SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PREDICTABLY

Possible Answers:

Ardently

Forseeably

Resourcefully

Greasily

Enterprisingly

Correct answer:

Forseeably

Explanation:

Something "predictable" is able to be foreseen. "Resourceful" means inventive and enterprising. "Ardent" means fervent and zealous. "Greasy" means oily.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

NOTABLY

Possible Answers:

Dismissively

Purely

Negligibly

Passively

Remarkably

Correct answer:

Remarkably

Explanation:

"Negligibly," "dismissively," and "passively" are all closely related adverbs describing something that is not significantly engaging. "Purely" is not related in meaning to "notably." "Remarkably" is indeed the correct synonym: consider that one word referring to something that is noteworthy while the other signals that something is so special it merits a remark.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

GRACEFULLY

Possible Answers:

Brashly

Violently

Fluidly

Harshly

Hurriedly

Correct answer:

Fluidly

Explanation:

"Gracefully" and "fluidly" both refer to an action that is performed without sudden interruptions. The other adverbs refer to actions that are performed aggressively or harshly rather than elegantly, as the word "gracefully" would signal. Simple process of elimination can help you arrive at the correct answer.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

EFFECTIVELY

Possible Answers:

Weak

Efficaciously

Worthlessly

Ineffectively

Uselessly

Correct answer:

Efficaciously

Explanation:

"Effectively" and "efficaciously" are synonymous adverbs. The words even look very similar! More importantly, all of the other answer choices are antonyms of the word "effectively." They all seem to refer to modify a word by describing it as not useful or effective.

Example Question #65 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PREDICTABLY

Possible Answers:

Gratifyingly

Forseeably

Unlawfully

Festively

Incomprehensibly

Correct answer:

Forseeably

Explanation:

Something "predictable" is foreseeable, able to be seen or guessed in advance. Something "incomprehensible" is totally unclear. "Unlawful" means illegal. "Gratifying" means rewarding or pleasing. "Festive" means merry and cheerful.

Example Question #66 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

MERCIFULLY

Possible Answers:

Earnestly

Nostalgically

Compassionately

Modestly

Tenderly

Correct answer:

Compassionately

Explanation:

Someone who shows "mercy" is compassionate or forgiving. "Earnest" means sincere, and "humble" means modest. "Nostalgic" means wistful, yearning, or longing for another time, place, or person. "Tender" means gentle and loving.

Example Question #67 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

FRANKLY

Possible Answers:

Somberly

Frighteningly

Forthrightly

Shrewdly

Elegantly

Correct answer:

Forthrightly

Explanation:

"Frank" means open and forthright. "Frightening" and "scary" are synonyms, as are "elegant" and "graceful." "Shrewd" means astute. "Somber" means solemn.

Example Question #68 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

DESIRABLY

Possible Answers:

Attractively

Drunkenly

Charismatically

Ravenously

Miserly

Correct answer:

Attractively

Explanation:

Something or someone "desirable" is attractive or popular. "Miserly" means stingy or cheap. "Drunk" means intoxicated, and "ravenous" means famished. "Charismatic" means charming, which is not quite the same as "desirable."

Example Question #69 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

SOLEMNLY

Possible Answers:

Agonizingly

Merrily

Recklessly

Tranquilly

Somberly

Correct answer:

Somberly

Explanation:

"Solemn" means grave, somber, or serious. This is the opposite of "merry," which means cheerful, lively, and carefree. "Risky" and "reckless" are synonyms. "Tranquil" and "placid" are synonyms. "Agonizing" and "excruciating" are synonyms.

Example Question #70 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

AUSPICIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Unfavorably

Truthfully

Euphorically

Promisingly

Miserably

Correct answer:

Promisingly

Explanation:

An "auspicious" sign is a promising, fortuitous, or favorable sign. This is an antonym of "unfavorable." "Euphoric" means elated or very happy, and "miserable" means very unhappy. "Truthful" and "dishonest" are antonyms.

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