SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

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

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Example Question #371 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

NOSTALGIA

Possible Answers:

illness

friendship

humidity

remembrance

effort

Correct answer:

remembrance

Explanation:

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

Example Question #372 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

EDICT

Possible Answers:

criticism

proclamation

technology

blanket

growth

Correct answer:

proclamation

Explanation:

An "edict" is an official order or proclamation.

Example Question #373 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

TREACHERY

Possible Answers:

danger

betrayal

fondness

passage

dish

Correct answer:

betrayal

Explanation:

Treachery is a betrayal of trust.

Example Question #374 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters

PLENITUDE

Possible Answers:

shortage

mistake

abundance

memory

challenge

Correct answer:

abundance

Explanation:

Plenitude means an abundance.

Example Question #375 : Synonyms

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

CIRCUMLOCUTION 

Possible Answers:

Moving eulogy

Trite commentary

Indirect expression

Honest evaluation

Profound rhetoric

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 #376 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

HAVOC

Possible Answers:

design

devastation

length

abode

transparency

Correct answer:

devastation

Explanation:

Havoc means widespread destruction.

Example Question #381 : Synonyms

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 #382 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

CONFRONTATION

Possible Answers:

success

trifold

extinction

happiness

conflict

Correct answer:

conflict

Explanation:

"Confrontation" means an argumentative meeting, or conflict.

Example Question #383 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

THRESHOLD

Possible Answers:

grip

candor

minimum

turbulence

discomfort

Correct answer:

minimum

Explanation:

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

Example Question #384 : Synonyms

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

STINT

Possible Answers:

rattle

turn

forgiveness

channel

nose

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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