SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

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Example Question #52 : Synonyms

A synonym of "labyrinth" is __________.

Possible Answers:

bridge

circle

tower

maze

puzzle

Correct answer:

maze

Explanation:

"Labyrinth" is a noun that means "a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one's way," so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like "a complicated network of passages." While "puzzle" may look like a potentially correct answer, "puzzle" as a noun means "a game, toy, or problem designed to test ingenuity or knowledge," not necessarily a "complicated network of passages," so "puzzle" cannot be the correct answer. A "maze," however, is defined either as "a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way," " a complex network of paths or passages," or "a confusing mass of information," and because the second definition of "maze" is very close to the definition of "labyrinth," "maze" is the correct answer.

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

A synonym of “particle” is __________.

Possible Answers:

air

speck

matter

dust

pile

Correct answer:

speck

Explanation:

“Particle” is a noun that means “a minute portion of matter,” so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “a minute portion of matter.” That means that “pile” cannot be the correct answer, because “pile” means “a heap of things laid or lying one on top of another,” and “particle” is specifically only one thing. “Speck,” however, is a noun that can mean “a tiny spot” or “a small particle of a substance,” and because “speck” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “particle,” “speck” is the correct answer.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms

Synonyms: pick the word that is most similar in meaning to the word in question.

Labyrinth

Possible Answers:

History

Maze

Ridicule

Officer

Impulse

Correct answer:

Maze

Explanation:

A "labyrinth" is a difficult maze

 

 

Example Question #55 : Synonyms

Synonyms: pick the word that is most similar in meaning to the word in question.

Tableau

Possible Answers:

Picture

Innocence

Update

Furniture

Control

Correct answer:

Picture

Explanation:

A "tableau" is a picture, as of a scene.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms

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

Caravan

Possible Answers:

Generator

Excavation

Religion

Convoy

Locomotive

Correct answer:

Convoy

Explanation:

"Caravan" is a convoy; Religion is set of beliefs and rituals; Generator produces energy; Locomotive is a train; and Excavation means digging up.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

Fluid

Possible Answers:

Century

Chorus

Liquid

Sermon

Terrain

Correct answer:

Liquid

Explanation:

"Fluid" means liquid; Chorus means a group of singers; Sermon means religious speech; Terrain usually refers to land or landscape; and Century means one hundred years.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms

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

Dwelling

Possible Answers:

Standard

Home

Exhaustion

Alliance

Dehydration

Correct answer:

Home

Explanation:

"Dwelling" means home; Alliance means a group of countries who have a formal treaty to work together; Standard means common form; Exhaustion means tired; and Dehydrated means thirsty.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

Image

Possible Answers:

Tactics

Picture

Celebration

Bravery

Letter

Correct answer:

Picture

Explanation:

"Image" is a picture; Letter is a written message; Celebration is a special event; Bravery means courage; and Tactics is an operational strategy.

Example Question #60 : Synonyms

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

Artifact

Possible Answers:

Relic

Destination

Illustration

Warrior

Civilian

Correct answer:

Relic

Explanation:

"Artifact" is an article or relic; Warrior is a person who engages in combat; a Civilian is a non-military member of a country; an Illustration is a picture; a Destination means a final location.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

Turnpike

Possible Answers:

Earth

Stream

Country

Highway

Gulf

Correct answer:

Highway

Explanation:

A "turnpike" is a highway.

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