All SSAT Middle Level Verbal Resources
Example Question #57 : Using Prefixes, Suffixes, And Roots To Identify Synonyms
Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.
rate something as valuable
Berate means to scold angrily and at length.
Example Question #59 : Using Prefixes, Suffixes, And Roots To Identify Synonyms
Synonyms: Select the word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.
“Beguile” means to charm or entice someone, so the correct answer is “entice," which means to tempt someone. For clarification, "deride" means to mock, and "quell" means to suppress or subdue.
Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Prefixes From Anglo Saxon
Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.
"Beseech" means beg or ask someone to do something, so "beg" is the correct answer. "Combine" means blend or put together. "Direct" is a verb that means order or command. "Warn" means inform someone of a potential danger. "Familiarize" means become familiar with something or gain information about a person or topic.
Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Prefixes
Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
"Outfox" is a verb that means trick or defeat someone by being more clever than him or her, so we need to pick out a word that means trick using wits. While many of the answer choices also begin with "out," only "outwit" has a meaning similar to "outfox." Since "outwit" means to trick or win against someone by being more clever than him or her, it is the correct answer.
Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Prefixes
Synonyms: Select the word whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.
“Becalm” means soothe or make calm. The prefix "be-" means to make or to cause, so it makes sense that "becalm" means make calm. So, "soothe" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, “mock” means make fun of, and “intrepid” means brave and adventurous.