SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #221 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

FORLORNLY

Possible Answers:

Daringly

Sublimely

Sadly

Childishly

Ingenuously

Correct answer:

Sadly

Explanation:

"Forlorn" means sad, pathetic, and downcast. "Sublime" means exalted, awesome. "Ingenuous" can mean innocent, naive, or even childish. Something "daring" is bold or risky.

Example Question #222 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

UNCOUTHLY

Possible Answers:

Bombastically

Pompously

Hatefully

Pruriently

Rudely

Correct answer:

Rudely

Explanation:

"Uncouth" means coarse, unrefined, brutish, or rude. "Prurient" means lustful and lecherous. "Bombastic" and "pompous" are synonyms. "Hateful" and "loving" are antonyms, of course.

Example Question #223 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

BALEFULLY

Possible Answers:

Saucily

Candidly

Gleefully

Drunkenly

Menacingly

Correct answer:

Menacingly

Explanation:

"Baleful" means threatening, menacing, and hostile. "Candid" means sincere and frank. "Drunken" is a synonym for "inebriated," and "saucy" is a synonym for "cheeky." Gleeful" means joyful, elated.

Example Question #224 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

OBSEQUIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Haughtily

Abstemiously

Drolly

Sycophantically

Superciliously

Correct answer:

Sycophantically

Explanation:

"Obsequious" means sycophantic, fawning, flattering, or servile. This is an antonym for "haughty," which also means supercilious. "Droll" means humorous, particularly in a dry way. "Abstemious" means temperate or moderate.

Example Question #225 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

MAWKISHLY

Possible Answers:

Clairvoyantly

Scurrilously

Plaintively

Sentimentally

Potently

Correct answer:

Sentimentally

Explanation:

"Mawkish" means overly sentimental or maudlin. "Clairvoyant" means able to predict the future, and "plaintive" means poignant. "Potent" is a synonym for "powerful." "Scurrilous" describes something that is both libellous and scandalous.

Example Question #226 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

SAUCILY

Possible Answers:

Acquiescently

Prodigally

Surreptitiously

Complaisantly

Cheekily

Correct answer:

Cheekily

Explanation:

"Saucy" is a word for cheeky, flippant, or impudent. "Complaisant" is a synonym for "acquiescent." "Prodigal" is a synonym for "wasteful" or profligate. "Surreptitious" and "furtive" are synonyms.

Example Question #227 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

LANGUOROUSLY

Possible Answers:

Happily

Vividly

Torpidly

Vacuously

Insipidly

Correct answer:

Torpidly

Explanation:

"Languorous" means torpid, lethargic, or lazy because of tiredness. "Happy" and "sad" are antonyms, of course, as are "vivid" and "insipid." "Vacuous" means inane, unintelligent, and vacant.

Example Question #228 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

INCREDULOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Coercively

Ingeniously

Skeptically

Preposterously

Clangorously

Correct answer:

Skeptically

Explanation:

"Incredulous" means disbelieving or skeptical. "Clangorous" means noisy, raucous. "Preposterous" means absurd, ludicrous. "Coercive" means threatening, forceful. "Ingenious" means clever, innovative.

Example Question #229 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PRIMORDIALLY

Possible Answers:

Elementarily

Anciently

Enigmatically

Discursively

Contritely

Correct answer:

Anciently

Explanation:

"Primordial" means ancient or prehistoric. "Discursive" means rambling or digressive. "Elementary" means simple or basic. "Enigmatic" means mysterious or cryptic. "Contrite" means penitent, remorseful.

Example Question #230 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

UNCONSCIONABLY

Possible Answers:

Indefensibly

Furiously

Capriciously

Vociferously

Exigently

Correct answer:

Indefensibly

Explanation:

"Unconscionable" means immoral, unethical, or indefensible. "Exigent" means urgent, and "capricious" means whimsical. "Vociferous" means vocal and vehement. "Furious" means very angry.

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