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

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Example Questions

Example Question #2433 : Synonyms

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

JUVENILE

Possible Answers:

Cosmopolitan

Young

Mature

Deceptive

Suave

Correct answer:

Young

Explanation:

"Juvenile" means young.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

ERRATIC

Possible Answers:

unpredictable

large

antique

violent

pretty

Correct answer:

unpredictable

Explanation:

Erratic means not having a regular pattern, or unpredictable.

Example Question #2433 : Synonyms

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

PORTABLE

Possible Answers:

Mobile

Inconsistent

Debatable

Thirsty

Formulaic

Correct answer:

Mobile

Explanation:

Portable means movable or mobile.

Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PERIODICAL

Possible Answers:

Occasional

Syntactical

Journalistic

Grammatical

Investigative

Correct answer:

Occasional

Explanation:

"Periodical" and "occasional" are synonyms describing periods of time. The other words do not have meanings that relate to time. 

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

MOMENTARY

Possible Answers:

Timeless

Eternal

Momentum

Passing

Sentimental

Correct answer:

Passing

Explanation:

"Momentary" and "passing" are synonymous adjectives similar in meaning to the word fleeting or temporary. The other words do not have related meanings. "Eternal" and "timeless" are synonyms describing the property of being immutable.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

ANACHRONISTIC

Possible Answers:

Recent

Senior

Soon

Elderly 

From another time

Correct answer:

From another time

Explanation:

"Elderly" and "senior" are both closely related in meaning. These answer choices, however, are not perfectly aligned with "anachronistic," which is in fact synonymous with from a time other than the present time. "Soon" and "recent" are also closely related words related to time, they are more specific terms than anachronistic.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PROVISIONAL

Possible Answers:

Aloof

Temporary

Permanent

Elusive

Erroneous

Correct answer:

Temporary

Explanation:

The adjective "provisional" means temporary, conditional, designed to be impermanent. Additionally, "permanent" means lasting forever; "elusive" means hard to catch, hard to find, hard to identify; "erroneous" means based on a mistaken belief; "aloof" means distant and withdrawn, detached from human contact and unfriendly.

Example Question #65 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

CONTIGUOUS

Possible Answers:

Abominable

Adjoining

Incendiary

Beatific

Capricious

Correct answer:

Adjoining

Explanation:

The adjective "contiguous" means not separate, touching one another, adjacent, or adjoining. Additionally, "beatific" means joyous and blissful; "incendiary" means flammable or likely to cause an offended and passionate reaction; "capricious" means fickle, inconsistent, and changeable; and "abominable" means loathsome and hated.

Example Question #66 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

INEXORABLE

Possible Answers:

Unscathed

Abstruse

Relentless

Indispensable

Poised

Correct answer:

Relentless

Explanation:

The adjective "inexorable" means unstoppable, "relentless," impossible to prevent from happening. Additionally, "unscathed" means unharmed by; "indispensable" means vital, needed, essential; "abstruse" means (of knowledge) hard to understand, esoteric, arcane, recondite; "poised" means showing calm and composure in a stressful situation.

Example Question #67 : Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Time, Age, Movement, And Location

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

PRECIPITOUS

Possible Answers:

Dormant

Narrow

Loose

Wide

Steep

Correct answer:

Steep

Explanation:

The adjective "precipitous" means dangerously steep, sheer. It can also mean sudden and abrupt. Additionally, "dormant" means sleeping, at rest, not active.

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