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

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Example Questions

Example Question #3159 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

EMBRYONIC

Possible Answers:

unpleasant

gloomy

redacted

chemical

rudimentary

Correct answer:

rudimentary

Explanation:

"Embryonic" means undeveloped, or rudimentary.

Example Question #3160 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

PERPETUAL

Possible Answers:

untied

eternal

nagging

trite

affectionate

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:

mischievious

powerful

rural

mistaken

unpredictable

Correct answer:

unpredictable

Explanation:

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

Example Question #32 : 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:

Notable

Attractive

Fleeting

Noisy

Beneficial

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 #33 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

INCIPIENT

Possible Answers:

Beginning

Opposed

Poor

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 #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.

FITFUL

Possible Answers:

Sporadic

Adept

Continuous

Abundant

Hesitant

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 #35 : 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

Courageous

Undecided

Finished

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 #36 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

IMMORTAL

Possible Answers:

Faultless

Lenient

Undying

Shrewd

Pious

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 #37 : 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:

Imaginary

Fleeting

Nostalgic

Unfortunate

Celestial

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 #31 : 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:

Deft

Depressed

Inadequate

Hasty

Comprehensive

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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