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:

Rudimentary

Parallel

Indebted

Detrimental

Beleaguered

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 #2411 : Synonyms

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

AUSPICIOUS

Possible Answers:

Favorable

Organic

Reasonable

Foreboding

Thrifty

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 #2412 : Synonyms

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

EPHEMERAL

Possible Answers:

Short-lived

Whimsical

Standard

Mature

Commercial

Correct answer:

Short-lived

Explanation:

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

Example Question #2413 : Synonyms

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

ANTEDILUVIAN

Possible Answers:

Outdated

Circular

Fashionable

Antidote

Soaked

Correct answer:

Outdated

Explanation:

"Antediluvian" means ridiculously old-fashioned or outdated.

Example Question #2414 : Synonyms

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

INTERMITTENT

Possible Answers:

Polarizing

Morose

Sporadic

Recalcitrant

Viable

Correct answer:

Sporadic

Explanation:

"Intermittent" means not continuous or sporadic.

Example Question #2415 : Synonyms

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

PRIMORDIAL

Possible Answers:

Obscene

Geographic

Unprepared

Ancient

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 #47 : 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:

Transitory

Timely

Archaic

Extinct

Persistent

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 #2421 : Synonyms

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

PERIPATETIC

Possible Answers:

Whimsical

Itinerant

Random

Dormant

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 #2422 : Synonyms

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

STATIC

Possible Answers:

Stagnant

Mobile

Active

Tedious

Sympathetic

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 #2423 : Synonyms

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

PROSPECTIVE

Possible Answers:

Potential

Shiny

Elusive

Positive

Habitual

Correct answer:

Potential

Explanation:

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

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