SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, and Variety

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Example Question #2444 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

SPARSE

Possible Answers:

unintelligent

aggressive

obvious

menacing

infrequent

Correct answer:

infrequent

Explanation:

"Sparse" means scattered, meager, or infrequent.

Example Question #2445 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

SPARSE

Possible Answers:

gregarious

meager

thriving

hungry

meticulous

Correct answer:

meager

Explanation:

Sparse means thinly dispersed or meager.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

RIFE.

Possible Answers:

Common 

Misplaced 

Rare 

Obvious 

Roomy 

Correct answer:

Common 

Explanation:

“Rife” means common or found frequently. Usually you will hear as part of the expression something was rife with something. For example, her hair was rife with lice. The correct synonym is “common.”

Example Question #2447 : Synonyms

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

BEREFT. 

Possible Answers:

Surfeit 

Lacking 

Excess

Surplus 

Donate 

Correct answer:

Lacking 

Explanation:

To be “bereft” means to be lacking. As in, “she was bereft of ideas, having tried everything.” For clarification, "excess," "surfeit" and "surplus" are all synonyms and mean to have too much of something; as such they are antonyms of “bereft” and “lacking.”

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

INEXHAUSTIBLE

Possible Answers:

rampant

few

fluid

unlimited

weary

Correct answer:

unlimited

Explanation:

"Inexhaustible" means existing in abundance, or unlimited.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

ABUNDANT.

Possible Answers:

Plentiful 

Serendipitous

Vain 

Poignant 

Miserable

Correct answer:

Plentiful 

Explanation:

“Abundant” means plentiful, or well-supplied. For clarification, serendipitous means fortunate or relating to good fortune; vain can either mean pointless when used to describe an activity or action or it can mean obsessed with one’s own image if used to describe a person; poignant means moving, or particularly penetrating and perceptive.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Synonyms: choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the word in question.

Abundant

Possible Answers:

Famished

Implacable

Dehydrated

Diminutive

A lot

Correct answer:

A lot

Explanation:

"Abundant" means a lot; Diminutive means small; Famished means starving or without food; Dehydrated means without water or thirsty; and Implacable means cannot be be satsifed.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CUMULATIVE

Possible Answers:

selective

trite

amassed

alleged

poignant

Correct answer:

amassed

Explanation:

"Cumulative" means increasing in quantity by successive additions, or amassed.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Quality, Quantity, And Variety

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

DEFICIENT

Possible Answers:

Customary

Concise

Wordy

Inadequate

Beneficial

Correct answer:

Inadequate

Explanation:

"Deficient" means lacking or "inadequate." "Concise" means brief or terse. "Wordy" means verbose or having too many words. "Beneficial" means favorable, advantageous, or helpful to oneself. "Customary" means common or traditional

Example Question #3211 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

MEAGER

Possible Answers:

Inadequate

Surprising

Enthusiastic

Selfish

Valuable

Correct answer:

Inadequate

Explanation:

"Meager" means lacking in regard to a requirement, or "inadequate."

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