SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #81 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PUGNACIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Argumentatively

Auspiciously

Vivaciously

Peremptorily

Foreseeably

Correct answer:

Argumentatively

Explanation:

"Pugnacious" means combative or argumentative. "Auspicious" means promising or favorable. "Vivacious" means lively, and "peremptory" means brusque. "Foreseeable" and "predictable" are synonyms.

Example Question #82 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

FORBIDDINGLY

Possible Answers:

Articulately

Incisively

Invitingly

Grimly

Quietly

Correct answer:

Grimly

Explanation:

"Forbidding" means grim, hostile, or unwelcoming. This is an antonym of "inviting" and "welcoming." "Articulate" means eloquent. "Incisive" means cutting, penetrating, sharp, or acute.

Example Question #83 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

RAMBUNCTIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Somberly

Edibly

Ludicrous

Irascibly

Boisterously

Correct answer:

Boisterously

Explanation:

"Rambunctious," "boisterous," and "rowdy" are all synonyms. "Irascible" and "irritable" are synonyms, as are "somber" and "solemn." "Ludicrous" means ridiculous and absurd. "Edible" means capable of being eaten.

Example Question #84 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

AVARICIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Tempestuously

Pristinely

Turbulently

Greedily

Luxuriously

Correct answer:

Greedily

Explanation:

"Avarice" is the same thing as greed. "Turbulent" and "tempestuous" are both synonyms for stormy. "Pristine" and "spotless" are synonyms. One synonym for "luxurious" is "opulent."

Example Question #85 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PALATABLY

Possible Answers:

Contemptibly

Expertly

Unbearably

Despicably

Acceptably

Correct answer:

Acceptably

Explanation:

Something "palatable" may be edible, or it may be "acceptable" and agreeable. It depends on the context. "Despicable" means loathsome or contemptible. "Expert" means skillful, and "unbearable" means intolerable or insufferable.

Example Question #86 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

AFFABLY

Possible Answers:

Heatedly

Musically

Disgustingly

Amiably

Exotically

Correct answer:

Amiably

Explanation:

"Affable" means friendly or amiable. "Disgusting" means vile, and "exotic" means foreign or strange. "Heated" means passionate or angry/excited. "Musical" is the adjective form of music.

Example Question #87 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

MUNIFICENTLY

Possible Answers:

Circuitously

Mercifully

Rewardingly

Generously

Inscrutably

Correct answer:

Generously

Explanation:

"Munificent" means magnanimous, bountiful, or generous. "Inscrutable" and "inexplicable" are synonyms. "Rewarding" and "gratifying" are synonyms. "Merciful" means forgiving and compassionate. "Circuitous" means roundabout, indirect, and winding.

Example Question #88 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

BOUNTIFULLY

Possible Answers:

Malleably

Tortuous

Plentifully

Circuitous

Opaquely

Correct answer:

Plentifully

Explanation:

"Bountiful" and "plentiful" are synonyms. "Tortuous" means twisty and winding, and it's a synonym for "circuitous." "Malleable" means able to be molded. "Opaque" means cloudy and unclear.

Example Question #89 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

PERSONABLY

Possible Answers:

Affectionately

Monstrously

Congenially

Disagreeably

Fondly

Correct answer:

Congenially

Explanation:

"Personable" means friendly, congenial, and agreeable. This is an antonym of "disagreeable." "Affectionate" means loving and fond. "Monstrous" means savage or non-human.

Example Question #90 : Synonyms: Adverbs

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

SURREPTITIOUSLY

Possible Answers:

Palatably

Furtively

Insufferably

Triflingly

Conscientiously

Correct answer:

Furtively

Explanation:

"Surreptitious" and "furtive" are synonyms that mean secretive. "Insufferable" means intolerable, and "conscientious" means dutiful and responsible. Something "trifling" is insignificant. "Palatable" means acceptable.

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