SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Middle Level Verbal

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

Synonyms

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

SATE

Possible Answers:

proclaim

sit

resist

satisfy fully

corrupt

Correct answer:

satisfy fully

Explanation:

"Sate" means to satisfy fully.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

ASTOUND

Possible Answers:

corrupt

disguise

modify

shock

contain

Correct answer:

shock

Explanation:

Astound means to shock or surprise.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

Synonyms: Select the words that are most similar in meaning.

Abhor

Possible Answers:

Revoke

Hate

Collect

Jest

Notify

Correct answer:

Hate

Explanation:

To "abhor" is to hate.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

Rejoice

Possible Answers:

Gloominess

Sadness

Holiday

Furnace

Happiness

Correct answer:

Happiness

Explanation:

"Rejoice" means happiness; Sadness and Gloominess is the opposite; Holiday is a celebrated day; and a Furnace is equipment in a home used to generate heat.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

Startle

Possible Answers:

to exercise

to consider

to devote

to fantasize

to surprise

Correct answer:

to surprise

Explanation:

"Startle" means to surprise.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

DETEST

Possible Answers:

Refuse 

 Comfort 

Hate

Love 

Accept 

Correct answer:

Hate

Explanation:

If you "detest" something then you hate it. Other similar words that mean hate include deplore, abhor, despise, loathe, and deride.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

LAMENT

Possible Answers:

Praise 

Celebrate 

Reward 

Defy 

Mourn 

Correct answer:

Mourn 

Explanation:

A "lament" is an expression of sadness and as such is most similar in meaning to mourn. For clarification, to "defy" means to resist authority.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

ABHOR

Possible Answers:

Abolish 

Absolve 

Imagine 

Detest 

Love 

Correct answer:

Detest 

Explanation:

If you "abhor" something you hate and detest it. For clarification detest is a synonym of abhor; "abolish" means get rid of; "absolve" means to remove blame from someone.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

DREAD

Possible Answers:

Love 

Despair 

Fear 

Aspire 

Hope 

Correct answer:

Fear 

Explanation:

"Dread" means to fear something greatly, so "fear" is the correct answer. For clarification, "aspire" means aim or seek, and "despair" means a feeling of sadness and hopelessness

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Verbs About Emotional Changes

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

AGITATE

Possible Answers:

Convince

Upset

Decipher

Surprise

Highlight

Correct answer:

Upset

Explanation:

"Agitate" is a verb that means upset, so "upset" is the correct answer. "Highlight" means emphasize or call attention to. "Convince" means persuade or change a person's mind. "Decipher" means decode. "Surprise," when used as a verb, means shock or reveal something unexpected.

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