SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #71 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

CONSCIENTIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Passionately

Rashly

Confidently

Dutifully

Irresponsibly

Correct answer:

Dutifully

Explanation:

"Conscientious" means responsible or dutiful. This is an antonym of both "irresponsible" and "rash." "Confident," on the other hand, means self-assured. "Passionate" means ardent or impassioned.

Example Question #72 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PLACIDLY

Possible Answers:

Grimly

Tranquilly

Eagerly

Ecstatically

Quarrelsomely 

Correct answer:

Tranquilly

Explanation:

"Placid" means calm, peaceful, and tranquil. "Quarrelsome" means argumentative or pugnacious. "Ecstatic" and "euphoric" are synonyms, as are "eager" and "enthusiastic." "Grim" means dark or foreboding.

Example Question #73 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

EUPHORICALLY

Possible Answers:

Wretchedly

Skeptically

Melodically

Incredulously

Ecstatically

Correct answer:

Ecstatically

Explanation:

"Euphoric" means elated, feeling extreme happiness and ecstasy. "Incredulous" and "skeptical" both mean disbelieving. "Wretched" means miserable, the opposite of "euphoric," and "melodic" means musical.

Example Question #74 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

RASHLY

Possible Answers:

Ecstatically

Recklessly

Cautiously

Warily

Painfully

Correct answer:

Recklessly

Explanation:

"Rash" means hasty and reckless. This is an antonym of both "cautious" and "wary." "Ecstatic" means elated and joyful

Example Question #1601 : Synonyms

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

DISMALLY

Possible Answers:

Excessively

Drearily

Jubilantly

Incisively

Tranquilly

Correct answer:

Drearily

Explanation:

"Dismal" means dreary, dim, or bleak. "Jubilant" means joyful. "Tranquil" means calm or placid. "Excessive" means too much, and "incisive" means sharp and cutting.

Example Question #76 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

AGONIZINGLY

Possible Answers:

Excruciatingly

Truthfully

Vigilant

Blithely

Equably

Correct answer:

Excruciatingly

Explanation:

"Agonizing" and "excruciating" are synonyms that both mean very painful. "Blithe" means happily ignorant, and "vigilant" means alert, watchful. "Equable" means fair. "Truthful" and "dishonest" are antonyms.

Example Question #77 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

AVIDLY

Possible Answers:

Astutely

Adroitly

Expertly

Vaguely

Eagerly

Correct answer:

Eagerly

Explanation:

"Avid" and "eager" both mean enthusiastic. "Vague" means unclear, and "astute" means sharp and shrewd. "Adroit" means skillful, as does "expert."

Example Question #78 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

DECADENTLY

Possible Answers:

Vicariously

Wistfully

Hauntingly

Dissolutely

Partially

Correct answer:

Dissolutely

Explanation:

"Decadent" and "dissolute" are synonyms. "Partially" means incompletely, and "hauntingly" means evocatively. "Wistful" and "nostalgic" are synonyms. "Vicarious" means indirect or secondhand.

Example Question #79 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

DELETERIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Shockingly

Excruciatingly

Implicitly

Inimically

Harmlessly

Correct answer:

Inimically

Explanation:

"Deleterious" means harmful or inimical. This is an antonym of "harmless." "Excruciating" is an antonym for "painless," and "explicit" is an antonym for "implicit." "Shocking" means surprising or startling.

Example Question #80 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

EXULTANTLY

Possible Answers:

Jubilantly

Suspiciously

Lucidly

Chronically

Verifiably

Correct answer:

Jubilantly

Explanation:

"Exultant" means jubilant, joyful. "Verifiable" and "certifiable" are synonyms, as are "suspicious" and "questionable." "Chronic" and "persistent" are synonyms. "Lucid" means clear and intelligible, easy to understand.

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