SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, and Location

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

BLEAK

Possible Answers:

goofy

wet

aimless

soft

bare

Correct answer:

bare

Explanation:

Bleak means lacking vegetation or decoration, or bare. It can also mean not hopeful.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

REMOTE

Possible Answers:

secluded

major

cantankerous

troublesome

lethargic

Correct answer:

secluded

Explanation:

Remote means removed, out of the way, or secluded.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

UBIQUITOUS.

Possible Answers:

Flippant 

Everywhere 

Obdurate 

Impressionable

Nowhere 

Correct answer:

Everywhere 

Explanation:

If something is “ubiquitous” it appears everywhere and is commonplace. For clarification, "impressionable" means easily influenced by external stimuli; "obdurate" means stubborn; "flippant" means showing disrespect, not taking something seriously enough.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

AJAR

Possible Answers:

cracked

musical

thrilled

covering up

slightly open

Correct answer:

slightly open

Explanation:

"Ajar" means slightly open.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

VAST.

Possible Answers:

Aloof

Miniscule

Accountable

Enormous 

Underwhelming

Correct answer:

Enormous 

Explanation:

“Vast” means very big or enormous. For clarification, miniscule means very small and is an antonym of “vast”; aloof means distant or shy; accountable means responsible, able to be held responsible for something.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CELESTIAL

Possible Answers:

heavenly

particular

foreshadowing

musical

magical

Correct answer:

heavenly

Explanation:

"Celestial" means relating to the sky, or heavenly.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

DOMESTIC

Possible Answers:

travel

animal

theater

industry

home

Correct answer:

home

Explanation:

"Domestic" means relating to the home or the nation.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

DESOLATE

Possible Answers:

Passive

Ambitious

Belligerent

Deserted

Rash

Correct answer:

Deserted

Explanation:

"Desolate" means "deserted" or lacking in people or inhabitants. "Ambitious" means determined to succeed in the future. "Passive" means submissive or not engaged in what is happening. "Belligerent" means aggressive or warlike. "Rash" means reckless or not careful.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PALATIAL

Possible Answers:

Nasty

Opaque

Luxurious

Delicious

Local

Correct answer:

Luxurious

Explanation:

Palatial means resembling a palace or when describing a building or room, large, like a palace. "Luxurious" means comfortable and wealthy, so "luxurious" is the correct answer because it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "palatial." None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "palatial": "delicious" means tasting good, "opaque" means not transparent, "local" means from a nearby area, and "nasty" means gross or unpleasant.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

STREWN

Possible Answers:

Scattered 

Abused 

Coalesced 

Used 

Improved 

Correct answer:

Scattered 

Explanation:

“Strewn" means scattered around untidily, so "scattered" is the correct answer.

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