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

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

EMBRYONIC

Possible Answers:

unpleasant

rudimentary

chemical

redacted

gloomy

Correct answer:

rudimentary

Explanation:

"Embryonic" means undeveloped, or rudimentary.

Example Question #2402 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

PERPETUAL

Possible Answers:

affectionate

untied

trite

eternal

nagging

Correct answer:

eternal

Explanation:

"Perpetual" means never-ending, or eternal.

Example Question #31 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ERRATIC

Possible Answers:

unpredictable

powerful

mischievious

rural

mistaken

Correct answer:

unpredictable

Explanation:

"Erratic" means not following a pattern, or unpredictable.

Example Question #31 : 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.

EVANESCENT 

Possible Answers:

Noisy

Beneficial

Fleeting

Attractive

Notable

Correct answer:

Fleeting

Explanation:

"Evanescent" means fleeting or short-lived, so "fleeting" is the correct answer because it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "evanescent."

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

INCIPIENT

Possible Answers:

Poor

Beginning

Opposed

Soothing

Disproven

Correct answer:

Beginning

Explanation:

"Incipient" means beginning to exist or appear. So, "beginning" is the correct answer because it is closest in meaning to "incipient." 

Example Question #33 : 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.

FITFUL

Possible Answers:

Adept

Hesitant

Abundant

Sporadic

Continuous

Correct answer:

Sporadic

Explanation:

"Fitful" means sporadic. "Continuous" means constant or nonstop. "Hesitant" means unsure or uncertain. "Abundant" means plentiful. "Adept" means skillful.

Example Question #34 : 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.

PENDING

Possible Answers:

Creative

Rude

Finished

Undecided

Courageous

Correct answer:

Undecided

Explanation:

"Pending" means unresolved or undecided, so "undecided" is the correct answer. "Finished" means settled or decided. "Courageous" means brave or valiant. "Creative" means imaginative. "Rude" means having no manners or impolite.

Example Question #35 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

IMMORTAL

Possible Answers:

Pious

Undying

Faultless

Shrewd

Lenient

Correct answer:

Undying

Explanation:

"Immortal" means undying or lasting forever. "Faultless" means without fault or defect. "Pious" means devoutly religious. "Shrewd" means sharp and having good judgment. "Lenient" means merciful and not strict.

Example Question #36 : 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.

EPHEMERAL

Possible Answers:

Nostalgic

Imaginary

Celestial

Unfortunate

Fleeting

Correct answer:

Fleeting

Explanation:

Ephemeral describes something that only is present for a short period of time. Therefore, "fleeting" is the best synonym, as something that is fleeting is also only present for a short period of time

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

CURSORY

Possible Answers:

Inadequate

Depressed

Comprehensive

Hasty

Deft

Correct answer:

Hasty

Explanation:

"Cursory" means hasty and not thorough, so "hasty" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, "comprehensive" means in-depth and thorough; "deft" means skilled; "depressed" means gloomy and sad; and "inadequae" means not being enough for a certain purpose.

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