

Bashful

Lascivious

Convincing

Correct answer:

Somnolent

Explanation:

"Somnolent" is another word for "sleepy." "Sugary" means sweet, and "lascivious" means lecherous, lustful. "Bashful" is another word for shy, and "convincing" means persuasive.

Example Question #66 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

HISTRIONIC

Possible Answers:

Theatrical

Inane

Insipid

Recondite

Capacious

Correct answer:

Theatrical

Explanation:

The adjective "histrionic" is used to describe someone who is overly dramatic or theatrical. Additionally, "recondite" means (of knowledge) known by only a few people, arcane and esoteric; "insipid" means tasteless, lacking flavor or character; "capacious" means roomy, spacious, voluminous; "inane" means pointless and stupid, meaningless.

Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

INCENSED

Possible Answers:

Lenient

Angry

Happy

Alone

Calm

Correct answer:

Angry

Explanation:

The adjective "incensed" means made furious by, deeply angry at. Additionally, "lenient" means tolerant, not strict.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

AVERSE

Possible Answers:

Unlikely

Unbecoming

Unwilling

Untimely

Unfortunate

Correct answer:

Unwilling

Explanation:

The adjective "averse" means opposed to, "unwilling." Additionally, "untimely" means happening at the wrong or an inappropriate time; "unbecoming" means not flattering, not attractive, inappropriate.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

BEATIFIC

Possible Answers:

Garrulous

Malicious

Rapturous

Obstinate

Vehement

Correct answer:

Rapturous

Explanation:

The adjective "beatific" means blissfully happy, deeply joyous, or "rapturous" which means ecstatic, showing great joy. Additionally, "garrulous" means loquacious, talkative; "malicious" means spiteful, showing ill-will, hateful; "obstinate" means stubborn, recalcitrant, refusing to change one's mind; "vehement" means showing a forceful passion and commitment to.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

PROTEAN

Possible Answers:

Substantiated

Unstable

Listless

Rapacious

Assured

Correct answer:

Unstable

Explanation:

The adjective "protean" is used to describe something that frequently changes and is inconsistent. This is closest in meaning to "unstable." Additionally, "substantiated" means proved through evidence; "assured" means self-confident; "listless" means lacking energy and enthusiasm; "rapacious" means extremely greedy.

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