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 #975 : Synonyms

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

VORACIOUS

Possible Answers:

Timorous

Insatiable

Bereft

Gauche

Venal

Correct answer:

Insatiable

Explanation:

The adjective "voracious" means starving, not able to be satisfied, or "insatiable." Additionally, "bereft" means deprived of, sad due to a loss; "venal" means corrupt, able to be bribed; "gauche" means impolite, lacking social graces; "timorous" means prone to nervousness and anxiety.

Example Question #976 : Synonyms

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

MAUDLIN

Possible Answers:

Chipper

Sentimental

Naive

Hurtful

Painstaking

Correct answer:

Sentimental

Explanation:

"Maudlin" means "sentimental," exaggeratedly and often tearfully so. "Naive" means innocent and childlike, while "painstaking" means very careful and thorough. "Chipper" means very cheerful.

Example Question #977 : Synonyms

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

MOROSE

Possible Answers:

Volatile

Facetious

Lassitudinous

Stern

Glum

Correct answer:

Glum

Explanation:

"Morose" is a synonym for "glum" or lugubrious. "Facetious" means flippant, inappropriately using humor. "Stern" means strict, and "volatile" means temperamental, explosive. "Lassitude" is lethargy or sluggishness.

Example Question #1731 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

DESPONDENT

Possible Answers:

Eager

Enthusiastic

Despairing

Poignant

Insufferable

Correct answer:

Despairing

Explanation:

"Despondent" and "despairing" are synonyms, as are "eager" and "enthusiastic." "Poignant" means touching, tragic, or plaintive. "Insufferable" is a synonym for "unbearable" or intolerable.

Example Question #979 : Synonyms

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

ENERVATED

Possible Answers:

Pulchritudinous 

Invigorated

Energized

Melancholic

Debilitated

Correct answer:

Debilitated

Explanation:

"Enervated" and "debilitated" both mean severely weakened. This is an antonym for both "energetic" and "invigorated." "Pulchritudinous" means very beautiful, and "melancholic" means sad.

Example Question #980 : Synonyms

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

CHOLERIC

Possible Answers:

Obsequious

Irritable

Emaciated

Perfidious

Incorrigible

Correct answer:

Irritable

Explanation:

The adjective "choleric" means bad-tempered and easily annoyed, making "irritable" the best answer. Additionally, "emaciated" means starving, very underweight from lack of nutrition; "incorrigible" means unable to be controlled; "perfidious" means disloyal; and "obsequious" means servile, subservient, and easily dominated by others

Example Question #71 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

EMOTIVE

Possible Answers:

Expressive

Laudable

Exquisite

Contrite

Manifold

Correct answer:

Expressive

Explanation:

Someone who is "emotive" is very "expressive" and open about sharing emotions. "Exquisite" is another word for lovely or beautiful, and "laudable" means commendable or praiseworthy. "Manifold" is a synonym for "diverse" or varied. "Contrite" means repentant or penitent.

Example Question #72 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

DISCONSOLATE

Possible Answers:

Despicable

Asinine

Lurid

Doleful

Ebullient

Correct answer:

Doleful

Explanation:

"Disconsolate" means "doleful," mournful, and sorrowful. "Despicable" is a synonym for "loathsome." "Ebullient" is a synonym for exuberant and exultant. "Asinine" means silly, stupid, or foolish. "Lurid" means sensational, shocking, or overly vivid.

Example Question #73 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

FRENZIED

Possible Answers:

Frantic

Arcane

Congenial

Depraved

Assiduous

Correct answer:

Frantic

Explanation:

"Frenzied," "frantic," and "frenetic" are all synonyms. "Arcane" means abstruse or obscure. "Congenial" means friendly and personable. "Depraved" means corrupt or dissolute. "Assiduous" means sedulous or hardworking.

Example Question #74 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Emotional States

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

REPROACHFUL

Possible Answers:

Disapproving

Suave

Conjectural

Multifarious

Fallacious

Correct answer:

Disapproving

Explanation:

"Reproachful" and "disapproving" are synonyms. "Multifarious" means manifold or diverse. "Fallacious" means false or erroneous. "Conjectural" is a synonym for speculative, theoretical, or hypothetical. "Suave" and "sophisticated" are synonyms.

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