SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Upper Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #171 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

OSTENTATIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Opulently

Pertinaciously

Arrogantly

Showily

Execrably

Correct answer:

Showily

Explanation:

"Ostentatious" means showy, flamboyant, or pretentious. "Opulent" means luxurious or wealthy, and "arrogant" means conceited. "Execrable" means terrible, dreadful. "Pertinacious" is a synonym for "persistent" and "tenacious."

Example Question #172 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PHLEGMATICALLY

Possible Answers:

Salubriously

Gregariously

Calmly

Exorbitantly

Equivocally

Correct answer:

Calmly

Explanation:

"Phlegmatic" means calm, levelheaded, and composed. "Equivocal" is a synonym for "ambiguous," and "salubrious" is a synonym for "healthy." "Gregarious" is a synonym for "outgoing" and "sociable." "Exorbitant" means excessive, extortionate.

Example Question #173 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

EXIGENTLY

Possible Answers:

Sedulously

Cryptically

Quintessentially

Urgently

Calamitously

Correct answer:

Urgently

Explanation:

"Exigent" is another word for urgent or dire. "Calamitous" means disastrous, and "cryptic" means enigmatic. "Quintessential" is a synonym for "classic," "stereotypical," or "archetypical." "Sedulous" is a synonym for "assiduous" or hardworking.

Example Question #174 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

IMMANENTLY

Possible Answers:

Symbolically

Stingily

Exuberantly

Largely

Inherently

Correct answer:

Inherently

Explanation:

"Immanent" means "inherent." "Symbolic" means representational, and "largely" means mostly or mainly. "Exuberant" is a synonym for "overjoyed" or ebullient. "Stingy" means miserly or thrifty.

Example Question #175 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

OBDURANTLY

Possible Answers:

Potently

Enigmatically

Recalcitrantly

Vivaciously

Censoriously

Correct answer:

Recalcitrantly

Explanation:

"Obdurate" means stubborn or recalcitrant. "Vivacious" means lively, spirited. "Potent" means powerful. "Censorious" is a synonym for "highly critical." "Enigmatic" is another word for mysterious.

Example Question #176 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PRESUMPTUOSLY

Possible Answers:

Laconically

Dubiously

Lucidly

Brazenly

Loquaciously

Correct answer:

Brazenly

Explanation:

"Presumptuous" is a synonym for "arrogant," "brazen," or "overly confident." "Dubious" means doubtful, and "lucid" means clear. "Laconic" means concise or terse, which is a near antonym for "loquacious," or talkative.

Example Question #177 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

QUIXOTICALLY

Possible Answers:

Villainously

Creatively

Idealistically

Zealously

Fractiously

Correct answer:

Idealistically

Explanation:

"Quixotic" means hopelessly, romantically idealistic. "Villainous" is a synonym for "wicked," and "fractious" means grumpy, irritable, or unruly. "Zealous" means passionately enthusiastic. Another word for "creative" is imaginative.

Example Question #178 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

CHOLERICALLY

Possible Answers:

Ridiculously

Fictitiously

Abstemiously

Snowily

Irritably

Correct answer:

Irritably

Explanation:

"Choleric" is a somewhat antiquated word for irritated and irascible. "Snowily" is the adverb form of "snow," and "fictitiously" is the adverb form of "fiction." Another word for "ridiculous" is ludicrous. Another word for "abstemious" is sober or temperate.

Example Question #179 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

COERCIVELY

Possible Answers:

Threateningly

Immanently

Kindly

Pruriently

Pestilently

Correct answer:

Threateningly

Explanation:

To "coerce" someone is to force or threaten them to do something. "Immanent" is a synonym for "inherent." "Pestilent" is a synonym for "deadly" or dangerous. "Prurient" means lustful or salacious, and "kind" simply means benevolent, gentle, or warmhearted.

Example Question #180 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

INSUPERABLY

Possible Answers:

Powerfully

Libidinously

Salaciously

Mechanically

Insurmountably

Correct answer:

Insurmountably

Explanation:

Something "insuperable" is impossible to overcome or surmount. "Salacious" and "libidinous" are both synonyms for "lustful." Another word for "powerful" is potent. Another word for "mechanical" is routine or automatic.

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