SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #2311 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

URGENTLY

Possible Answers:

Deafly

Strictly

Direly

Suddenly

Excruciatingly

Correct answer:

Direly

Explanation:

Something "urgent" is dire or pressing and requires immediate attention. "Deaf" means unable to hear, and "sudden" means unexpected and abrupt. "Strict" means stern or rigorous. "Excruciating" means extremely painful.

Example Question #2312 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

PLAUSIBLY

Possible Answers:

Sonically

Incredibly

Heroically

Vocally

Credibly

Correct answer:

Credibly

Explanation:

Something "plausible" is credible or believable. "Incredible," which can mean impossible to believe or magnificent and wonderful, is sometimes a antonym of "plausible." 'Vocal" is the adjective form of "voice," and sonic is the adjective form of sound. "Heroic" means brave or valiant, in the manner of a hero or heroine.

Example Question #2313 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

DIFFIDENTLY

Possible Answers:

Difficultly

Shyly

Funnily

Boisterously

Believably

Correct answer:

Shyly

Explanation:

"Diffident" means shy, modest, or timid. "Difficult" means challenging or hard, and "boisterous" means rowdy. "Funny" can mean humorous or strange, depending on the context. Something "believable" is plausible or credible.

Example Question #2314 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

TANGIBLY

Possible Answers:

Taxingly

Peripherally

Palpably

Zesty

Gaudily

Correct answer:

Palpably

Explanation:

Something "tangible" is palpable or perceptible by touch. Something "taxing" is punishing or demanding. "Peripheral" means external or on the outside border. "Gaudy" means showy, and "zesty," an adjective, means tangy or strong tasting and not tangible.

Example Question #2315 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

ASTUTELY

Possible Answers:

Courageously

Obstusely

Shrewdly

Naively

Hastily

Correct answer:

Shrewdly

Explanation:

Someone "astute" is shrewd, sharp, or clever. "Obtuse" is an antonym of "astute." "Naive" means inexperienced, and "hasty" means hurried. "Courageous" and "brave" are synonyms.

Example Question #2316 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

HEATEDLY

Possible Answers:

Dubiously

Deliberately

Intentionally

Combatively

Passionately

Correct answer:

Passionately

Explanation:

"Heated" means passionate, fiery, or spirited. "Deliberate" and "intentional" are synonyms, as are "combative" and "aggressive." "Dubious" means doubtful.

Example Question #2317 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

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

LISTLESSLY

Possible Answers:

Jubilantly

Reverently

Lecherously

Tiredly

Thankfully

Correct answer:

Tiredly

Explanation:

Someone "listless" is tired or lacking in energy. "Lecherous" means lustful, and "reverent" means worshipful or respectful. "Jubilant" means joyful, and "thankful" means grateful.

Example Question #31 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

TURBULENTLY

Possible Answers:

Tempestuously

Eagerly

Eternally

Aerially

Placidly

Correct answer:

Tempestuously

Explanation:

"Turbulent" means stormy or tempestuous, which are antonyms of "placid" and "calm." "Eager" means enthusiastic, and "eternal" means lasting forever. While "turbulence" is often encountered by airplanes in the stratosphere, "turbulent" and "aerial" are not synonyms.

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

LOQUACIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Talkatively

Auspiciously

Lasciviously

Earnestly

Dramatically

Correct answer:

Talkatively

Explanation:

"Loquacious" is a synonym for "talkative" and "garrulous." "Lascivious" means lewd or lustful. "Earnest" means serious or sincere. "Dramatic" can mean sudden and striking, or it can mean related to drama and the theater. "Auspicious" means promising or favorable.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

STERNLY

Possible Answers:

Diffidently

Quarrelsomely

Dutifully

Responsible

Strictly

Correct answer:

Strictly

Explanation:

"Stern" means strict or rigorous and is usually used to describe authorities or rules. "Quarrelsome" and "combative" are synonyms, as are "diffident" and "shy." "Dutiful" means responsible.

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