SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, and Understanding

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: select the word that most closely matches.

Laud

Possible Answers:

Praise

Win

Dislike

Cooperate

Help

Correct answer:

Praise

Explanation:

Laud and Praise both mean to give acclaim to. 

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

A synonym of "bewilder" is . . .

Possible Answers:

avid

confusion

collapse

colossal

perplex

Correct answer:

perplex

Explanation:

Since "bewilder" is a verb that means "confuse," we need to find another verb that also means "confuse." While "confusion" may look like a great answer choice, it is a noun, not a verb (it doesn't represent an action) so it can't be the right answer. However, because "perplex" means "confuse," it is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Which is a synonym for pardon?

Possible Answers:

Penalty

Forgive

Blame

Hold

None of the other answer choices. 

Correct answer:

Forgive

Explanation:

"Pardon" and "forgive" both mean to excuse from blame. 

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

A synonym of "clarify" is . . .

Possible Answers:

clean

explain

jump

weaken

fortify

Correct answer:

explain

Explanation:

"Clarify" is a verb that means "make a statement or situation less confused and more clearly comprehensible," so we need to pick out another verb that means something like "make something more clearly understandable." While "clean" might look like a potentially correct answer, "clean" means " free from dirt, marks, or stains." Because "clean" does not have the same meaning as "clarify," "clean" cannot be the correct answer. "Explain," however, is a verb that means "make an idea, situation, or problem clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas." Because "explain" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "clarify," "explain" is the correct answer.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Which word could have a similar meaning to the underlined word?

The boy decieved his classmates by pretending the faint.

Possible Answers:

left

None of the above

rose

misled

hid

Correct answer:

misled

Explanation:

The word "misled," which is the past tense of "mislead," can be substitued into the sentence to maintain the meaning.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Which word could have a similar meaning to the underlined word?

As she looked into her crystal ball, she foresaw the future.

Possible Answers:

dialed

forgot

None of the above

confused

predicted

Correct answer:

predicted

Explanation:

"Predicted" could replace "foresaw" to maintain a similar meaning. 

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Which word could have a similar meaning to the underlined word?

She could comprehend almost anything that she read.

Possible Answers:

find

forget

waste

None of the above

understand

Correct answer:

understand

Explanation:

"Comprehend" could be replaced by "understand" to maintain a similar meaning for the sentence. 

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the word in question.

Analyze

Possible Answers:

to study

to propose

to travel

to attend

to exercise

Correct answer:

to study

Explanation:

"Analyze" means to study or examine.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the answer with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Educate

Possible Answers:

to scold

to practice

to fire

to find out

to teach

Correct answer:

to teach

Explanation:

"Educate" means to teach.

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

SOLVE

Possible Answers:

Talk

Wrap

Figure out

Shoot

Act

Correct answer:

Figure out

Explanation:

"Solve" is a verb that means figure out, so "figure out" is the correct answer.

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