SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #191 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

DISCURSIVELY

Possible Answers:

Solemnly

Congenially

Shrewdly

Superficially

Ramblingly

Correct answer:

Ramblingly

Explanation:

"Discursive" means rambling and digressive. "Shrewd" means astute, and "congenial" means personable, friendly. Another word for "solemn" is somber. Another word for "superficial" is shallow.

Example Question #192 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

VOCIFEROUSLY

Possible Answers:

Misanthropically

Vehemently

Sanguinely

Pruriently

Lethargically

Correct answer:

Vehemently

Explanation:

"Vociferous" means vehement, loud, clamorous, and protesting. "Sanguine" means optimistic and cheerful. "Lethargy" is lassitude or sluggishness. "Misanthropic" means antisocial or unfriendly, and "prurient" means lustful, inordinately concerned with sexual matters.

Example Question #193 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PEJORATIVELY

Possible Answers:

Luridly

Morbidly

Pleasantly

Complaisantly

Derogatorily

Correct answer:

Derogatorily

Explanation:

"Pejorative" means disparaging or derogatory. "Lurid" is a synonym for "bright" and garish. "Complaisant" means obliging, agreeable, or giving in easily. "Pleasant" means enjoyable, friendly, or nice. "Morbid" means macabre or abnormally interested in death and disease.

Example Question #194 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

SCURRILOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Pithily

Scandalously

Ostentatiously

Infectiously

Truthfully

Correct answer:

Scandalously

Explanation:

Something "scurrilous" spreads slanderous, scandalous, and sometimes humorous claims about someone. A synonym for "infectious" is contagious, and a synonym for "truthful" is "honest." "Pithy" means succinct and terse, to the point. "Ostentatious" means showy or pretentious.

Example Question #195 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

SLAVISHLY

Possible Answers:

Notoriously

Subserviently

Pertinaciously

Proudly

Capriciously

Correct answer:

Subserviently

Explanation:

"Slavish" means subservient, fawning, in the manner of a servant. This is an antonym for "proud." "Notorious" means infamous, and "pertinacious" means determined or persistent. A synonym for "capricious" is mercurial.

Example Question #196 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

COMMODIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Solicitously

Grandly

Exigently

Electively

Capaciously

Correct answer:

Capaciously

Explanation:

"Commodious" means spacious, capacious, and roomy. "Exigent" is a synonym for "urgent," and "elective" is a synonym for "optional." "Solicitous" means concerned and caring. "Grand" means large, impressive, and sweeping.

Example Question #197 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

ECUMENICALLY

Possible Answers:

Speciously

Precisely

Catholically

Argumentatively

Dubiously

Correct answer:

Catholically

Explanation:

"Ecumenical" means inclusive, universal, or catholic (not to be confused with Catholic, which is a specific Christian religion). "Argumentative" means quarrelsome or combative. "Specious" means false or misleading. "Precise" is a synonym for "exact," and "dubious" is a synonym for "doubtful" or suspicious, depending on context.

Example Question #198 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PREPOSTEROUSLY

Possible Answers:

Disguisedly

Deservedly

Humbly

Wretchedly

Absurdly

Correct answer:

Absurdly

Explanation:

"Preposterous" means absurd, outlandish. Don't confuse this with an "impostor," or someone who disguises themselves to look like another person. "Deservedly" means well-earned. "Wretched" is a synonym for "miserable" or abject, and "humble" is a synonym for "modest."

Example Question #199 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

EFFICACIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Stringently

Haphazardly

Irascibly

Effectively

Capaciously

Correct answer:

Effectively

Explanation:

"Efficacious" is a synonym for "effectual" or effective. "Capacious" means spacious, perhaps even palatial. "Stringent" means strict, severe, or demanding. "Haphazard" means random, slapdash. "Irascible" is a synonym for "irritable," petulant.

Example Question #200 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

LACHRYMOSELY

Possible Answers:

Histrionically

Tearfully

Cholerically

Ravenously

Illegitimately

Correct answer:

Tearfully

Explanation:

"Lachrymose" is a word for tearful, weepy. "Illegitimate" is an antonym for "legitimate," and "choleric" is a synonym for "irritable" or irascible. "Ravenous" means very hungry, voracious. "Histrionic" means melodramatic, hysterical.

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