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

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Example Questions

Example Question #51 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

HABITUAL

Possible Answers:

Meandering

Continual

Loose

Thoughtful

Cultural

Correct answer:

Continual

Explanation:

Habitual means done as a habit, done constantly, or continual.

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

ENGRAINED

Possible Answers:

Established

Correct

Wild

Fervent

Formatted

Correct answer:

Established

Explanation:

Engrained means firmly fixed or established.

Example Question #53 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

CHRONOLOGICAL

Possible Answers:

Fuzzy

Contemporary

Sequential

Transient

Candid

Correct answer:

Sequential

Explanation:

Chronological means ordered from earliest to latest, or sequential.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PREREQUISITE

Possible Answers:

Long-winded

Exiled

Supportive

Domineering

Necessary

Correct answer:

Necessary

Explanation:

Prerequisite means required as a prior condition, or necessary.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

INITIAL

Possible Answers:

Captivating

Arbitrary

Laconic

Commencing

Inscribed

Correct answer:

Commencing

Explanation:

Initial means beginning, first, or commencing.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PENDING

Possible Answers:

Unresolved

Particular

Logical

Hanging

Proximal

Correct answer:

Unresolved

Explanation:

Pending means awaiting a decision, or unresolved.

Example Question #57 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

WITHERED

Possible Answers:

Heartfelt

Youthful

Just

Wizened

Uncooperative

Correct answer:

Wizened

Explanation:

“Withered” is a word that, when used as an adjective, means wrinkled due to being very old, so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like wrinkled or old. That means that “youthful” cannot be the correct answer, because “youthful” means young, making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “withered.” “Wizened,” however, is an adjective that means shriveled from being old, and because “wizened” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “withered,” “wizened” is the correct answer.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

NEWFANGLED

Possible Answers:

Melodious

Fantastic

Exhaustive

Modern

Bygone

Correct answer:

Modern

Explanation:

“Newfangled” is an adjective that means new and representing a change from the traditions to which one is accustomed, so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like new and different. That means that “bygone” cannot be the correct answer, because “bygone” means happening in the past, making it an antonym, not a synonym, of “newfangled.” “Modern,” however, is an adjective that can mean up-to-date, and because “modern” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “newfangled,” “modern” is the correct answer.

Example Question #2431 : Synonyms

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

TRANSIENT

Possible Answers:

Misshapen

Bare

Temporary

Daily

Accountable

Correct answer:

Temporary

Explanation:

"Transient" means temporary.

Example Question #57 : 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:

Apt

Undeveloped

Quirky

Restricted

Linguistic

Correct answer:

Undeveloped

Explanation:

"Inchoate" means not yet fully developed or just beginning. The best answer choice is "undeveloped."

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