SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

A synonym of "labyrinth" is __________.

Possible Answers:

maze

puzzle

bridge

circle

tower

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 #2 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

A synonym of “particle” is __________.

Possible Answers:

dust

air

speck

matter

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 #3 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

Labyrinth

Possible Answers:

History

Impulse

Ridicule

Officer

Maze

Correct answer:

Maze

Explanation:

A "labyrinth" is a difficult maze

 

 

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

Tableau

Possible Answers:

Picture

Furniture

Update

Innocence

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:

Locomotive

Excavation

Convoy

Religion

Generator

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 #4 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

Fluid

Possible Answers:

Chorus

Terrain

Sermon

Century

Liquid

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:

Exhaustion

Standard

Home

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 #5 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

Image

Possible Answers:

Picture

Celebration

Letter

Tactics

Bravery

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 #7 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

Artifact

Possible Answers:

Warrior

Destination

Relic

Illustration

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 #6 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

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

Turnpike

Possible Answers:

Stream

Gulf

Earth

Country

Highway

Correct answer:

Highway

Explanation:

A "turnpike" is a highway.

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