NMAT Verbal Answer Key

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1. C.

Explanation: Someone who is HARRIED, or stressed, by definition lacks EQUANIMITY, or serenity. Likewise, someone who is DISSOLUTE, meaning lacking moral restraint, by definition lacks MODERATION.

 

2. B.

Explanation: Laconic is characterized by a lack of words, and parched is characterized by a lack of moisture.

 

3. C.

Explanation: Wheat is an antonym of chaff, and quality is an antonym of inadequacy.

 

4. B.

Explanation: A cushion is a part of a sofa, and a shelf is part of a bookcase.

 

5. C.

Explanation: Mean is a synonym for average, and kind is a synonym for variety.

 

6. C.

Explanation: Aesop is known for writing fables, and Homer is known for writing epics.

 

7. A.

Explanation: To outrage is more intense than to peeve, and to strive is more intense than to attempt.

 

8. A.

Explanation: To slight causes hurt, and to lag causes tardiness.

 

9. A.

Explanation: Furtive is more intensely secret, and resonant is more intensely audible.

 

10. B.

Explanation: Privy is sharing in a secret, and sympathetic is sharing in grief.

 

11. B.

 

12. B.

 

13. B.

 

14. A.

 

15. A.

 

16. A.

 

17. B.

 

18. B.

 

19. B.

20. D.

 

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