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:

Cultural

Thoughtful

Continual

Loose

Meandering

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:

Wild

Formatted

Established

Fervent

Correct

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:

Sequential

Candid

Contemporary

Transient

Fuzzy

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:

Supportive

Exiled

Necessary

Long-winded

Domineering

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:

Arbitrary

Captivating

Commencing

Inscribed

Laconic

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:

Proximal

Logical

Hanging

Unresolved

Particular

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:

Youthful

Wizened

Heartfelt

Just

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:

Exhaustive

Modern

Fantastic

Melodious

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

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

TRANSIENT

Possible Answers:

Bare

Misshapen

Accountable

Daily

Temporary

Correct answer:

Temporary

Explanation:

"Transient" means temporary.

Example Question #60 : 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:

Quirky

Undeveloped

Apt

Linguistic

Restricted

Correct answer:

Undeveloped

Explanation:

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

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