SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #917 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

SOLICITOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Innocuously

Concernedly

Guilelessly

Dubiously

Immaculately

Correct answer:

Concernedly

Explanation:

To be "solicitous" is to be concerned or care for someone. "Dubious" means doubtful or skeptical. "Guileless" means naive, and "innocuous" means harmless. "Immaculate" is a synonym for "pristine," spotless.

Example Question #918 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

SUCCINCTLY

Possible Answers:

Attentively

Pithily

Frigidly

Imperceptibly

Abstractly

Correct answer:

Pithily

Explanation:

"Succinct" means pithy, laconic, concise, or terse. "Abstract" is a synonym for "concrete." "Attentive" means observant or perceptive. "Imperceptible" means scarcely noticeable. "Frigid" means very cold.

Example Question #919 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

PRURIENTLY

Possible Answers:

Embarrassingly

Lustfully

Scandalously

Arduously

Discreetly

Correct answer:

Lustfully

Explanation:

"Prurient" means lustful or lecherous. "Arduous" means difficult or strenuously. "Embarrassing" is a synonym for "humiliating," and "scandalous" is a synonym for "improper" or shocking. "Discreet" means careful and cautious or else inconspicuous.

Example Question #920 : Synonyms: Adjectives And Adverbs

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

ADAMANTLY

Possible Answers:

Affably

Avidly

Voraciously

Sternly

Insistently

Correct answer:

Insistently

Explanation:

To be "adamant" is to be insistent or unshakable. "Affable" is a synonym for "amiable," and "voracious" is a synonym for "ravenous" or insatiable. "Avid" means eager or enthusiastic. "Stern" means strict or firm.

Example Question #181 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

OPPROBRIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Recalcitrantly

Vituperatively

Belligerently

Lyrically

Reluctantly

Correct answer:

Vituperatively

Explanation:

"Opprobrious" and "vituperative" both mean verbally abusive. "Recalcitrant" means uncooperative and stubborn. "Reluctant" means hesitant, and "lyrical" means poetic. "Belligerent" is another word for aggressive.

Example Question #182 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

SALACIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Gently

Decorously

Vivaciously

Barbarously

Pruriently

Correct answer:

Pruriently

Explanation:

"Salacious" and "prurient" both describe an indecent interest in sexual matters. "Decorous," which means polite and proper, is an antonym for this. "Barbarous" means cruel and savage. "Gentle" means tender and kind. "Vivacious" means lively.

Example Question #183 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

SEAMLESSLY

Possible Answers:

Continuously

Stalwart

Epigrammatically

Vicariously

Intransigently

Correct answer:

Continuously

Explanation:

"Seamless" means without a seam, bump, or interruption. "Epigrammatic" means pithy, and "stalwart" means loyal. "Intransigent" is another word for stubborn. "Vicarious" is a synonym for "secondhand" or indirect.

Example Question #184 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PUNITIVELY

Possible Answers:

Gelidly

Triflingly

Clangorously

Fanatically

Punishingly

Correct answer:

Punishingly

Explanation:

"Punitive" is a synonym for "punishing." "Clangorous" means loud and clamorous. "Gelid" is a synonym for "icy" or cold. "Trifling" means trivial and unimportant. "Fanatic" means zealously militant.

Example Question #185 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

SANGUINELY

Possible Answers:

Frankly

Cynically

Unlawfully

Optimistically

Prophetically

Correct answer:

Optimistically

Explanation:

"Sanguine" means cheerful and "optimistic." This is an antonym for "cynical," or pessimistic. "Prophetic" means clairvoyant, able to see the future. Another word for "unlawful" is illegal, and another word for "frank" is forthright.

Example Question #186 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

REPREHENSIBLY

Possible Answers:

Fantastically

Petulantly

Indignantly

Deplorably

Indigently

Correct answer:

Deplorably

Explanation:

"Reprehensible" is a synonym for deplorable, detestable. Another word for "fantastical" is magical, and another word for "petulant" is irritable or peevish. "Indignant" means resentful, offended, and annoyed, whereas "indigent" means vagrant or penniless.

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