SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #51 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

NEGLIGIBLY

Possible Answers:

Darkly

Trivially

Significantly

Monetarily

Urgently

Correct answer:

Trivially

Explanation:

Something "negligible" is trivial or insignificant, the antonym of "significant." "Monetary" means relating to money. "Urgent" and "dire" are synonyms, and "light" and "dark" are antonyms.

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

MAGNANIMOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Loquaciously

Frivolously

Maliciously

Generously

Cautiously

Correct answer:

Generously

Explanation:

"Magnanimous" and "generous" are synonyms. "Malicious" means spiteful or having bad intentions. 'Loquacious" means talkative. "Frivolous" means flippant or carefree. "Cautious" means careful.

Example Question #53 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

CHRONICALLY

Possible Answers:

Sickly

Persistently

Imminently

Prudently

Ravenously

Correct answer:

Persistently

Explanation:

"Chronic" means persistent or long lasting. "Ravenous" means starving or famished. "Imminent" means impending. While "recurring" illnesses are often described as "chronic," the word "chronic" itself has nothing to do with illness. 'Prudent" means wise and careful.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

UNBEARABLY

Possible Answers:

Intolerably

Wittily

Loquaciously

Cleverly

Crucially

Correct answer:

Intolerably

Explanation:

"Unbearable" and "intolerable" both mean insufferable. "Loquacious" means talkative. "Crucial" means very important. "Clever" means bright, and smart.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

EARNESTLY

Possible Answers:

Grimily

Zestfully

Villainously

Sincerely

Foolishly

Correct answer:

Sincerely

Explanation:

"Earnest" means serious, sincere, and intense. "Villainous" means wicked and evil. "Grimy" means filthy. "Foolish" means silly. "Zestful" means eager and enthusiastic, full of vitality.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PLACIDLY

Possible Answers:

Aggressively

Happily

Meekly

Calmly

Celestially

Correct answer:

Calmly

Explanation:

"Placid" means calm and tranquil, which is an antonym of "aggressive." "Happy" and "sad" are antonyms. "Celestial" is a synonym for "heavenly." "Meek" means timid.

Example Question #57 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

CANDIDLY

Possible Answers:

Sternly

Frankly

Optimistically

Negligibly

Neglectfully

Correct answer:

Frankly

Explanation:

"Candid" means frank, outspoken, or sincere. "Negligent" means trifling, careless. "Optimistic" and "pessimistic" are antonyms. "Stern" means strict and serious. "Neglectful" and "negligent" are synonyms.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

DESIRABLY

Possible Answers:

Euphorically

Spitefully

Sardonically

Ominously

Attractively

Correct answer:

Attractively

Explanation:

"Desirable" and "attractive" are synonyms. "Spiteful" and "malicious" are synonyms. "Euphoric" means very happy or elated. "Ominous" means sinister. "Sardonic" means wry or sarcastic.

Example Question #59 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

FRANKLY

Possible Answers:

Rigidly

Sternly

Morally

Forthrightly

Flexibly

Correct answer:

Forthrightly

Explanation:

To be "frank" is to be candid. To be "moral" is to be ethical. To be "stern" is to be serious or strict. "Rigid" means stiff or inflexible. This is an antonym of "flexible."

Example Question #60 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

MERCIFULLY

Possible Answers:

Eloquently

Favorably

Clearly

Compassionately

Fluently

Correct answer:

Compassionately

Explanation:

"Merciful" means compassionate or forgiving. "Eloquent" means articulate and fluent. "Favorable" can be a synonym for "auspicious," and "clear" can be a synonym for "transparent."

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