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

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

INCHOATE

Possible Answers:

Parallel

Indebted

Beleaguered

Rudimentary

Detrimental

Correct answer:

Rudimentary

Explanation:

"Inchoate" is an adjective that means just begun or not completely developed, so we need to pick out an answer choice that is an adjective meaning something like just begun. While "indebted" may look like a potentially correct answer choice because "inchoate" and "indebted" begin with the negative prefix "in-," "indebted" means owing money or beholden, not just begun, so "indebted" cannot be the correct answer. However, "rudimentary" means basic and elementary or undeveloped, and because "inchoate" is synonymous with the second meaning of "rudimentary," "rudimentary" is the correct answer.

Example Question #42 : 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.

AUSPICIOUS

Possible Answers:

Reasonable

Thrifty

Favorable

Organic

Foreboding

Correct answer:

Favorable

Explanation:

"Auspicious" means likely to be successful. Similarly, "favorable" means likely to turn out well, so "favorable" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "auspicious": "organic" means natural or naturally occurring, "foreboding" means ominous or looking likely to turn out badly, "reasonable" means justifiable and sensible, and "thrifty" means not spending much money.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

EPHEMERAL

Possible Answers:

Whimsical

Mature

Standard

Short-lived

Commercial

Correct answer:

Short-lived

Explanation:

"Ephemeral" means lasting a short time, or "short-lived."

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

ANTEDILUVIAN

Possible Answers:

Antidote

Soaked

Circular

Outdated

Fashionable

Correct answer:

Outdated

Explanation:

"Antediluvian" means ridiculously old-fashioned or outdated.

Example Question #45 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

INTERMITTENT

Possible Answers:

Polarizing

Viable

Recalcitrant

Sporadic

Morose

Correct answer:

Sporadic

Explanation:

"Intermittent" means not continuous or sporadic.

Example Question #46 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PRIMORDIAL

Possible Answers:

Obscene

Geographic

Ancient

Unprepared

Perfect

Correct answer:

Ancient

Explanation:

"Primordial" means prehistoric or primeval. "Ancient" means extremely old, so it is the closest synonym amongst the answer choices and the correct answer.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

CHRONIC

Possible Answers:

Persistent

Transitory

Timely

Extinct

Archaic

Correct answer:

Persistent

Explanation:

"Chronic" is an adjective that means "persisting for a long time or constantly recurring" and often refers to diseases. So, we need to pick out another word that means something like "persistent." While all of the available answer choices have something to do with time, only "persistent" is similar in meaning to "chronic," since "persistent" means "continuing to exist or endure over a prolonged period." Because "persistent" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "chronic," it is the correct answer.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PERIPATETIC

Possible Answers:

Dormant

Itinerant

Random

Whimsical

Stable

Correct answer:

Itinerant

Explanation:

"Peripatetic" is an adjective that means "traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods," so we need to find another adjective that means something like "traveling." Since "itinerant" means "traveling from place to place" as an adjective, it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "peripatetic" and the correct answer.

Example Question #49 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

STATIC

Possible Answers:

Sympathetic

Tedious

Stagnant

Mobile

Active

Correct answer:

Stagnant

Explanation:

"Static" means not moving or stagnant. Active and Mobile means movable, so they are antonyms are Static. Sympathetic means to have compassion, Tedious means boring and dull. These last two words have no relation to Static.

Example Question #50 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PROSPECTIVE

Possible Answers:

Positive

Habitual

Shiny

Potential

Elusive

Correct answer:

Potential

Explanation:

Prospective means expecting to be something in the future, or having that potential.

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