SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

UNLAWFULLY

Possible Answers:

Cautiously

Direly

Evocatively

Illegally

Diligently

Correct answer:

Illegally

Explanation:

"Unlawful" and "illegal" are synonyms that both mean against the law. "Cautious" means careful, and "diligent" means hardworking. "Evocative" means evoking certain memories or sensations. "Dire" means very urgent.

Example Question #22 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

DISCERNINGLY

Possible Answers:

Domestically

Perceptively

Enigmatically

Tenderly

Exotically

Correct answer:

Perceptively

Explanation:

"Discerning" means perceptive. "Tender" means loving and gentle. "Enigmatic" means mysterious. "Exotic" and "domestic" are synonyms.

Example Question #23 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PARTIALLY

Possible Answers:

Robustly

Diffidently

Wholly

Incompletely

Zanily

Correct answer:

Incompletely

Explanation:

"Partial" means incomplete. This is an antonym of "wholly." "Zany" means strange or eccentric. "Robust" means strong, vigorous, or sturdy. "Diffident" means shy.

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

LASCIVIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Lewdly

Imminently

Delectably

Presently

Talkatively

Correct answer:

Lewdly

Explanation:

"Lascivious" means lewd or lustful. Something "imminent" is impending, happening soon. Similarly, "presently" means soon (or sometimes currently). A synonym for "talkative" is "loquacious." "Delectable" means delicious.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

GRATIFYINGLY

Possible Answers:

Swiftly

Victoriously

Generously

Rewardingly

Tangibly

Correct answer:

Rewardingly

Explanation:

Something "rewarding" is "gratifying." "Victorious" means triumphant. "Tangible" means able to be touched or perceived through touch. "Swift" means rapid or quick. "Generous" and "magnanimous" are synonyms.

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

EXCRUCIATINGLY

Possible Answers:

Assertively

Arrogantly

Shrewdly

Painfully

Apprehensively

Correct answer:

Painfully

Explanation:

"Excruciating" means very painful. "Apprehensive" means worried. "Arrogant" means stuck up or haughty. "Assertive" means forceful. "Shrewd" means sharp or astute.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

FANATICALLY

Possible Answers:

Festively

Trivially

Militantly

Modestly

Magically

Correct answer:

Militantly

Explanation:

A "fanatic" is a zealot or a militant. "Trivial" means trifling, and "modest" means humble. "Magical" is a near synonym for "fantastical," not "fanatical." "Festive" means cheerful and celebratory.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

ZEALOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Heatedly

Pristinely

Vigorously

Fervently

Energetically

Correct answer:

Fervently

Explanation:

"Zealous" means ardent or fervent. "Vigorous" and "energetic" are synonyms. "Pristine" means spotlessly clean. "Heated" means vehement or passionate.

Example Question #29 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

WRYLY

Possible Answers:

Fruitfully

Ironically

Wistfully

Productively

Sinisterly

Correct answer:

Ironically

Explanation:

"Wry" means using ironic, mocking, or dry humor. "Fruitful" means productive and fertile. "Sinister" means ominous. "Wistful" means nostalgic.

Example Question #30 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

INSTANTANEOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Tinily

Bravely

Extremely

Stupidly

Immediately

Correct answer:

Immediately

Explanation:

"Instantaneous" means instant or immediate. "Brave" and "courageous" are synonyms, as are "stupid" and "unintelligent." "Tiny" means very small, and "extremely" means very.

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