SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

NOSTALGIA

Possible Answers:

humidity

friendship

illness

remembrance

effort

Correct answer:

remembrance

Explanation:

"Nostalgia" means a sentimental longing for the past, or remembrance.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

EDICT

Possible Answers:

blanket

technology

proclamation

growth

criticism

Correct answer:

proclamation

Explanation:

An "edict" is an official order or proclamation.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

TREACHERY

Possible Answers:

betrayal

passage

dish

fondness

danger

Correct answer:

betrayal

Explanation:

Treachery is a betrayal of trust.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

PLENITUDE

Possible Answers:

challenge

mistake

memory

shortage

abundance

Correct answer:

abundance

Explanation:

Plenitude means an abundance.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

CIRCUMLOCUTION 

Possible Answers:

Profound rhetoric

Honest evaluation

Trite commentary

Indirect expression

Moving eulogy

Correct answer:

Indirect expression

Explanation:

“Circumlocution” refers to an indirect expression using more words than necessary, usually to deliberately avoid expressing something directly or truthfully. The correct answer is therefore “indirect expression.” For clarification, rhetoric describes any public speaking; a eulogy is a speech given at a funeral or following someone’s death; trite means overused or cliché; profound means deep and insightful.

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

HAVOC

Possible Answers:

devastation

abode

length

design

transparency

Correct answer:

devastation

Explanation:

Havoc means widespread destruction.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

ANIMOSITY. 

Possible Answers:

Eager to please 

Fairly matched

Ill will

Good feeling

Misunderstanding

Correct answer:

Ill will

Explanation:

“Animosity” describes a feeling of hostility, anger or resentment. So of the possible answer choices “ill will” best matches the meaning of the word.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CONFRONTATION

Possible Answers:

success

happiness

conflict

trifold

extinction

Correct answer:

conflict

Explanation:

"Confrontation" means an argumentative meeting, or conflict.

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

THRESHOLD

Possible Answers:

grip

discomfort

turbulence

minimum

candor

Correct answer:

minimum

Explanation:

"Threshold" means the minimum intensity that must be exceeding for something to happen.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

STINT

Possible Answers:

channel

rattle

forgiveness

nose

turn

Correct answer:

turn

Explanation:

A "stint" is a person's period or turn of work, usually an alotted period of time.

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